Was mentally ready to open for India: Rohit Sharma
Visakhapatnam, Oct 3 - Indian batsman Rohit Sharma grabbed the opportunity to open the innings for his team with both hands as he struck a brilliant century on the rain-hit opening day of the first Test against South Africa here on Wednesday.
The right-hander said he was mentally ready for opening India's Test innings as he was confident that he would get the opportunity at some stage of his career.
Rohit, in his debut innings as Test opener, hit an unbeaten 115 and took India to 202/0 with Mayank Agarwal -- unbeaten on 84 -- before rain played spoilsport soon after the umpires stopped play -- due to bad light -- for an early tea.
After the end of the day's play, Mayank asked Rohit about his views on smashing a ton in his debut game as India opener to which he replied: "I'm happy with the way things went out in the middle and knew if once we play few overs, it was on us to take the game forward.