IND vs ENG – Rohit Sharma Oval Century: calls Oval century his best, says ‘Shardul Thakur deserved Man of the match more than me’ – India opening batsman Rohit Sharma, who scored a terrific century in 2nd innings of the fourth Test against England here at Kennington Oval, London to help visitors post a challenging total to chase, said that this knock was his best innings in Test cricket. This was Rohit’s first overseas century in Test cricket. Rohit was adjudged Man of the match for his ton but he said that Shardul Thakur, who scored two fifties in the game and took three crucial wickets in the game, deserved it more than him.
IND vs ENG: Rohit Sharma calls Oval century his best, says ‘Shardul Thakur deserved Man of the match more than me’
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IND vs ENG – Rohit Sharma Oval Century
“I wanted to be on the field as much as I could. That hundred was special. We know how important was the second innings. Virat just mentioned the effort from the batsmen, and as a unit it was really important. It’s my first overseas hundred. Really glad that I could get the team into an important position. The three-figure mark wasn’t in my mind, we knew the pressure on the batting unit so we kept our heads down and batted the situation,” Rohit said in a post-match presentation.
India were trailing by almost 100 runs in the first innings. Thus, it was expected of the Indian openers to put their best foot forward. Rohit Sharma rose to the occasion and scored his first-ever century overseas. He slammed a century off 205 balls with the help of 12 fours and a six that he used to bring his ton. He went on to score 127 runs off 256 deliveries.
“Once we got the lead, we just wanted to put pressure on the bowlers. I try to contribute for the team, it’s important for me. I know the importance of opening the innings. I am glad I could make it count. It’s always important to embrace the challenge, it’s not going to be easy. Back in Durham we had time off to look at our training and technique and after the World Test Championship final we had 20-25 days, that was a real game-changer. Looks (his injury) good at the moment, the message from the physio is that we got to assess every minute,” he added.