India, led wonderfully by Rohit Sharma, triumphed admirably in the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy match between Australia and India on Saturday in Nagpur. With a century, the seasoned Indian opener took the game and the cricket world by storm. As Team India grabbed a 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series, former Australian batter Mark Waugh spoke extensively about the extraordinary rise of Indian skipper Rohit in the longest and oldest version of the game.

Although Rohit was appointed India’s regular Test captain in February 2022, he could only take part in two of the country’s five Test matches. The powerful batsman Rohit did not take part in either of India’s Test triumphs over Bangladesh last season, nor did he take part in the attention-grabbing Test match between England and India in Birmingham in July. Before captaining Team India in the tight contest against Australia in Nagpur, the Indian opener had been absent from eight of India’s previous 10 Test matches.

Team India’s captain Rohit took the initiative and struck an outstanding century to help India overcome Australia in Nagpur under the direction of Ravindra Jadeja. Former cricketer Waugh told Star Sports during the four-match Test series between India and Australia that senior batter Rohit has had an interesting Test career.

“How fascinating has Rohit’s Test career been? At the beginning of his career, he was a bit of a failure. He needed to exercise greater restraint. But like all great athletes, he has always had time and shown a certain level of class. He employs a really simple technique. He has always been a match-winner in white-ball cricket, but in modern Test cricket, “Waugh said.

Rohit created history by becoming the first Indian captain to register hundreds in all three formats of international cricket in Nagpur. India scored 400 runs in 139.3 overs, a remarkable total, with Rohit blasting 120 runs off 212 balls. As a result of Rohit’s first century as Test captain, India defeated Australia by innings and 132 runs to take a 1-0 series lead.

“He has a broad range of strokes and is disciplined. The mental game is everything right now. He plays with style in every situation. He excels in international competition and has a style of play that is perfect for Indian playing conditions. He has great range, and hands, and is very focused on the ball. Because he reads the game well, he can shift into higher or lower gears depending on the situation “He said.