Rohit Sharma scored his seventh Test century off 130 balls in the second of the four-Test matches against England at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Saturday.
Rohit now has scored the most hundreds by an Indian in the World Test Championship (WTC) with four tons. Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is next on the list with three.
The Hitman also has scored the most centuries by a Test opener since the beginning of WTC with an average of 64.00. He even went past the 800-run mark in the tournament on day one of the second Test.
As the Indian batsmen struggled to keep up with the track, the 33-year-old, thus far, looked to be in a good form.
Rohit who had reached his fifty with a boundary off Jack Leach, hit Moeen Ali for a six before he entered triple figures.
With that hit, Rohit became the first Indian batsman to hit 200 sixes at home in international cricket. He is also the fastest to the mark in 123 innings, overtaking New Zealand’s Martin Guptill’s 161.