India cricket team hitman Rohit Sharma scored his 17th ODI century on Tuesday in Port Elizabeth during the 5th ODI international match between South Africa and India. Rohit reached the 100-run mark in the match off 107 balls.
In the process, he has now come close to Virat Kohli's current ODI centuries record. Well, only half of the job has been done.
Rohit got out scoring a total of 115 runs from 126 balls. Chennai Super Kings new boy Lungi Ngidi dismissed him. The South African pacer soon got Hardik Pandya out for a duck but couldn't get the hat-trick as MS Dhoni remained resolute.
Kohli currently has 34 ODI 100s.
"Rohit Sharma is under cover agent of Sachin Tendulkar, he is in the team just to stop Virat Kohli from scoring centuries," the parody account of Sunil Gavaskar posted on Twitter.
India are playing partnerships very well so far. Shikhar Dhawan gave Rohit Sharma the time he so needed. And now Rohit Sharma has given Kohli valuable time.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 13, 2018
Kohli got out in the match after scoring 36 off 76 balls in the match.
Co-incidentally, Rohit Sharma was there again on the other side of the crease as Kohli got run out by JP Duminy.
Every time Kohli has got run-out in an ODI with Rohit Sharma being the partner, Rohit has scored big!— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) February 13, 2018
v WI, Kingston, 2011 (Rohit made 57)
v Aus, Bengaluru, 2013 (Rohit 209)
v SL, Kolkata, 2014 (Rohit 264)
v Aus, Brisbane, 2016 (Rohit 124)
Today? #SAvIND #INDvSA
Here are some more tweets as the troll brigade targetted Rohit: