For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Before the start of the Vizag Test, all eyes were fixed on Rohit Sharma. The Mumbai right-hander, included in place of KL Rahul and designated to open the innings, was making a Test comeback. In the warm-up game at Vizianagaram against the same opponents, he had fallen for a two-ball duck. In the initial overs, Rohit was beaten by the swing of Vernon Philander. However, Rohit showcased discipline, played himself in and got going. Rohit demonstrated his brilliance and gave Virat Kohli and a lot of Indian fans plenty to cheer by smashing his first century as a opener. Along with Mayank Agarwal’s 84 and a 202-run opening stand, India dominated the opening day at the ADA VDCA stadium in Vizag. South Africa were spared the agony in the final session with rain playing spoilsport and that was their only silver lining.The fact that Rohit was given first use of a dry pitch after Kohli chose to bat worked to his advantage. Philander generated some late swing and Rohit was beaten a couple of times. Kagiso Rabada also tried to play on his patience but Rohit overcame all that and applied himself brilliantly. After getting off in style with a crunching boundary off Rabada, Rohit survived a tough period. After negotiating the first hour beautifully, Rohit and Mayank Agarwal ensured that they did not squander the advantage. Rohit broke the shackles in style by hammering left-arm orthodox spinner Keshav Maharaj for his first six. The right-hander neared his fifty with yet another six off Dane Piedt and a boundary off debutant Senuran Muthusamy. However, before lunch, Rohit had a nervous moment as he top-edged a sweep off Muthusamy just over the fielder at fine leg to notch up his fifty. Also Read | Rohit Sharma ‘Opens’ His New Chapter In Indian Test Cricket In Grand StyleAt the other end, Agarwal was looking in solid touch. He tackled the spinners brilliantly and notched up his fifty by hammering Keshav Maharaj over inside out over deep extra cover for a magnificent six. However, with Rohit motoring towards a century, Agarwal dropped anchor and slowly made progress. Rohit neared his century by blasting two consecutive sixes off Dane Piedt and steering a flatter delivery from Maharaj to the third man fence.Also Read | IND vs RSA, Highlights, 1st Test Day 1: Play Called Off Due To Rain After Rohit Sharma TonRohit notched up his landmark by driving Muthusamy to deep cover and the celebrations spoke of the importance of the knock. Rohit became the fourth Indian after KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw to score a century in his maiden innings as an opener. Ever since 2016, Rohit has actually had a good run in Tests. In the series against New Zealand, Rohit smashed 82 and 51 in the Kolkata and Nagpur Tests followed by a century against Sri Lanka in Nagpur 2017.Agarwal also notched up his highest individual score and the partnership went past 200 but rain had the final say with the entire final session getting washed out.
“Punching my son in the chest would probably refer to me teaching my son how to box, cause we do have boxing gloves at our house…” [@ftbeard_17]🤷♂️🤷♂️pic.twitter.com/1kPlEoEUlu— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) July 28, 2019Hill was under investigation both by the police and NFL over the allegations that he broke his 3-year-old son’s arm by hitting him, along with allegations that he beat the boy with a belt. Espinal secretly recorded her confronting Hill, saying their son was “terrified” of him. He also addressed the part of the recording where he thumped his son in the chest, saying that he was teaching the child to box and pushed him on the chest to practice.”Punching my son in (his) chest. That would probably refer to me teaching my son how to box,” Hill said. “Because we do got boxing gloves at our house.”He added that the boy likes to pretend to be Iron Man and that he loves to roughhouse. Prosecutors still have a case open against Hill, but it’s considered inactive. The NFL decided not to punish him further, clearing him to play at the beginning of the season. However, the league said it didn’t have full access to law enforcement’s records and said it was still monitoring the case. Hill said that he is excited for the future and reiterated that he that he has grown from his experience.“I can’t wait for my new journey, man. I’m excited,” he said. “I’m working every day to be a better father, better person, better citizen, a better son, too, to my parents. One thing stood out to me, my mom, as I was going through this long process, my mom told me, people don’t need to change, they need to grow. When you think about it, a tree changes and a tree grows every day.”My mom kept telling me ‘Reek, you need to grow. You need to add layers to yourself because if a tree grows, it doesn’t go back.’ So, I don’t want to go back. I want to grow every day of my life.” NFL coaches scheming to ‘weaponize’ new pass interference challenge rule, report says Tyreek Hill spoke for the first time about the allegations surrounding him after Chiefs training camp Sunday.The receiver apologized for the way he spoke to his ex-fiancee Crystal Espinal on a leaked recording, in which he said she should be afraid of him, but added he never abused their son. A.J. Green injury update: Bengals wide receiver out 6-8 weeks with torn ankle ligaments Tyreek Hill welcomed by cheers at Chiefs training camp Hill said he wanted to “man up” for the language he used in the audio, which he said he didn’t know of until it was released in April.”I don’t want nobody talking to my little sister, my daughter that I have now, my mom like that. It’s very disrespectful,” Hill said. “I mean, my mom got onto me, like she thumped me in the ear, like, Come on, man, Reek. Come on, grow up, grow up out of it. So, never again. Like I said I’m growing as a human being, as a person. Never again.” Related News