Rohit Sharma scored his first overseas century on Day 3 of 4th test to put Indian in a strong position in Oval test. India’s opening batsman finally crossed the hurdle and brought up his first Test century outside India, eight years after his debut in Test matches for India. And Indian captain Virat Kohli was super-impressed with the performance of Rohit and congratulated him in style.
💯 for HITMAN
First away Test ton for @ImRo45 👏👏
He also breaches the 3K Test-run mark.#TeamIndia #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/KOxvtHQFGB
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 4, 2021
Rohit Sharma has shut all his critics with consistent performance in England. He has showcased his perseverance to leave the balls outside off stumps and played as per situations. As a result, he is currently the second-highest run-scorer in the ongoing series with 300+ runs with a staggering average of 48+. With the ton, The 33-year-old also slammed his first century away from India, 8th overall.
Rohit Sharma has now joined the elite company of Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri and Rahul Dravid.
- Vijay Merchant 128 runs, 1946
- Sunil Gavaskar 221 runs, 1979
- Ravi Shastri 187 runs, 1990
- Kapil Dev 110 runs, 1990
- Rahul Dravid 217 & 146*, 2002 & 2011
- Anil Kumble 110*, 2007
- KL Rahul 149 & Rishabh Pant 114, 2018
Rohit Sharma in ongoing Test series
1st Test: 36 & unbeaten 12
2nd Test: 83 & 21
3rd Test: 19 & 59
4th Test: 11 & 127
- He completed 15,000 runs in international cricket, only the 8th player from India to achieve the feat.
- Rohit Sharma also completed 11,000 runs as an opener across all formats.
- The century at Oval helped him complete 2,000 runs in England.
- The 127-run knock meant, he has completed 1,000 runs in 2021 across all formats.
- Rohit also crossed the 3,000-run mark in Test cricket.
Former cricketers, Virender Sehwag, Wasim Jaffer, VVS Laxman and fans couldn’t stop praising the ‘Hitman’.
Here are some of the reactions:
Shaandar Zabardast Zindabad.
When the going gets tough the tough get going. Outstanding first overseas Test hundred from #RohitSharma .
Class ! pic.twitter.com/aw3NYCuO5y
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 4, 2021
Critics: Rohit doesn't have an away test ton.
Rohit: #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/dcBsgNoyQL
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) September 4, 2021
A top class innings from a high class player. Take a bow #RohitSharma .
Could well be a series defining innings.
Come on, let’s get a big lead. pic.twitter.com/2M48YepWO2
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 4, 2021
The transformation of #RohitSharma into a world class opening batsman has been staggering. This century was inevitable given the way he has batted in this series. Privileged to see this. Class.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 4, 2021