Rohit Sharma set the Chepauk crowd and the dressing room on their feet as he marched on to complete his seventh Test ton against England on Day 1 of the second Test in Chennai. The right-handed batsman took 130 deliveries to reach the three-figure mark and is still continuing his dominance over the England attack.
The player is currently playing on 123 from 178 deliveries and is joined by Ajinkya Rahane at the other end, who is batting on 36. Lauding Rohit’s effort and the atmosphere in Chennai, BCCI shared a video on Twitter acknowledging his fine performance on tough conditions.
Applause from the Chepauk crowd
Dressing room on its feet
A congratulatory hug from Ajinkya Rahane
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 13, 2021
The cricket fraternity also came together to wish the “Hitman” for his incredible show. Here are a few tweets:
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) February 13, 2021
Well played @ImRo45 One of most satisfying century in challenging conditions. Also shows the importance of positive intent, decisive footwork when batting on a tough pitch. Now convert this into a biggie. #INDvsENG #class #elegance @StarSportsIndia pic.twitter.com/h9yGqmKJvs
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 13, 2021
Such a special player. Rohit Sharma was just born to bat. His batting today is an illustration.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 13, 2021
— ICC (@ICC) February 13, 2021
The first hundred by an Indian in 2021
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) February 13, 2021
Not changed my opinion about Rohit Sharma from 3 years ago … https://t.co/ucuKp2oQNz
— Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) February 13, 2021
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) February 13, 2021
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 13, 2021
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 13, 2021
India are currently batting at 189/3 at Tea on Day 1 with the pair of Rahane and Rohit adding 103 runs for the fourth-wicket.