Indian opener Rohit Sharma on Saturday, once again proved that form is temporary and class is permanent with his counter-attacking knock in the first innings of the second Test against England at the Chepauk. Here we go Rohit Sharma records.
On a pitch that has shown unusual turns from the first session itself, Rohit Sharma looked like he was batting on a completely different wicket. Rohit Sharma peddled Moeen Ali for a couple to bring up a well-deserved 7th Test hundred of his career.
Rohit Sharma Now Has All-Format Centuries Against Four Different Opponents
Rohit Sharma has scored 29 tons in ODIs and four in T20I matches and now 7 tons in Test matches. Interestingly, Rohit Sharma’s hundred came against England stated that he has scored a century in each of the three formats against four different opponents, thus making him the first in the world to do so. He has registered 100-plus scores against South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and now England across all international forms of the game.
While Virat Kohli leads Sharma in terms of most overall centuries in the world among contemporary batsmen, the Indian captain is yet to reach the three-figure mark in T20Is. Overall, Kohli has 71 tons to his credit. On the other hand, world-leading century-maker Sachin Tendulkar also never registered a T20I ton, despite scoring a combined 100 centuries across Tests and ODIs.
India won the second test comfortably by 317 runs, giving it back to England with all-round performances. India were better than England in all three departments. Ravichandran Ashwin led with his all-round brilliance as the second Test in Chennai to level the four-match series at 1-1. Local hero Ashwin took eight wickets in the match and scored a sensational knock on a tricky pitch as India wrapped the game in four days.
Series is at leveller with each team winning one game. 3rd Test will be played in Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad which is claimed to be the biggest stadium in the world.