IND v AUS 2023: “Rohit Sharma was flawless,” Harbhajan Singh in awe of Indian captain’s incredible innings in Nagpur

Rohit Sharma slammed 120 in India's first innings in Nagpur.

Rohit Sharma | GettyRohit Sharma’s stunning century has put India in a commanding position in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test against Australia at VCA Stadium, Nagpur.

On a track where Australia’s innings folded for a paltry 177 and no visiting batter managed to hit a half-century, Rohit produced a batting exhibition against the spinners.

While the hosts kept losing wickets at regular intervals, Sharma held the one end firmly to notch up his maiden Test ton as captain. Thanks to his exceptional knock of 120, India ended Day 2 on 321/7, leading Australia by 144 runs in the first-innings.

After the day’s play, former India spinner Harbhajan Singh heaped praise on Rohit’s knock against Australia in Nagpur, calling it flawless.

"The boundary that he hit over the cover to get his hundred was an outstanding shot. There are rare players who play with a free mindset, especially when you are batting from 90s to 100s and slow their pace. But Rohit Sharma was flawless and played an incredible innings,” said Harbhajan while speaking on his Youtube channel.

"It was a very calculative innings. Stepped out well against the spinner, executed the sweeps well and with keen concentration he played his shots. He kind of knew how the ball was spinning and negotiated well against the spin (bowling),” he added.

It was Rohit Sharma’s ninth century in the longest format of the game and his 212-ball knock was studded with 15 fours and 2 sixes.

According to Harbhajan, the importance of the Indian skipper’s knock will be felt on Day 3 as India could run away with the match.

"I think the match is set and tomorrow we will get to know the importance of Rohit Sharma's innings. Because tomorrow the match will almost be over,” he stated.

At the close of play on Day 2, Ravindra Jadeja (66*) and Akshar Patel (52*) were unbeaten in the middle for India.


By Salman Anjum - 11 Feb, 2023

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