Indian team has given more than one cricketer to cricket. It also includes the legendary player Rohit Sharma. Rohit is currently captaining the Indian team. While carrying out this responsibility, he is seen leading the team to victory as well as breaking records. Rohit has performed strongly in the first innings of the ongoing India vs Australia first Test match. Therefore, it will not be an exaggeration to use the term ‘leading from the front’ for him. In the meantime, he has created a special record in his name by scoring a century.
What is Rohit’s record?
Rohit Sharma has blasted in the first Test of the India vs Australia team which started from Thursday (February 9) in Nagpur. Rohit came out to bat for India after Australia were bowled out for 177 runs in the first innings. He lasted until the third session of the second day. However, he was dismissed on the fourth ball of Pat Cummins’ 81st over. This time, Rohit faced 212 balls and scored 120 runs. He scored these runs with the help of 2 sixes and 15 fours. As soon as he scored this century, Rohit became a Vikramvir.
Leading from the front 👊
— ICC (@ICC) February 10, 2023
This century made Rohit Sena the joint top batsman with most centuries as an opener against countries. Army countries include South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia. The word Sena is formed by taking the English initials of these countries. So Rohit has scored the most 23 centuries as an opener against Sena countries. He tops the list jointly with West Indies opener Desmond Haynes. He has also scored 23 centuries while batting in the opener against Sena countries.
In addition, Chris Gayle is second in this list. He has scored 22 centuries while batting in the opener against Sena countries. After this, Sachin Tendulkar, the great batsman of the Indian team, is in the third place. He has scored 20 centuries in opening matches against Army nations. (Most International Centuries against SENA teams as Opener)
Most centuries against Sena countries while batting in the openers
23 Centuries – Rohit Sharma*
23 Centuries- Desmond Haynes
22 centuries – Chris Gayle
20 Centuries – Sachin Tendulkar
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