Rohit Sharma made a remarkable start to his role as an opener in the Indian Test side. On the first day of the ongoing Test between India and South Africa, Rohit announced himself with a century, scoring 176.
He partnered Mayank Agarwal for a brilliant 317-run stand for the opening wicket. In addition, Rohit also scored at an impressive strike-rate of 72.
The Mumbai batsman, who is a regular opener in the limited-overs format, is experimented for the opening role after Hanuma Vihari’s impressive performances at number 6 closed doors for a comeback in the middle-order. However, with his performances in the first Test, Rohit has seemingly sealed the spot and ended the opening woes for Virat Kohli and co. for now.
During the second innings, the 32-year-old also broke the world record for the most number of sixes in a Test match. He achieved the feat after reaching his century. Earlier, Rohit also went past Navjot Singh Sidhu’s long-standing record on home soil for most sixes in a Test match in India.