Ravi Shastri Revealed Rohit Sharma’s Reaction After Missing A Century At The Lord’s During IND vs ENG 2021

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Ravi Shastri Revealed Rohit Sharma’s Reaction After Missing A Century At The Lord’s: The 2021 Test tour in England was clearly one of the highest points of Rohit Sharma’s Test career where he was India’s leading run-scorer.

Rohit had made his Test debut in 2013, and had even plundered 7 Test centuries before the England tour – but all of them had come at home. Last year, though, he got that hoodoo of an overseas Test century off his back when he scored a match-winning ton at The Oval.

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Before that in the second Test, though, he had got himself a golden opportunity to get on the Lord’s Honours Board but got out for 83. He had put on a sublime show of the blend of restraint and attack, but eventually chopped on James Anderson onto his stumps

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The head coach at the time, Ravi Shastri, recalled the look of a dejected and upset Rohit Sharma after he had trudged on back into the dressing room having missed a century at Lord’s by only 17 runs.

“When Rohit got out, he came back to the dressing room and just sat quietly on a table. He was in a daze. He just wanted that hundred. A special feeling for any player to get a hundred at Lord’s. And you could see that he was really, really dejected. But he made up for it at The Oval,” Shastri said on air during the 2nd ODI between India and England at Lord’s.

At The Oval, in the fourth Test, Rohit put on a great, careful and watchful batting display as he made 127 runs off 256 balls in the second innings to set England a target of 368 runs which they fell well short of and India took a 2-1 lead.

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Sharma, now the captain, however, couldn’t take part in the fifth and last Test of this series, which was then rescheduled, and was played earlier this month at Edgbaston. Due to testing positive for covid-19 during the practice match prior to the Edgbaston Test, Sharma was ruled out. India lost the game by 7 wickets as England, this time successfully chased down 378.

Sharma still finished as India’s leading run-scorer in this series – with 368 runs in 4 Tests at an average of 52. He hit two fifties and a century in this series.

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