Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli congratulates Rohit Sharma as he walks back to the pavilion after his excellent performance against New Zealand in the third one-day international at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, which allowed team India captain Rohit Sharma to end his century drought.
Sharma, one of the most prolific run scorers in white-ball cricket, had a disappointing 2022 but began 2023 on a high note by slamming an 83-run knock against Sri Lanka in the first ODI. Sharma continued his form in the third ODI at Indore after scoring 51 runs against New Zealand in the second ODI.
In ODI cricket, Rohit has been anticipating this day for more than three years. The swashbuckling opener has been in good shape, but over the past two years, his conversation rate from the fifties to centuries has significantly decreased.
The 35-year-old batted with total confidence, scoring three figures in 83 balls. During his outstanding knock, he hit nine fours and six sixes. In an effort to play the big shot, he was dimissed after the century when Michael Bracewell castled him for 101.
Watch: Virat Kohli Lauds Rohit Sharma As He Walks Back To The Pavilion
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s friendship was captured on camera as they were congratulating each other as Rohit Sharma walked out and began heading to the pavilion.
The Indian captain appeared to be in fantastic form throughout the innings, and his youthful opening partner Shubman Gill, who blasted his century, gave him great assistance. The pair’s mammoth 212-run partnership against New Zealand in ODIs was the most by any opening pair.