ICC World Cup 2019 – Twitter erupts as Rohit Sharma’s gritty ton power India to beat South Africa in their opening game

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Rohit Sharma took the matter into his own hands with a gritty century after India were dealt early blows in their World Cup 2019 opener against South Africa at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday.


He also became the third highest century scorer in all-time list for India behind Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.

Moreover, Rohit also became the first Indian centurion of the ongoing World Cup. His unbeaten knock of 122 was laced with 10 boundaries and two sixes as he led India’s fight-back with MS Dhoni in the middle overs.


Rohit was also the top scorer of India vs South Africa clash. For the Proteas all-rounder Chris Morris managed to score 42 runs and he helped his side recover from 158/7 to 227/9 in the stipulated 50 overs.

Brief scores:

South Africa – 227/9 in 50 overs (Morris 42, Rabada 31 not out; Chahal 4/51).


India – 230/4 in 47.3 overs (Rohit 122 not out, Dhoni 34; Rabada 2/39).

Here’s how Twitter reacted:


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