Why Rohit Sharma’s test hundred against Australia will rank as one of his best? | INDvsAUS

Rohit Sharma during his brilliant hundred on Day 2 of the first test of Border Gavaskar Trophy in Nagpur on Friday. Image Courtesy: BCCI

Xtra Time Web Desk: The Indian test captain Rohit Sharma played one of his best knocks in the longer format as he scored his 9th test ton on Day 2 of the first Border Gavaskar Test at VCA stadium. This was also Rohit’s first hundred as test captain. The hitman has now scored hundred in all formats as captain for India. It is a statement from the Indian captain to his detractors and his reaction said it all after he reached the three figure mark. Rohit knows how important this knock will be in the context of the series. It was a captains knock, leading from the front.

While every other Indian batter struggled, Rohit made batting look simple as if batting on a different track. It was a knock full of grit, determination and responsibility as he played just one aerial shot on Day 1 and the strike with which he reached the triple figure. He lofted Aussie off spinner Todd Murphy inside out over covers for a boundary to score his ninth test ton.

India captain showcased his best touch as he was prepared to grind. He checked his favourite pull shot in his innings. The only one he hit was a six off Scott Boland.

With India bundling Australia for just 177 on the first day of the first Test, the India skipper came out all guns blazing and took the attack to Australia’s bowlers. He was particularly severe to Nathan Lyon and did not allow the off-spinner to settle.

Rohit’s dominating hundred against the Aussies will rank as one of his best in test career so far.