Before the onset of the home series against South Africa, a lot of questions has been raised. Whether Rohit Sharma was a good choice as an opener in the 5-day format of the game was one of them. Sharma has definitely made a mark for himself in the one-day format as an opener and the opening duo of him and Shikhar Dhawan is considered as one of the best in the world.
Skipper Virat Kohli has experimented a lot with the team and with the ICC test championship going on both fans and experts had their questions regarding Sharma’s position in the team as an opener.
Sharma hit a century in the first innings of the first match against South Africa. Mayank Agarwal hit a double hundred in the very same innings which was his maiden. It was indeed a good start for India. The second match saw Agarwal hit a century in the first innings and Kohli getting double hundred and India won by a difference of an inning.
The third test saw Sharma hit his maiden double century. His 212 runs with a strike rate of 83.14 once again lead team India to a victory with a difference of an innings.
In the three match series against South Africa, India got a double century in each match, in the first match by Agarwal, in the second one by Kohli and in the third match by Sharma.
India currently holds the top position at the points table of the ICC world test championship with 240 points. None of the other teams are even close to India.
With the T-20 world cup coming up in 2020, India has another hurdles to cross. Hope for the best!