Tuesday, November 12, 2019
News

Rohit surpasses Bradman, adds another feather to his cap

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Ranchi | Monday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Rohit Sharma has silenced his critics with his continuous good run with the bat in the ongoing series against South Africa, proving his mettle as a Test opener.

The Mumbai batsman has so far notched up two centuries and a double ton in the ongoing three-Test series against the Proteas and his knock of 212 on Sunday has helped him break Don Bradman's record for the highest Test average at home after 10-plus innings.

Rohit now averages 99.84 at home, edging past Bradman's average of 98.22. Rohit has now amassed 1,298 runs in 18 innings in Tests at home, which includes six centuries and five half-centuries.

The Mumbai batsman struck his maiden double century in Test cricket on Sunday as India declared on 497/9 and reduced South Africa to 9/2 before bad light brought an early end to the second day's play in the the third Test.

In the process, Rohit also became the fourth batsman to hit a double hundred both in Test and ODI cricket, emulating Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle.

--IANS kk/arm

( 189 Words)

2019-10-20-21:42:05 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE SPORTS NEWS
ICC reprimands Bairstow for 'audible obs...
Raheem Sterling to miss England's Euro 2...
IOA raises objections to draft Sports Co...
Indian team practises with pink ball ahe...
Winning against Afghanistan is only thin...
Team India is on another level: Akhtar...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Delhi LG reviews steps for ownership in ...
BJP, Congress lock horns over Chandrashe...
2 UP cops commit suicide taking toll to ...
Dev Deepawali to be held without 'maha a...
SC to pronounce judgment on inclusion of...
FM Nirmala Sitharaman urges farmers to p...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
ASUS launches new AMD-powered lapto... 
Eden's D/N Test to see play start a... 
Yami Gautam opens up about her comp... 
Farmers have sex the most, scribes ... 
Hitachi Vantara sets up regional op... 
Government-Opposition spar in Keral... 
Second whistleblower fires more sal... 
Preserve Tis Hazari clash footage: ...