Team India’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma finally made amends for his disastrous tour of South Africa by scoring his 17th ODI hundred in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.
With 40 runs in four matches so far and a miserable average of 10 in the ODI series, Rohit has had a tour to forget and was under scrutiny for his poor performance. But, he came back to form with a stunning century at St George’s Park and reached the three-figure mark with a quick two at backward square leg at off Tabraiz Shamsi. This was Sharma’s first at this ground and only the second against South Africa. Sharma was finally dismissed for 115 (126 balls) by Lungi Ngidi.
However, Rohit completed his century before having two mix-ups with his partners while completing a run. First, India skipper Virat Kohli got himself run-out and then Ajinkya Rahane sacrificed his wicket on a wrong call from Rohit.
Fans on Twitter also showed mixed reactions on Rohit’s comeback innings of 115.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions:
You can't but be happy to see @ImRo45 get a century, he's such a class act. You also can't but be mad at his clumsy running between wickets!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) February 13, 2018
Rohit Sharma is under cover agent of Sachin Tendulkar, he is in the team just to stop Virat Kohli from scoring centuries.#INDvSA
— Self Isolated Sunil (@1sInto2s) February 13, 2018
First time Rohit Sharma and Kohli batted together in this ODI series…
Result: Run Out!
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) February 13, 2018
— Paulami Chakraborty (@Polotwitts) February 13, 2018
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) February 13, 2018
Pairs involved in most run outs in ODIs in the last 10 years
8 De Villiers/Du Plessis
8 Sangakkara/TM Dilshan
7 Virat Kohli/Rohit Sharma#RSAvInd
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) February 13, 2018
Birthday Gift ✔
Valentine's Day Gift✔😂
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) February 13, 2018
— Error 404 (@RG_CONg) February 13, 2018
Rohit Sharma Run Outs Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli With No Ego
Still Appreciate Rohit's Century With Smiling Face
You Just Can't Hate This Guy
— Prashanth 🇮🇳 (@Paachu90) February 13, 2018
— Pinch Hitter (@pinch_hitt_) February 13, 2018
south African team to Rohit Sharma pic.twitter.com/6pEJpF3YHf
— Manish (@Man_isssh) February 13, 2018
— Ye Koi ***** Hai Kya? (@intolerant_monk) February 13, 2018
This century by Rohit Sharma will hurt India for the next 10 matches again.
— Anubhav. (@EyeAnubhav) February 13, 2018
Rohit Sharma is such an intelligent batsman.
He took inteqaam from Kohli for dropping him in the third test. Then he took inteqaam from Rahane for replacing him in the third test.#TALENT
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) February 13, 2018