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Rohit Sharma creates history as oldest Indian captain to smash test century against England

Rohit Sharma's innings of 131 runs off 196 balls was a masterclass in batting, featuring 14 boundaries and 3 sixes

In Rajkot, Rohit Sharma made history by becoming the oldest Indian captain to score an international hundred, surpassing a record set by Vijay Hazare in 1951. This remarkable feat was achieved during the third Test against England, marking a significant moment in Rohit’s career and Indian cricket history.

Despite a challenging start for India, with three early wickets falling, Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja turned the tide with a resilient 201-run partnership. Their partnership not only stabilized India’s innings but also piled pressure on the English bowlers, showcasing Rohit’s batting prowess and ability to anchor the team’s performance.

Rohit Sharma’s innings of 131 runs off 196 balls was a masterclass in batting, featuring 14 boundaries and three sixes before he was eventually dismissed by Mark Wood. His century was a testament to his skill, temperament, and determination on the field.

Beyond his individual achievement, Rohit’s century also held significance in the context of the World Test Championships. By surpassing Ben Stokes and Usman Khawaja in terms of centuries scored in the championship, Rohit further solidified his reputation as a top-performing batsman on the international stage.

Additionally, Rohit Sharma surpassed MS Dhoni’s record for the most sixes in Tests by an Indian player, now totaling 80 sixes in 90 Test matches. This milestone not only highlights Rohit’s aggressive batting style but also his ability to dominate the game across formats.

In terms of centuries scored as an Indian captain in Test cricket, Rohit Sharma equaled the legendary Kapil Dev, with three centuries to his name. This achievement underscores Rohit’s leadership qualities and his ability to lead from the front in crucial matches.

As Rohit Sharma nears the 4000-run mark in Test cricket, he continues to cement his position as one of India’s most prolific batsmen across all formats. His consistent performances and leadership on the field make him an invaluable asset to the Indian cricket team.

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