Rohit Sharma has been in sublime touch ever since the start of the first Test against South Africa, as he smashed his fifth Test ton, second in the match at the top of the order, to establish himself as an opener in the longest format of the game.
After a scintillating 176 in the first innings, he backed his performance with a brilliant ton in the second innings, and in the process, became the second Indian opener after Sunil Gavaskar to register a ton in each innings of a match.
Here’s a look at how cricket fraternity reacted to Rohit’s century:
Take a bow🙇♀️@ImRo45 Eventually you are, where you belong to ! 👏👌
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 5, 2019
A special test match for Rohit Sharma. Class and elegance and two centuries. Not a bad way to begin a new chapter in a career!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 5, 2019
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) October 5, 2019
What a legend 🙏🏻🕺 pic.twitter.com/kiiTmf3EVs
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) October 5, 2019
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) October 5, 2019
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 5, 2019
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 5, 2019
Are we satisfied that Rohit Sharma is a Test opener now?
— Rick Eyre on cricket (@rickeyrecricket) October 5, 2019
Century in each inning in his first Test as opening batsman by Rohit Sharma. How fantastic is that! 👏👏@ImRo45
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 5, 2019
Indians to score 100s in both inns of a Test:
Sunil Gavaskar (3 times)
Rahul Dravid (2 times)
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 5, 2019
— Reema Malhotra (@ReemaMalhotra8) October 5, 2019
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) October 5, 2019
Rohit in ICC World Cup
Three consecutive centuries
Rohit in ICC Test championship:
Two consecutive centuries
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) October 5, 2019
Sanjay Manjrekar: Rohit has never been stumped.
Rohit Sharma gets stumped twice in the same Test.
This is a jinx beyond our capabilities. #INDvSA
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) October 5, 2019