Mayank Agarwal scored up his maiden Test ton and it has been a solid Test innings. He was not as expressive as Rohit, but has played the perfect Test knock, ready to wait, grind it out and then accelerate.
Speaking at the end of Day 1, Rohit said that opening the batting always suited his game as he loved to wear his pads and walk straight out to take part in the action.
“I think it suits my game, just wear the pads and bat. Waiting game, when I used to bat at five or six number, I won’t say it didn’t suit my batting. Your mind is fresh, we know we have to play the new ball. You know the bowlers who are bowling with the new ball do, so the game plan is easier for you. You know you have to face the new ball and these will be the fielders. At six, the ball is reversing, field placement is different and you need to keep all those things in mind. That game of wearing the pads and going in to bat suits my game,” said Rohit.