India opener Rohit Sharma reached the three-digit mark on Saturday when it scored its seventh test hundredth in the second test against England at MA Chidambaram Stadium. Rohit, who has failed to achieve a solid result in the last few innings, reached his tone in the afternoon to stabilize India’s inning on Day 1.
It is also the first Test hundred for a senior opening player against England, as he scored 14 fours and 2 sixes during his strike. Rohit’s last three-digit result was in October 2019 against South Africa, where he had won a double ton at the Ranch.
Rohit’s hammer was tied with several wonderful drives, including pull-ups in successive deliveries from Ben Stokes in the 12th. After Gil’s departure for the duck, Rohit and Cheteshwar Pujara added 85 tracks for the second wicket before the latter was fired at 21 by Jack Leach. India skipper They grow kohli, next, was buried by Mouen Ali, reducing India to 86/3.
After two quick strikes, Rohit was left in the middle with a vice-captain Adjinkya Rahane to ensure that India will no longer lose the door before noon. After returning to the test organization after being removed due to a lower leg injury, Rohit had made 26, 52, 44, 7, 6 and 12 for a total of 147 an average of 24.50.
Rohit also received a battle from former players, including Sunil Gavaskar, to throw his goal. However, the senior opener was supported by Rahane before the second test. Rahane said 3-4 bad innings would not make Rohit a bad player.
“Rohit is an important member of our team. A great result doesn’t mean you have to make 100 or 150. In Australia he beat well, he made important contributions. See if anyone has a working day, plays 3-4 bad innings, that doesn’t mean that he is a bad player. You have to support your player, “Rahane told the media on Thursday.
Earlier, India decided to make three changes to its Playing XI as they decided to rest Jasprit bumrah and enter Mohamed Siraj. Left-handed spinner Axar Patel received his test debut and Kuldeep yadav was also included in the starting team.
For England, Ali stepped in instead of Dom Bess, Stuart Broad replaced James Anderson, while the injured Joffra Archer gave way to Olli Stone.