Opener Rohit Sharma added a new feather into his already illustrious cap during the fourth day of first Test against South Africa at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.
After hitting a stunning century (176 runs) in the first innings, Rohit followed it up with another ton in the second innings. He smashed a brilliant innings of 127 runs.
With this, he broke history of 142-year Test cricket history as he hit back to back century as opener for the first time.
He also set a new sixes record at home.
Rohit now holds the record for most sixes in a Test match in India.
The stylish right-hander had hit six maximums in the first innings and then hit four more in the second to break Navjot Singh Sindhu’s record, who hit eight sixes in Lucknow Test against Sri Lanka in 1994.
Matthew Hayden, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Ajinkya Rahane take the tied third spot as all four of them hit seven sixes during their respective Test matches. Rohit now tops this illustrious list by breaking Sidhu’s 25-year-old record.