In the first match of the Test series against South Africa, the Indian batsmen showed better game. Captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first. The Indian team’s openers were failing to give a good start for quite some time now, but nothing of that sort happened in this match and a 317-run partnership was formed for the first wicket.Rohit Sharma was brought into the side in place of KL Rahul.
Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal batted brilliantly and laid the foundation for India’s big score. Mayank Agarwal made his Test debut in the previous year against Australia Down Under and scored a double century in his 5th match. He played a brilliant innings of 215 runs.
Rohit Sharma, slotted as an opner for the first time, also scored 176 runs. He scored these runs in just 244 balls at a strike rate of 72 which included 23 fours as well as 6 sixes. With both of these innings, the place of these two batsmen in the team is almost confirmed.
After the great batting performance of Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal, Social Media is making fun of KL Rahul. Rohit got the chance to open the batting in place of Rahul, and played a massive innimngs. Now Rahul’s return has become very difficult after the big innings from both the openers.
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Mayank Agarwal, playing only his 5th Test match of his career, completed his double century. Before this match, his biggest score in Test was 77 runs, which he made against Australia in Australia itself. He has scored 215 runs off 371 balls, including 23 fours and 6 fours.
After this, KL Rahul, also a close friend of Mayank, while congratulating Mayank Agarwal for his double Test century, wrote – Congratulations my brother, I am proud of you, this is just the beginning.