Rohit Sharma has proved a point to his doubters by slamming twin centuries in the 1st Test against South Africa in Visakhapatnam. He followed up his 176 from the first innings with a 127 in the second innings on Saturday. This is the first time in 41 years that an Indian opener has slammed centuries in both innings of a Test.
Rohit’s century at the top of the order gave India an imposing lead, as they push for a victory in the series opener.
Take a bow🙇♀️@ImRo45 Eventually you are, where you belong to ! 👏👌
A special test match for Rohit Sharma. Class and elegance and two centuries. Not a bad way to begin a new chapter in a career!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 5, 2019
1️⃣7️⃣6️⃣ in the first innings
1️⃣2️⃣7️⃣ in the second innings
Rohit Sharma has made a fine start to his career at the top of the Indian batting order! pic.twitter.com/etlLDVKTlb
— ICC (@ICC) October 5, 2019
Has Rohit Sharma transitioned from a white ball god into a red ball god?
— Dennis Journalisn’t (@DennisCricket_) October 5, 2019
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) October 5, 2019
Rohit Sharma is the first batsman in history of Test cricket to score 2 centuries in when opening for the first time. #INDvSA
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 5, 2019
Centuries in both innings setting the game up for India. @ImRo45 has given cricket fans a superb Durga Puja gift. Well played.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) October 5, 2019
— Pankaj Ganwani (@GanwaniP) October 5, 2019
South Africa ended Day 4 at 11/1, trailing India by 383 runs with one final day of the Test left on Sunday.