Rohit Sharma ended the wait by scoring
By Sarita Dey
on Sun Sep 05 2021
As soon as Rohit scored a century, the team may become a happy atmosphere. And hailed Virat Kohli by punching him in the air and celebrated the milestones of his teammates.
India’s opener Rohit Sharma ended the wait by scoring his maiden overseas. Test century on the third day of the fourth Test against England at The Oval. He played a scintillating inning of 127 runs off 256 balls to put India in the current face-off situation. His innings included 14 fours and a six.
Rohit made his Test debut in 2013. He had to wait eight years to be able to reach three figures in a series away from home. He hit a massive six on the third day of the fourth Test to reach a century. His eighth such score in the format, putting India in a solid position.
In the back of my mind, I knew this was the last chance for me (Tests). I am trying another position in the batting order. When the offer came to me to open the batting. I was very much aware of it because the talks were happening within the management at some stage, Rohit said.
I batted in middle order before and things didn’t go as per the way. I wanted it to and I knew this was my last opportunity to try out. And you know management is thinking whatever I want to try.
When you are playing a sport, you always have to take those chances. Those risks and so I was ready for it and didn’t come to me as a surprise. It would have been my last opportunity if I wouldn’t have succeeded. Anything could have happened,” he added.
That (about it being his last opportunity) was my feeling. I don’t know about others because the team management told me I will have a long run. But I wanted to think in a way that this is it. I have to make good use of this opportunity and for that I have to do whatever it takes, said Rohit.