Rohit Sharma brought up the first double hundred of his career at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi with a huge six. The Indian batsman took 249 runs to get to the feat. The video of his six went viral on social media as the right-hander became the first batsman to score more than 500 runs against South Africa. The double ton came up when Lungi Ngidi was handling the bowling duties of the game. Ahead of lunch day 2, Rohit Sharma was on 199 and all eyes were on the Indian opener who was about to notch up the double ton. Rohit Sharma Hits Maiden Test Double Century, Becomes First Indian to Score 500-Plus in an IND vs SA Series! Twitterati Praise Hitman For Scripting Incredible Records.
The Hitman too was in no hurry to bring up his double ton as he took his time to get to the feat. Ngidi bowled short and Rohit pushed it to the deep square leg for a six. The video of maximum went viral on social media. Check it out below:
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Video of Sharma’s celebration
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However, his innings did not last long as the Indian opener got out on the score of 212 runs. It Lungi Ngidi who got the wicket of Sharma. But the dressing room was all smiles as Sharma walked back. Earlier in the day, India lost the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane. The scoreboard now reads 386/5.