Ranchi: Rohit Sharma is indeed a hitman ... He has proved that as an opening batsman, he is not only a hero of limited-overs format but also has the same power in Test format. In the series against South Africa, he proved to be the biggest batsman on his soil. The 32-year-old Rohit Sharma hit three centuries in the three-Test series.
On the second day of the Ranchi Test, Rohit not only completed his double century (212 runs, 255 balls, 28 fours, 6 sixes) but also made a record, which he too would never have thought of. Rohit Sharma has achieved a stormy average of 99.84 while playing his 12th Test (18th innings) on India's soil.
Talking about the highest average of players who have played at least 10 Test matches on home soil during their career, Rohit has also defeated the great Australian batsman Don Bradman. Let us tell you that in 50 innings of 33 Tests on his soil, Bradman had scored runs (4322 runs) at an average of 98.22.
Four batsmen with the highest average (at least 10 matches) in Test matches on home soil
99.84 - Rohit Sharma (India), 12 Tests
98.22- Don Bradman (Australia), 50 Tests
77.56 - George Hadley (West Indies), 10 Tests
77.25- Steve Smith (Australia), 29 Tests