Rohit Sharma scored his maiden century during the first day of Test series
Right-handed batsman Rohit Sharma hit his maiden century in the longest format of cricket during day 1 of the Test series against South Africa. India scored an unbeaten 202 without loss despite the rain interrupting the first Test match.
Sharma, who is India’s regular batsman in ODI, clinched 115 off 84 with batsman Mayank Agarwal. Sharma smashed five sixes and 12 fours off 174 balls.
During a post-match interview, Sharma shared the difference between opening for Test and limited-overs.
‘Opening the batting in the red ball cricket is a different ball game compared to limited overs. So, of course, it's just that mentally you have to train your mind more than anything else’.
‘I feel you've got to challenge yourself as to how you are going to play’, he added.
Sharma shared his technique in batting. He said that being mentally prepared contributes to a good performance in the field.
‘Technically, yes you need to look into it. There are certain aspects of batting where you need to look into it. But more than that, I feel mentally you've got to challenge yourself as to how you are going to play the new ball and then, take the game forward’.
India and South Africa will play the 2nd day of the first Test today, October 10, 2019. The scores accumulated from the Test series are included in the World Test Championship.
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