The first batsman to score 2 centuries on debut as a opener
Rohit Sharma the first Indian opener in 41 years to score two centuries in a Test match at Vizag on Saturday. Rohit scored 176 in the first innings and 127 in the second innings to achieve the rare feat. The previous Indian batsman to do so was Sunil Gavaskar. The 32-year-old also became the first batsman to score two centuries in his debut Test as an opener.
The Mumbai batsman hit 13 sixes in the match, six in first and seven in the second innings. With 13 sixes in the Vizag Test, Rohit broke Wasim Akram’s record of 12 sixes in a Test. He also became the Indian batsman with most sixes in a single. Rohit became the sixth Indian batsman to score two centuries in a single Test after Vijay Hazare, Sunil Gavaskar, Viraj Kohli.