Twitter lauds Rohit Sharma for a superlative century against Australia in Sydney
Rohit looked a class apart among the Indian batsmen.
Published - Jan 12, 2019 3:15 pm | Updated - Jan 12, 2019 3:18 pm
Rohit Sharma, the Indian batsman, was expected to play a pivotal role in the three-match ODI series against Australia. He may not have cemented his place in the Test team, but it’s a fact that he is one of the most dangerous players in the limited-overs format. He scored over 1000 runs in the format in 2018 and ended the year as the second-highest run-scorer after Indian captain Virat Kohli.
India are currently playing the first match of the series against Aaron Finch and Co and Rohit managed to show why he is regarded as one of the best in the business. After the hosts racked up 288 runs for the loss of five wickets in 50 overs, the 31-year-old had a massive task ahead of him to take the team off to a blistering start and he didn’t flatter to deceive by any stretch of the imagination.
Rohit scores his 22nd ODI century
During the run-chase, the hosts lost three early wickets in the form of Shikhar Dhawan, Kohli and Ambati Rayudu and found themselves in dire straits. However, the scenario didn’t fluster Rohit by any means. He put together a stand of 137 runs with the experienced MS Dhoni and brought India back into the contest. The Nagpur-born accomplished his half-century in 62 deliveries.
Jason Behrendroff got rid of Dhoni after the batter notched a gutsy half-century, but Rohit carried on in his own merry way. In the 40th over, he flicked Jhy Richardson on to the on-side to bring up his century in 110 balls with seven boundaries and four sixes. It was his 22nd century on ODI cricket. Moreover, he surpassed Ricky Ponting as the most century-maker in ODIs between Australia and India.
By the end of the 40th over, India needed a mammoth 109 runs in 60 balls. At one point in time, the Aussies were all over the visiting team, but Rohit brought all his experience into play and didn’t let Aaron Finch and Co run away with the match. Even as the other Indian batsmen found it tough to score, Rohit didn’t find it difficult to milk the bowling and get the occasional boundary.
Here is how Twitterati praised Rohit
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) January 12, 2019
This has been a top innings from Rohit. But India will need something special to pull this one off !
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 12, 2019
— Prabhas⚡️ (@PradeepVarma51) January 12, 2019
Rohit Sharma in ODIs – now 22 100s
Most ODI 100s v Aus
— Sikandar Khosa (@SikandrKhosa) January 12, 2019
T20 International century against Sri Lanka after his Wife's Birthday
Odi double hundred against Sri Lanka on his Wedding Anniversary
Hundred in today's match after the birth of his first child
— ARYAN RAJ (@ARYAN11123) January 12, 2019
— Rajesh Karia 🇮🇳 (@kufri) January 12, 2019
Congrats Hitman Century @ImRo45
— ANmol Rai (@ANmolr14) January 12, 2019
First Indian to score 5 ODI centuries in Australia. Kudos Rohit Sharma! Champion stuff. #AusvInd
— Venkat Parthasarathy (@Venkrek) January 12, 2019
STEADYING THE SHIP AND HOW!
— Sachin kumar jha ( BJP) (@Sachinhitman) January 12, 2019
Australia to Rohit Sharma- pic.twitter.com/VMvM58V0aC
— The Meme Makers (@the7mememakers) January 12, 2019
Rohit Sharma becomes the first visiting cricketer to score 4 ODI centuries against Australia in Australia…
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) January 12, 2019
IMO this has to be Rohit Sharma's best knock in ODI's, considering the situation & nature of the pitch #AUSvIND
— Abhijith S (@Abhi_mania) January 12, 2019
This is already an incredible innings from an incredible Rohit Sharma but if he takes India to victory, this innings will be regarded as one of the all time great ODI innings ever #AUSvIND
— Rukhster (@Ashish515) January 12, 2019
Rohit Sharma in last 10 ODI series:
— sreekrishna (@sreekrishna_999) January 12, 2019
The difference is 16 Hundred.
— Aditya Saha (@adityakumar480) January 12, 2019
Most ODI 100s v Australia:
9 Tendulkar (70 inns)
7 ROHIT SHARMA (29)
6 Haynes (64)
5 Kohli (27)#AusvInd
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) January 12, 2019
Just like Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma needed more support. #AusvInd
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) January 12, 2019