Rohit Sharma, playing the Test for the first time as an opener, struck a century against South Africa, batting brilliantly. Due to this hundred, Rohit not only silenced his opponents but also put a rash of records. Although Hitman set many records during his innings, but it will be most special for him to match the great batsman Don Bradman.
Rohit Sharma resorted to just 154 balls, including 10 fours and four skyscraper sixes, to score his fourth career and his first century as an opener. Rohit Sharma’s average on Indian soil rose to 98.22 as soon as he scored a century in this Test, and with this, he also equaled Bradman.
Bradman, who averaged 99.9 in Tests, averaged 98.22 on his home ground. Now Rohit Sharma has also reached the level of this figure. Let me tell you Rohit Sharma has scored 884 runs in 10 Tests in India at an average of 98.22, which includes 4 centuries and 5 centuries.
Rohit Sharma also became the first Indian opener to score a century in the Visakhapatnam Test, having scored centuries in all three formats of cricket, One-Day and T20. Not only this, he also became the fourth Indian player to score a century in the first Test as an opener. Before him, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw have done this feat.
Rohit Sharma is the first Indian opener in this decade to score four sixes before his century. Apart from this, Rohit Sharma has also become the first Indian opener to score a century in the ICC World Test Championship. Let me tell you Rohit Sharma had scored a century in Test debut and now he has also hit a century as a test opener.