On September 4, 2021 – History created at The Oval, as Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who had 7 centuries under his belt in the longest format of the game, with not even a single one in foreign countries smashed his maiden overseas ton making it to 8 overall centuries in Tests.
The Indian opener brought up his ton with a massive six off Moeen Ali in the second session of day three of the fourth test at The Oval against England.
The Oval full of the crowd stood up to applaud the Indian opener as Rohit looked calm even achieving such a milestone and even the Indian dressing room gave him a standing ovation for his efforts. Now, he will be looking to shift gears and take India into a strong position.
The pitch has completely flattened out with the ball coming onto the bat with ease and the bowlers are toiling hard without reaping any rewards. Rohit Sharma, who came to open the innings for team India in the final hour of the play on Day 2 ensured that he didn’t throw away a good start and went on to smash his first-ever overseas hundred.
However, the hundred wouldn’t have been possible if Rory Burns would not have dropped him twice, once on 6 and then on 31. The 34-year old, however, made England pay for the dropped catches as he smacked his 8th Test hundred and 1st away from India.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma fans have found a unique way to celebrate their idol’s achievement as they started thanking Rory Burns, who dropped Rohit Sharma twice in India’s second innings on the Mirco-blogging website Twitter.
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Earlier in the day, Sharma touched another feat as he reached 3,000 runs in Test cricket, and on Friday, he breached the 15,000-mark in international cricket.
Meanwhile, India managed to move into the lead despite losing KL Rahul in the first session of day 3 for 46.
At the time of writing, Rohit Sharma is batting at 107 off 228 while Cheteshwar Pujara is also looking stable with batting at 46 off 101.