ENG vs IND: Rohit Sharma etches his name in the Surrey Honours Board after his classy ton in the 4th Test
Delectable drives, flicks, and stylish pull shots were on display as Rohit Sharma scored a masterly 127 off 256 deliveries.
Updated - Sep 5, 2021 3:13 pm
When Rohit Sharma is at the height of his powers, it is a visual treat for the fans. The ‘Hitman’ is blessed with the gift of timing, and when he unfurls his shots, the bowlers stand dazed, not knowing what to do.
In the second innings of the 4th Test match against England, Sharma toyed with the England bowling attack. Delectable drives, flicks, and stylish pull shots were on display as the right-handed batsman scored a masterly 127 off 256 deliveries.
Rohit Sharma even reached his century with a six, off the bowling of Moeen Ali, and stitched together a 153-run partnership for the second wicket alongside Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored 61.
Rohit Sharma finds his name in elite company
Rohit Sharma’s name was etched in the Surrey Honour’s Board after his classic ton. In fact, the official Twitter handle of Surrey Cricket tweeted that a new name was added to the Surrey Honour’s Board.
You can see the tweet from Surrey Cricket below
💯 There's a new name on our Honours Boards.
— Surrey Cricket (@surreycricket) September 5, 2021
When India played a Test match at the Kennington Oval last time, two Indian batsmen etched their names on the Surrey Honour’s Board. And, the two willow wielders are Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul.
When India visited England shores in the year 2018, Rahul and Pant produced a sensational counter-attacking partnership in the 2nd innings of the 5th Test match. Chasing an improbable target of 464, India was in the doldrums, with the scorecard reading 121/5. And, that is when the duo of Rahul and Pant joined hands.
While Rahul scored a classy 149 off 224 deliveries, Pant helped himself to a 146-ball 114. And, the duo put on a whopping 204-run partnership for the 6th wicket and knocked the wind out of the sails of the England bowling attack.
However, India ended up on the losing side in that match. After Rahul fell with the Indian scorecard reading 325/6, India lost their next 4 wickets within the space of just 20 runs and lost the match by a margin of 118 runs.