ENG vs IND: Virat Kohli's 'pumped up' reaction after Rohit Sharma's century goes viral

Virat Kohli’s ‘pumped up’ reaction after Rohit Sharma’s century goes viral

Rohit Sharma scored his maiden overseas Test ton and Virat Kohli was 'pumped up'.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Sony Sports)

Apart from wearing his heart on the sleeve, India skipper Virat Kohli also comes across as the one player, who always supports his teammates and gets happy whenever someone gets to a milestone. His celebration was once again there for all to see when opening batter Rohit Sharma got to his maiden overseas Test ton at The Oval.

While for some it would come as a surprise as to how the Indian skipper got happy when Sharma eventfully got to his landmark as there were several reports resurfacing of how the duo don’t share the best of equations. Recently, team India head coach Ravi Shastri had also spoken about the same and cleared the topic once and for all.

As Sharma was nearing his maiden hundred at The Oval, Kohli and a few of the players were seen in the dressing room waiting anxiously for the moment to arrive. When the batter eventually got to the much-awaited landmark with a thumping six, Kohli was up on his feet and was seen clapping and applauding the efforts of his senior batter. Even Shastri had a sense of containment on his face when Sharma finally managed to score a memorable overseas ton.

Knew this was my last chance: Rohit Sharma

The 34-year-old made his Test debut way back in 2013, but could not quite stamp his authority as he did in white-ball formats owing to lack of converting his starts into something substantial. But things turned for him during the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup when he managed to score five hundreds. The management was ready to give him another chance, whilst opening in the longer format of the game. And fair enough to say Rohit Sharma has grabbed it with both hands and has not looked back since opening his innings against South Africa.

In the press conference after the conclusion of day three, Sharma opened about how that was his last chance in the red-ball format. “In the back of my mind, I knew it was the last chance for me as well, trying another position in the batting order. When the offer came to open the batting, I was very much aware of it because the talks were happening within the management about me opening at some stage.”