Indian team opener Rohit Sharma created history and also scored a century in the second innings of the Test. On the third day of the first match of the three-match series being played between South Africa and India, South Africa were allotted by scoring 431 runs. For India, spin bowler Ashwin took 7 wickets while Jadeja took 2 wickets. Let us tell you that India had declared the first innings on 502 runs.
Mayank, who came out to bat in the second innings, was dismissed after scoring only 7 runs. The second opener, Rohit Sharma, once again played a memorable innings, completing the 5th century of his career. Pujara also returned to form and played a memorable innings. Rohit completed his century off 133 balls. Rohit hit 9 fours and 4 skyscraper sixes during his innings.
The biggest reason for Rohit Sharma to score two centuries in a test has been revealed. Actually, the biggest reason for Rohit to score his second consecutive century is to get down to bat as an opener. In ODI cricket, Rohit has failed in his initial phase but as soon as Dhoni gave him the responsibility of opening, Rohit hit a double century and secured his place in the team. Opening in ODIs, Rohit played many historic innings. In the same way, Rohit did wonders as soon as he got an opportunity to open in the Test.
In Test cricket, Rohit was constantly flopping, but this time he got an opportunity to open and Rohit surprised everyone by scoring two centuries in the first Test as an opener. Rohit likes to bat as an opener and this suits him as well. Rohit could never achieve success at the lower order. India should give Rohit a chance to open in all three formats of cricket so that Rohit's talent can benefit the Indian team.