The three-match Test series between India and South Africa started from Today with the first test. Team India won the toss and opted to bat first. At the end of day one, India haven’t lost any wickets and scores 202 runs. The day was early called off due to rain. Rohit Sharma opens the inning for the first time in test and scores a brilliant century. He was unbeaten on 115 runs at the end of day one while his opening partner Mayank Agarwal was batting on 84 runs. Virat Kohli applauds Rohit Sharma’s century from the dressing room. Rohit Sharma becomes the first Indian player to score a century in all three formats as an opener.
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Virat Kohli before the match on Rohit Sharma
“We are in no hurry with Rohit Sharma as an opener. He will be given time and space to find his rhythm and the way he wants to play at the top,” Virat Kohli said on the eve of the 1st Test in Visakhapatnam.
“If you ask me, Rohit Sharma should have opened in Tests from the beginning of his career. You play him one match and then drop him and say Rohit Sharma is not scoring runs in Test cricket. How can you expect someone to perform without giving him 10 Tests?” Yuvraj had said.
“Now if you are making Rohit Sharma open in Tests, you should give him 6 Tests and tell him Rohit, you have got 10-12 innings, go and play your game, nobody will say anything. You gave so many chances to KL Rahul, so whoever is your opener, give him those 6 Test matches so that he can go and express his game.”