India vs South Africa: ‘Wine and Rohit get better with age’ - Twitter applauds India opener
Ahead of the first Test match, the biggest talking point in Indian cricket was the opening role assigned to Rohit Sharma. The right-hander did not start entirely well as he bagged a duck in the match between Board President’s XI and South Africa and hence, there were few furrowed eyebrows when he walked out to take guard on the first day in Visakhapatnam.
After a testing spell by Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander, Rohit dug deep and prospered after the first hour. He reached his 50 before the lunch break and when the session resumed post lunch, he accelerated and attacked the spinners. Finally, the moment arrived on the last ball of the 54th over of India’s innings as Rohit pushed a ball to sweeper cover off the bowling of Senuran Muthusamy to bring up his maiden Test century as an opener. Whether this helps kick-start his Test career or not remains to be seen, but Rohit has for sure made a statement of intent with his effort with the bat.
He lifted his bat and saluted the dressing room and muted all the doubters in his own style.
Twitter was quick to laud the effort of the right-hander: