Twitter Reactions: Rohit Sharma gets to his 18th ODI ton in a pale chase
Rohit scored his 16th ODI hundred as opener.
Updated - Jul 12, 2018 11:42 pm
Rohit Sharma isn’t just a player he’s a phenomenon. The Indian opener has all the class required for a successful white ball player and the moment he started to open the batting has quite literally turned some switch on and there seems to be nothing that can stop Rohit. England gave him a flat wicket, a mediocre target to chase and ordinary bowlers attempting to challenge him. Resultantly he scored a hundred in 82 balls as Team India marches on towards a win.
Nottingham has had the image of being an absolute feather bed, which classifies beyond just a good batting wicket. England were strangled by the Indian spinners especially Kuldeep Yadav who dismissed six of their batsmen. At a venue where they scaled the highest ODI total last time, England were bowled out for 268 and the class in the Indian batting this was never quite going to challenge them.
When Rohit is batting at his best ‘he’s got time, he’s got placement, he’s got hunger’ is what former England captain Naseer Hussain said on air. The first over he faced from David Willey was a bit edgy as the ball-shaped a tad bit, however, the Kookaburra doesn’t move after the first couple of overs and he had all the luxury in the world to play the shot he wanted to.
As a result, the opener played some crisp backfoot punches standing tall in the crease, he drove the ball when it was full and up there, cut it when short and in the range. The short balls were pulled and he even played a really late uppercut to beat the third man fielder as the ball raced to the boundary.
He needed 82 balls to get to his hundred which is in line with his character. Rohit takes time to build his innings and punishes the bowlers as he spends more time in the middle. He hit 12 boundaries and four sixes on his way to the hundred which is his 18th in ODIs and 16th as an opener.
Here is how Twitterati reacted to his magnificent knock:
Wah wah wah Rohit Sharma @ImRo45 class💪💯
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 12, 2018
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) July 12, 2018
— Vivek (@say2vivekkk) July 12, 2018
— Rajeev Jha (@rajeevjha_RJ) July 12, 2018
Wonderful century by Rohit Sharma!
— Venkat Parthasarathy (@Venkrek) July 12, 2018
Drop Rohit Sharma from opening 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Kaha Gaye haters #IndvsEng
— Shailesh (@shaileshgam) July 12, 2018
— aap ka ayush chourey (@choureyayush) July 12, 2018
— Guru Memedhawa (@042_umesh) July 12, 2018
Century in style for Rohit Sharma! The competition is high and the talent is delivering. Well played, Rohit Sharma!
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) July 12, 2018
In ODI cricket, he is one of the very best in the world. Another hundred for Rohit Sharma.
— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) July 12, 2018
Back to back hundreds from the Hitman. Well played @ImRo45 super form and making the most of it. England just not looking the number 1 side at all. Federer, football and cricket- you don’t want to be a Eng sports follower.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) July 12, 2018
— Israr Ahmed Hashmi (@IamIsrarHashmi) July 12, 2018
Another ODI century for @ImRo45, always such a joy to watch
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 12, 2018
— Selvam 🏏 (@SelvamSports) July 12, 2018
— being_vipul57🇮🇳 (@vipulbhatt6) July 12, 2018
— Gaurav P (@GauravPrabhak) July 12, 2018
Now Rohit sharma has scored a century against
— ROHITism ™ (@ROHITism_) July 12, 2018
sharma ji ka beta to chha gaya bhai .how simple u r innocent look in playing century #RohitSharma @ImRo45 #INDvENG @virendersehwag love u rohit sharma proud of u abhi koi or 100 marega to drama dikhane lgta 😍😘 pic.twitter.com/X8DvBEXFMg
— rv singhai (@Ravisinghai) July 12, 2018
When Rohit Sharma is on song, he makes the opposition, no matter how fierce, seem like a bunch of kids from school. #IndVsEng
— Ashish Chandra (@AllThingsAshish) July 12, 2018