Sambit Bal wrote a beautiful tweet for Rohit: Indian opener Rohit Sharma ended his wait for the first overseas hundred of his Test career. Rohit has been playing well for quite some time now however that century was much-needed. Rohit ended the wait by slamming his maiden overseas Test hundred with a monstrous six on Day 3 of the fourth India-England Test match at The Oval.
Rohit scored 100* runs from 204 balls, consisting of 12 boundaries and 1 six against England to lead India’s stunning comeback on Day 3.
Rohit Sharma made his Test debut for India in 2013 and his journey has been inspiring. While he succeeded in the home conditions, every failure in overseas conditions, brought up criticism and doubts on his way. It was an iconic moment for the Hitman as he zipped the mouth of all the critics, who used to question his form while playing on foreign pitches and conditions.
Twitter soon exploded after Rohit Sharma scored his maiden Test overseas century. From cricketers, fans to experts, everyone took to Twitter and hailed the brilliance of the star opener.
Among many, ESPN Cricinfo’s editor-in-chief came up with a beautiful tweet for Rohit Sharma. In his Tweet, Sambit Bal explained why Rohit Sharma’s maiden Test century was a tribute to the purest format of the game. He wrote how in the age where everyone is crazy about the shortest format of the game, Rohit has worked hard on his techniques to succeed as an opener in the toughest conditions. He wrote:
“In the age where the shorter formats bring greater fortunes and glory, Rohit Sharma’s refashioning of his game to succeed as opener in the toughest condition is a huge tribute to Test cricket.”
Here, check out the Tweet:
In the age where the shorter formats bring greater fortunes and glory, Rohit Sharma’s refashioning of his game to succeed as opener in the toughest condition is a huge tribute to Test cricket.
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) September 4, 2021