The second match of the four-Test series being played between India and England is being played at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The first day of the Test was mixed for both teams. India’s team scored 300 runs by losing 6 wickets till the end of the day’s play. Rohit Sharma, who could not do anything special with the bat in both innings of the first Test, looked in the best touch in this match. Rohit took an aggressive stand against the England bowlers from the very beginning and took shots around the field. The hitman hit an innings of 161 runs batting in the ODI format. Meanwhile, former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has praised Rohit’s innings.
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After seeing Rohit Sharma’s innings, Kevin Pietersen wrote on his Twitter, ‘Rohit the Rhino Man’, former England captain Nasir Hussain also praised Rohit’s inning. Sharing his three-year-old tweet, he wrote, “Even after three years my opinion about Rohit Sharma has not changed.” Rohit has been opening in ODIs for a long time but he got an opportunity to open in Test matches much later. Rohit hit 18 fours and two sixes in his innings and also formed a century partnership for the fourth wicket with Ajinkya Rahane.
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After winning the toss and batting first, the Indian team did not start well and Shubman Gill was bowled by Oli Stone without opening the account. After this, Cheteshwar Pujara (21) and captain Virat Kohli (0) could not show anything special with the bat. Rahane and Rohit shared a century partnership for the fourth wicket to take the team’s score to 200, but in the last session of the day England bowled out Rohit and Rahane to return to the match.