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Twitterati Lauds Rohit Sharma As The Hitman Fights His Way To A Well-Made Knock

Rohit Sharma had come into the England series in pursuit of overseas excellence in the five-day format. However, a solid knock had been eluding him since the World Test Championship final. That said, on Day 1 of the second Test match at the Lord’s, Rohit saw his best version come out. Hence, as Twitterati lauds Rohit Sharma, let’s take a look at a few reactions. But before that, here is a quick overview of what has happened in the game.

Rohit & KL Rahul start cautiously

Virat Kohli lost the toss again as Joe Root chose to field first. While the England team had a couple of changes, Team India brought in Ishant Sharma in place of Shardul Thakur as the solitary change from the first game. Rain delayed the toss but after a brief interruption, the play resumed.

While KL Rahul was adamant to play strokes, Rohit Sharma was the one who moved the innings forward. Initially, the Hitman, too, was sceptical to take on the bowlers. The ball was moving off both the pitch and the air and hence, the approach of the openers was justified.

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However, Rohit struck four boundaries in a single over against Sam Curran and the floodgates opened slightly for Team India. The Mumbai cricketer then defended and struck the bad balls in equal measure as he quickly brought up his half-century. However, just 17 runs short of his first overseas hundred, Rohit was bowled by a peach off a delivery by James Andreson.

Twitterati lauds Rohit Sharma for his valiant effort

Meanwhile, Twitter was amazed by the grittiness on display by Rohit Sharma. While many initially thought he would struggle in English conditions, Rohit’s approach impressed many. In fact, Rohit even bettered his previous best away Test score of 75 by getting 83 runs on the scorecard. Rohit took 145 deliveries for the 83 runs, which included eleven boundaries and a six. Here is how Twitter reacted to the knock:

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