After getting out on 37 during the first Test at the Adelaide against Australia Rohit Sharma was at the receiving end and got criticised sharply for the reckless host played by him. Sharma as dropped from the squad for the second game at Perth but nonetheless was picked for the third game at the MCG. Needless to say that he is playing to fight for his place in the Test squad. The right-hander also made it count by scoring an unbeaten of 63 runs from 114 balls. With this, he made his second half-century in Australia and first outside Asia since 2015. Tim Paine vs Rohit Sharma: Here’s What Mumbai Indians has to Say About the Funny Banter Happened During Ind vs Aus 2018, Day 2.
The Hitman in 2015 made scored 53 in the first innings and 39 in the second innings of the New Year's Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Since 2015, the Mumbai batsman had played a couple of Tests in the West Indies (2016), two Tests in South Africa (2018) and two in Australia (2018). Sharma got out twice in the 40s in the Tests played outside Asia Sydney 2015 and Melbourne 2018. Post which Rohit Sharma was dropped from the longer format and Ajinkya Rahane came in. But the Hitman consistently urged the selectors to pick him for the longer format of the game once again. Tim Paine During IND vs AUS 2018 Boxing Day Test: 'I'll Become a Mumbai Indians Fan if Rohit Sharma Hits a Six'.
Rohit Sharma has so far played 28 Test matches scoring three hundred and 10 fifties. This knock will surely give a new boast to Sharma’s Test career. India on the day 2 declared the innings after scoring 443 runs for the loss of seven wickets.