All answers have been given by Rohit Sharma for the queries related to the Test opener. His century in the first Test match against South Africa at Visakhapatnam was undoubtedly the best one. Rohit played his natural game and hit boundaries as usual. The bowlers had no answer for the right-hand batsman.
Everyone praised the batsman style in the Test match as he entertained everyone through his shots. He justified his nickname “Hitman” in the Test match. Rohit scored his first century as a Test opener and became the first Indian opener to score a century in all the international format.
Twitter celebrates the century of Test opener Rohit Sharma
The microblogging site, Twitter is full of praise after he achieved the feat. Many cricketers praised his century on Twitter. Yuzvendra Chahal who shares a good bond with Rohit Sharma tweeted about him. He shared Rohit’s photo and captioned with “Real G.O.A.T” (G.O.A.T- Greatest of all the time).
Real G.O.A.T 🕺💪 pic.twitter.com/YyjOxMgRe0
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) October 2, 2019
Veteran cricketer Harbhajan Singh, who was present during the match as a commentator, also congratulated and praised Rohit for his brilliant batting.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 2, 2019
Commentator Aakash Chopra counted his record. The player has hit 4 Test century and the century against South Africa is his first as an opener. In past Test matches, Rohit played as a middle-order batsman but this time he was given the place in top order. His experience in the limited-overs game has helped to achieve this feat.
4th Test Century. 1st as an opener. Rohit has grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Well played ☺️👏 #IndvSA
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 2, 2019
ICC also praised the player for the ton and said: “The hitman is back with bang”
The HITMAN is back with a bang 💥
Rohit Sharma gets his first Test ton as an opener! pic.twitter.com/DsLfnGCzca
— ICC (@ICC) October 2, 2019
Though the match was halted by rain with Rohit Sharma hitting a century and Mayank Agarwal scoring a half-century.