Rohit Sharma on Friday became the first Indian opener to smash two centuries in a single Test match since Sunil Gavaskar in 1978/79. The 32-year-old reached the three-figure mark off 133 deliveries as he scored 127 in the second innings of the first Test match against South Africa at Vishakhapatnam. Hitman smashed 176 runs in the first innings which came off 244 deliveries. Now, Rohit Sharma is the sixth Indian to hit a century in each innings of a Test match. Also, he is the first batsman ever to score two hundred on debut as an opener.
Recently, Rohit was trolled by Ben Stokes, as he abused Cheteshwar Pujara after he denied the single. In the first innings, Rohit Sharma scored 176 runs, which came along with the mammoth partnership 317 runs with Mayank Agarwal, who scored 215 runs in the first innings. South Africa while chasing 502 runs in the first innings got restricted to 431. Mayank Agarwal couldn’t continue his stance in the second innings and went back to pavilion after scoring just 7 runs.
However, Cheteshwar Pujara was in a different mood today, as he scored 81 runs off 148 including 13 boundaries and two sixes. Likewise, Ravindra Jadeja, also started aggressive, as he hammered 40 runs off just 32 balls, which included three sixes. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane both were on the crease and playing aggressively, when India declared its second innings closed at 323/3. India has set up the target of 395 runs.