'HITMAN is Back,' Fans go Crazy as Rohit Sharma Ends Century Drought In IND vs NZ 3rd ODI, Check Here
IND vs NZ 3rd ODI: Checkout the fan reactions as Team India captain Rohit Sharma scored a century after a long time
Team India captain Rohit Sharma finally ended his century drought as he smashed the New Zealand bowling attack all over the park in Indore on Tuesday (January 24). India openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill showed no mercy to the Kiwis bowlers on a flat pitch at the Holkar Cricket Stadium. Fans were waiting for a long time to see the Indian skipper score a hundred as the last time he got three figures was back in 2021, September 2 against England at the Oval.
Checkout the reactions after Rohit ended his century drought below...
ODI century for Rohit Sharma after 3 years. The Hitman Is back #RohitSharma #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/0z7beUgBeY — Akshat (@AkshatOM10) January 24, 2023
For Rohit Sharma In ODIs After 3 Long Years
Double Century Loading #Rohitsharma #IndvsNZ — Prajwal (@Prajwal2742) January 24, 2023
Rohit Sharma is back. Common #INDvNZ— Dalmia (@thesonofsports) January 24, 2023
Finally, the century is drought over! — Hyara (@_PopsicleHyara) January 24, 2023
Finally! Well done Rohit, this century was well overdue. Hope he can maintain this good form into the World Cup alongside Shubman, Virat and the others, and we can finally win again. — arj (@hooparj) January 24, 2023
The intent from Gill and Rohit is pretty clear — Shreyas Lokesh (@Lokeshbabumajji) January 24, 2023
The right-handed batter got to the three-figure mark in just 82 balls smashing 9 boundaries and 6 maximums with a strike rate of over 120. Along side Rohit, the latest man to score a double-ton, Shubman Gill also got another hundred in 72 balls with 13 boundaries and 4 maximums getting India off to a fiery start in the third ODI between the Men in Blue and New Zealand.
New Zealand skipper Tom Latham used as many as six bowlers and it was his sixth option -- spinner Michael Bracewell -- who provided the tourists their first breakthrough. Trying to slog one out of the park, Rohit missed the ball as it kept low and turned to eventually hit the stumps. His wicket was met with a roar by the partisan crowd, welcoming Virat Kohli (36).
A miscued shot in the next over spelt the end of Gill's innings as New Zealand struck twice in quick succession. Ishan Kishan (17) didn't look too comfortable and took nine balls to open his account. A yes-no with Kohli, who had sprinted halfway, marked the end of the wicketkeeper batter's stay in the middle. New Zealand were able to bring down the boundaries and sixes and, looking to play a big shot, Kohli couldn't beat Finn Allen at mid-off. Looking on course for a 400-plus score, India endured a familiar middle-order batting collapse, before Hardik Pandya (54) provided the final flourish. (With PTI inputs)