Rohit Sharma scored his 17th ODI century within the fifth ODI in opposition to South Africa. © Instagram
Rohit Sharma ended a private South African hoodoo and arrange a chain win for India within the fifth ODI at St George’s Park on Tuesday. Sharma’s 115 was once his first primary innings in 3 excursions of South Africa — and India’s 73-run win enabled the vacationers to take a profitable Four-1 lead within the six-match sequence, their first good fortune in seven bilateral or multi-team sequence in South Africa. The Mumbai batsman devoted his ‘Guy of the Fit’ award to spouse Ritika Sajdeh as a Valentine’s Day present. “Satisfied Valentine’s Day Rits @ritssajdeh,” he captioned an Instagram put up, which confirmed him posing along with his trophy.
Ultimate 12 months, Rohit devoted his 3rd double century to Ritika at the instance in their 2d marriage anniversary.
“I am glad my spouse is right here with me in this special occasion. I do know she would have appreciated this present from me. She has been my energy. She has all the time been there for me. You undergo such a lot tension on this game, and having them round is all the time particular,” Rohit mentioned on the post-match press convention.
“That is our 2d anniversary, however greater than that, we received the sport,” he mentioned.
On Tuesday, Rohit’s 17th ODI century ended a run of low scores in South Africa. In 19 earlier innings throughout each Assessments and one-day internationals, his earlier best possible rating was once 47 and he had scored best 249 runs at a median of 13.11.
He mentioned he had ensured that he stayed in a excellent way of thinking in spite of no longer making giant scores.
“I’ve been taking part in South Africa. It is a excellent position to play cricket. I knew I did not have to modify so much and the runs would come,” he mentioned.
Rohit’s 17th one-day global century ended a run of low scores in South Africa. In 19 earlier innings throughout each Assessments and one-day internationals, his earlier best possible rating was once 47 and he had scored best 249 runs at a median of 13.11.
Rohit hit 11 fours and 4 sixes in his 126-ball innings however will have to had been stuck on 96 when Tabraiz Shamsi dropped an easy providing at 3rd guy off Kagiso Rabada.
(With inputs from businesses)