Twitter Celebrates Rohit Sharma's First Test Century Away From Home
Twitter Celebrates Rohit Sharma's First Test Century Away From Home . Image Credits: Twitter

Indian opener Rohit Sharma reached his first overseas hundred during India’s second innings at The Oval. He crossed the 100-run mark in style with a gigantic six off Moeen Ali.

At the start of the day, England had its nose ahead. Overnight batsmen KL Rahul and Rohit had taken India to safety the previous evening, but there was still work to be done. The duo started out calmly, milking runs off freebies while respecting the good ones.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma scored his eighth century overall in Tests. (Image: Twitter)

Rahul, having survived an LBW decision early, fell to James Anderson soon but not before contributing 46 to the total. Cheteshwar Pujara then joined Rohit at the crease and they started to up the ante. The former, in particular, batted with intent and took on the aggressor role.

Rohit was happy to play second fiddle, reaching his fifty after Lunch. He looked stoic and determined to make the most of his start, having failed to do so on two previous occasions. Rohit targeted Moeen Ali in particular, dominating the spinner with his wide array of strokes.

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul
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As Tea was approaching, the Mumbaikar decided to pick up the pace further. He played a beautiful Nataraja shot off Anderson to get into the ’90s. The very next over, Rohit danced down the track to Moeen and smoked the ball over long for a huge six to get to his hundred.

It was his first on foreign soil and his eighth-century overall. The knock included 12 fours and a six and put India in the driver’s seat. At the moment of his century, India was leading by 96 runs, with more than 7 sessions left in the Test.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

As expected, Twitter was overjoyed with his performance and lauded the batsman. Rohit has looked the second-best batsman on this tour so far after English skipper Joe Root, and deservedly got to his hundred.

Here are some of the reactions to Rohit Sharma’s century:

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