Before opening the innings in Test cricket, Rohit Sharma had scored three centuries in the longest format of the game and now after just five innings, the right-hander has six Test centuries along with a maiden double hundred. Rohit has been absolutely sensational in the ongoing three-match Test series against South Africa. In his first-ever Test match as an opener, Rohit compiled fabulous centuries in both the innings.
In the ongoing third and final Test match, India collapsed to 39 for 3 and then, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane bailed their team with a spectacular partnership. Rahane scored a fine hundred, while Rohit went on to record his maiden Test double century. Rohit broke many records during his excellent knock of 212 runs. He became the first Indian to complete a double hundred in Test cricket by hitting a six.
Rohit Sharma goes past Sir Don Bradman’s 71-year old world record
Rohit is now only the 4th player in the world to smash a double century in both ODIs and Test cricket. The right-hand batsman also becomes the only 4th batsman to compile 2000+runs in all the three formats. Rohit surpassed legendary Sir Don Bradman’s home average of 98.22 in Test cricket as he now averages a mindboggling 99.84 at home.
Rohit Sharma has smashed 19 sixes in this Test series so far which is now the most number of sixes by a player in a Test series. He has composed 1967 runs across all formats in 2019 and now, only Virender Sehwag’s tally of 2355 runs in 2008 is ahead of Rohit’s tally as an opener. With a sensational total of 529 runs in this series so far, Rohit becomes the 5th Indian opener to score 500 runs in a Test series.