After eight long years of his Test debut, India’s star opener Rohit Sharma finally scored his maiden overseas Test century, and what a glorious way to get there. Rohit, who is known for his fascinating shots, brought up his maiden overseas ton in a blockbuster way on Day 3 of the ongoing fourth Test against England on Saturday.
As the day started, overnight batsmen KL Rahul and Rohit brought the much-needed momentum back to their side. They started out calmly, tackling the England bowlers cautiously in order to save their wickets. They started frustrating the England bowlers with their crispy shots, however, the amazing partnership soon came to an end after Anderson got better of KL Rahul and sent him back to the pavilion for 46 runs.
Cheteshwar Pujara joined Rohit at the crease and they started to up the ante. Pujara showed a lot of intent and helped Rohit take control of the innings. Soon, Rohit reached the much-awaited milestone as he scored his first overseas Test century with a MONSTROUS SIX!
He scored 100* runs from 204 balls, consisting of 12 boundaries and 1 six against England to bring back the Indian side to the driver’s seat.
With a big smile on his face, and the bat facing the sky, Rohit Sharma was cheered on by the Indian cricket team from the dressing room. And a similar scene was witnessed on social media as almost the entire Indian cricket fraternity took to their social media to celebrate Rohit Sharma’s first overseas hundred. In fact, Rohit’s stunning six reminded everyone of legendary batsman Virender Sehwag.
Here, watch the video of Rohit’s monstrous six:
Done it With a Cracking Six#RohitSharma #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/jLrFzPgNLB
— ALL KERALA ROHIT SHARMA FANS ASSOCIATION (@AKRSFAOfficial) September 4, 2021
Rohit Sharma scored his first overseas 100 with a six #IndvsEng pic.twitter.com/oXOQYcaOl4
— Sarcaster (@sarcaster_) September 4, 2021
Century with a six For Hitman @ImRo45 #RohitSharma pic.twitter.com/4L6JTdR5O8
— Mumbai Indians TN (@MumbaiIndiansTN) September 4, 2021
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
#RohitSharma reaches century in rousing style, clouting Moeen for 6. Tremendous knock it has been, his ton oversea and his best given the circumstances
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) September 4, 2021
Hitman 100 Rohit Sharma has brought up his first overseas Test ton! And he slogs a mad six to seal the century! What a knock this is. On ya Rohit! #ENGvIND
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) September 4, 2021
It’s a SIX!!!! What a glorious way to get a 100 .. Congratulations Hit Man @ImRo45 ….. this is a big one … Tough match. Touch series -make it count India let’s win this one….
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) September 4, 2021
The moment he waited for years. Got there in a grand style with a stunning six. But no grand celebration. No animated reaction. Just a simple man with a class. That’s Rohit Sharma for you #RohitSharma pic.twitter.com/ZQQV4lt4Io
— Unnati Madan (@unnati_madan) September 4, 2021
What an incredible moment, only fitting that Rohit Sharma hit a six to get his first overseas test hundred.
— AJN (@LifeIsAnElation) September 4, 2021
Rohit Sharma reaches century with a six
Meanwhile @virendersehwag :#INDvsEND pic.twitter.com/WgG3Z6oZ6s
— Meme Farmer (@craziestlazy) September 4, 2021
– 8th Test Hundred for Rohit Sharma
– First Outside India
– First opener to score Hundred in all 3 formats in England
– scored century with Six, true Hitman style
Well done #RohitSharma pic.twitter.com/Rm9OjBpdIm
— Abhi. (@Abhicricket18) September 4, 2021
CENTURY for Rohit Sharma with a six! His first one outside India.#IndvsEng pic.twitter.com/NT8HwuuiBB
— CricWindows (@cricwindows) September 4, 2021
Sehwag after watching #RohitSharma completing his century with a SIX pic.twitter.com/VoSBB6bK55
— HumorousAf (@HumoroussAf) September 4, 2021
Beautiful shot for a six from Rohit Sharma. pic.twitter.com/iLQ2AMkhZq
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 27, 2021
People were trolling Rohit for overseas test century and he completed his first century with a SIX. That’s how you reply to your critics. What a legend, So happy today @ImRo45 pic.twitter.com/zjLIYTnvqi
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) September 4, 2021