The fourth India-England Test match at The Oval took social media by storm when Rohit Sharma scored his maiden overseas Test century. The International Cricket Council (ICC) was among the first to congratulate Rohit for his outstanding performance. The India opener was in good form for some time but missed a century. On Saturday, everything changed when Rohit Sharma scored his eighth Test century in India’s second innings, making a dramatic comeback on the third day.
Rory Burns may have dropped Rohit at the slips, but some would blame the 34-year-old for his 7th century in 43 Tests and his first in 25 overseas. After reaching the slowest half-century of his Test career in 145 balls, Rohit brilliantly progressed through the gears to complete a century of 204 balls in just 59 balls.
In the 64th over of the Indian innings, Rohit completed his century by hitting a six off Moeen Ali. On Day 3, he guided India to 191 for 1 at tea, contributing significantly to India’s current 100-run advantage.
Here is the Twitter reaction to Rohit’s maiden overseas century: