India's dynamic captain, Rohit Sharma, has showcased his batting prowess once again with a stunning century in the opening Test against West Indies. This remarkable innings marked his 10th century in Test cricket, further solidifying his position as a formidable force in the longest format of the game. Let's take a closer look at his journey and explore the list of his remarkable Test centuries.
Rohit Sharma's Test career began around 10 years ago in November 2013, coinciding with the farewell series of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar. Initially, Rohit struggled to establish himself in the middle order and had inconsistent returns. However, his fortunes changed when he embraced the role of an opener in 2019, leading to a remarkable transformation in his Test career.
Despite scoring two Test centuries in his first two matches, Rohit Sharma faced a prolonged wait of 35 innings before registering his third Test century. It was in November 2017 when he finally breached the three-figure mark against Sri Lanka in Nagpur. However, he had to wait for two more years before finding his true calling as an opener in Test cricket.
Since moving to the top of the order, Rohit Sharma has been in sensational form, amassing seven centuries in Tests. His recent century against West Indies, where he scored 103 runs, showcased his class and ability to dominate the opposition. His highest Test score of 212 came against South Africa, further solidifying his reputation as a masterful batsman.
|1||177||West Indies||Kolkata||November 6, 2013|
|2||111*||West Indies||Mumbai||November 14, 2013|
|3||102*||Sri Lanka||Nagpur||November 24, 2017|
|4||176||South Africa||Visakhapatnam||October 2, 2019|
|5||127||South Africa||Visakhapatnam||October 2, 2019|
|6||212||South Africa||Ranchi||October 19, 2019|
|7||161||England||Chennai||February 13, 2021|
|8||127||England||London||September 2, 2021|
|9||120||Australia||Nagpur||February 9, 2023|
|10||103||West Indies||Dominica||July 12, 2023|
Rohit Sharma's journey in Test cricket has been one of perseverance, adaptability, and immense talent. His 10th Test century against West Indies highlights his ability to dominate as an opener and further cements his place among the elite batsmen in the world. As he continues to excel with the bat, cricket enthusiasts eagerly await his future innings and the milestones he will undoubtedly achieve in the years to come.