Rohit Sharma Gets His 10th Test Ton

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma is certainly one of the best batsmen India has produced. And he has yet again he has proved his worth by scoring a brilliant century. Not only that, he also went on to provide the opening partnership of over 200 runs, with the debutant, Jaiswal on the other end. Before the start of this Test series, questions were being raised about the opening partnership of the Indian Cricket Team. But now it looks like, Rohit Sharma and the boys have learned from their mistakes in the WTC final. 

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The important contribution of Rohit Sharma 

Rohit was certainly struggling with his form, before the start of the West Indies tour. However, he has proved his worth now. He is in good form, and from there he needs to ensure that he continues this form. 

  • West Indies was able to score only 150 runs before they got all out. However, still both the openers were under pressure. The pressure was because of the WTC final loss. To compensate for that it was important for Rohit to give a good opening partnership to the team. 
  • Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal provided the opening stand of 229 runs. 
  • Both the openers got their test centuries. At the same time, Yashasvi Jaiswal went on to score. 
  • Rohit Sharma insured to play his natural game. He got 10 fours and 22 sixes in his innings. 
  • When the score was 229 for 0, a brilliant delivery by Alick Athanaze brushed the gloves of Rohit Sharma, and the catch was taken by Joshua Da Silva. 

Rohit’s inning has certainly acted as a cushion for the rest of the Indian batters to come. But at the same time, it is also necessary to appreciate the efforts of the debutant. Jaiswal ensured that he supports his captain on the other end. Now it’ll be interesting to see the strategy of the West Indies to fight back.