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Rohit’s ability to maintain control while playing the ball off the backfoot was his best knock. Parthiv Patel

<p>On the first day of the third Test at Rajkot, Rohit Sharma scored his 11th century in the format by counterattacking 131 against England. Former wicketkeeper-batter Parthiv Patel was taken aback by the way the Indian skipper maintained composure while batting off the back foot.</p>
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<p>In the opening forty-five minutes of the first day, India was down to 33/3, but Rohit came back with 131 off 196 balls, including 14 fours and three sixes. With Ravindra Jadeja, he put up 204 runs for the fourth wicket, reviving India’s innings.</p>
<p>“Rohit’s control while playing the ball off the backfoot was the greatest aspect of the knock. He played with control and scored several runs moving the ball down the ground as the field was lined up for the lofted hit. It was an excellent innings except from the one blunder he made, which occurred when he played the ball in the air after being out. In an interview with Patel for “Match Center Live” on JioCinema and Sports18, Patel said, “What we are seeing with Rohit Sharma is that he is adapting to conditions beautifully.”</p>
<p>With three fielders positioned deep on the leg-side after Wood struck him in the helmet grille during a short-ball play, Rohit attempted to unnerve Hartley by attempting a cut and sweep for boundaries. In the same over, Joe Root fumbled his catch at first slip on an attempted slog, giving him a life at 27.</p>
<p>As Rohit was dancing down the field against Anderson and avoided a near LBW call, luck was once again on his side. From then, Rohit battled it out at the crease and ultimately saved India with a vital century that was really significant given the terrible situation that India was in.</p>
<p>He made one mistake, which was a pluck to mid-wicket off Wood. At 33-3, India was under strain. After that, Rohit and Jadeja batted wonderfully. The skipper was expected to score and had been waiting a long time for a century, and he did not disappoint. Former England hitter Owais Shah said, “He only made one error and yeah, he lost his wicket there.</p>