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“Take a bow!” Twitter reacts as Mayank Agarwal hits double ton against SA…

Although luck was not on a brilliant Rohit Sharma’s side, who fell just 23 runs short for a well-deserved double ton, his new partner Mayank Agarwal certainly full-filled that part. The opener scored a blazing 215 as India entered the Tea break in a dominating position in the first Test at Vizag.

The South Africans had a tough task containing the hosts and it took no less than 82 overs for them to finally get a breakthrough, the priced wicket of Rohit Sharma. However, by then, it had been a bit too late, with the Indian openers already wrecking havoc. The partnership of Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal yielded a total of 317 runs, the highest partnership for any wicket in Tests against South Africa. It also proved to be India’s third-highest opening stand in its Test cricket history.

While Rohit Sharma was scintillating as always in his marauding knock, it was Agarwal who impressed everyone with his confidence stroke-play. This was from a player who was under pressure to perform after managing only a solitary half-century on the West Indies tour.

Even after Sharma fell at 176, Mayank held his ground to become the 23rd Indian to hit a double century in Test cricket. The Bengaluru-based cricketer had debuted against Australia at the MCG last year, starting his career with a gritty 76 following a knock of 42 as India won by a margin of 137 runs.

This was his first Test in India, and he seems to have absolutely nailed it!

Twitter Reactions

Here’s how the Twitterati reacted as Mayank Agarwal hit a double ton:

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