After an impressive outing in Australia, Indian opener Rohit Sharma has announced his arrival in style. Following up a poor outing in the first Test, Rohit struck a ton in the second to silence his critics. The Mumbai batsman became the first Indian to score a ton in the calendar year as he steadied the hosts’ ship following early hiccups.
After Shubman Gill’s dismissal on a duck, the onus fell upon Sharma’s shoulder. With India losing wickets at the other end, Sharma kept his calm which later paid off as a ton. Currently batting, he has smashed 132 runs off 184 balls. His fiery knock includes sixteen fours and two massive sixes. Batting with the vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on the pitch, the duo has knit a century stand between them.
Cricket fraternity reacts
Fans and pundits took to Twitter to congratulate Rohit on the quickfire ton. The wishes continue to pour in as he continues to build on the great start he had. As of now, it looks like Rohit might go on to bring up his second double century against the red ball.