Rohit Sharma’s 11th Test Century Lights Up Day One Against England in Rajkot

Once again, Rohit Sharma demonstrated his exceptional skill in the longest format of cricket by scoring his 11th Test century on the first day of the third Test match between India and England at the Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot.

The seasoned cricketer’s century was a testament to his resilience and skill, marking his first three-digit score since his remarkable innings of 103 against West Indies in July last year. This century also breaks his dry spell of the past ten innings, where he struggled to make a significant impact.

Taking charge as the captain, Rohit Sharma’s performance was particularly significant given his recent struggles in Test cricket. Having failed to notch a fifty in his last eight innings, his century today signifies a return to form and a reaffirmation of his prowess in the format.

Opening the innings alongside Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma faced early setbacks as both Shubman Gill and Rajat Patidar departed cheaply, leaving India reeling at 33 for three. However, demonstrating his resilience and leadership qualities, Rohit Sharma anchored the innings and built a crucial partnership with Ravindra Jadeja, stabilizing the Indian innings with a hundred-run stand for the fourth wicket.

With this century, Rohit Sharma joins the elite league of Indian captains who have scored Test hundreds against England, becoming the seventh to achieve this feat and the first since 2018. His innings not only rescued India from a precarious situation but also set the stage for a commanding position in the ongoing Test match.

As Rohit Sharma continues to showcase his batting prowess, his century serves as a reminder of his ability to thrive under pressure and lead from the front, further solidifying his stature as one of India’s premier cricketers across all formats.

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