Rohit Sharma is correctly tagged as Hit-man Sharma. He broke many records as a Test opener in the Test series against South Africa. Rohit became the fourth batsman to score a double century in both Tests and ODI joining the record with Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle. The Hitman is awarded as the Players of the Series award at the end of the latest Test series.
In the first Test against proteas in Visakhapatnam, he scored two centuries. He had not much success in Pune but his bat didn’t stop. In Ranchi ground, he struck a double century which was his first in the Test career. In total, he has now 6 Test centuries in which three centuries are as a Test opener.
It’s a great start: Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma earlier played as the middle-order batsman in the Test match. The Test series against Proteas was his first experience as the Test opener where he gave the perfect performance. He played the Test series in ODI style and scored 529 runs in four innings. Rohit thanked Management for giving him an opportunity.
“Thankful to the management for the opportunity. Considering how the series has gone by, I can take a lot of positives, especially how to counter that new ball. The new ball will be a threat anywhere in the world. It’s been a great start, so I don’t want to let it go.”
He opined that Test cricket is a different game and now he has learnt to face the new ball in the game. This Test series will help him a lot in further matches, Rohit expressed.
“You need support from the management, coach, captain, that has helped a lot. Test cricket is a different ball game, getting that big score will give me confidence moving forward. I was trying to be mindful about that. You need to be disciplined, I kept talking to myself. I wanted to make a big score and get my team into good positions.”