India’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma who copped up plenty of criticism following low scores during the tour of Australia and in the 1st Test against England came back strong in the 2nd Test at Chepauk as the Mumbai man launched an astounding century knock on Day 1.
Rohit Sharma scored 161 runs off 231 deliveries which included 18 fours and 2 sixes eventually helping pull up from the slide of early wickets that fell in the first session. The likes of Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara were dismissed in the first session of the day post which Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane notched up a 162 run partnership between them to take India from 86/3 to 248/4 until Rohit Sharma’s dismissal.
Rohit Sharma’s Wife Applauds Husband’s Century Knock
Meanwhile, the England bowlers were getting frustrated not being able to break the partnership which went from a century to a 150-run stand. It was a wicketless session for the England bowlers while India added 83 runs in the session.
England bounced back in the final session taking three wickets. It was the spinners doing the job again. It was Jack Leach who broke the 162-run partnership by dismissing Rohit. Moeen Ali came back to dismiss Rahane as England took two wickets in a space of two runs. A DRS decision went in favour of Ajinkya Rahane just before the ball he was dismissed as Twitter was seen lashing out at third umpire Anil Chaudhary for committing an absolute howler despite sitting in front of the monitor.
Talking about Rohit Sharma’s knock, his wife Ritika was seen applauding the Mumbai boy’s century knock at Chepauk. Ritika along with her daughter are currently in Chennai since BCCI has allowed families to travel with the players during tours, a move which was prohibited in the early tours of the COVID-19 era with the biosecure bubble coming into play. Apart from Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin’s wife Priti was also spotted at the stadium supporting the Indian team.
Applause from the Chepauk crowd ????
Dressing room on its feet ????
A congratulatory hug from Ajinkya Rahane ????
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