India’s Top Knocks in 2021 ft. Virat Kohli’s 80* & Rohit Sharma’s 127: Indian cricket touched new heights in 2021, first in Australia and this year, and then in England, before the suspension of that final Test of the series, while the dominance at home is unique. Now because India plays so much of cricket, many performers in the top knock should be one of the talking points.
India’s Top Knocks in 2021 ft. Virat Kohli’s 80* & Rohit Sharma’s 127
The battered and injured and emaciated Indian side went to the Gabba and struggled to win the Test match on the final day, with Rahane getting out early and then dismissing the young Rishabh Pant who was attacking Australia. Bowler and the question is how? At the Gabba’s own den, the player batted for over three hours, scoring 89 runs and creating history for India in the process. This victory was breaking Australia’s fortress after a very long time and when we all saw that history, Rishabh Pant could be proud to say that I was making this history.
Rohit Sharma’s list of things to do in cricket one would think that all the boxes were ticked but not one, he had to prove his mettle overseas as a Test batsman and this tour of England was one of the toughest. Was one of proved under the circumstances. On a cloudy day at the Oval, Rohit Sharma stepped up and scored a crucial century and took India out of danger to take India towards the end of the Test match. Significantly, when the final Test match was postponed, India was ahead 2-1. Rohit emerged as India’s leading run-scorer in that series in Test cricket in 2021, becoming India’s leading run-scorer and the second highest scorer in the world.
It is every batsman’s dream to have his name on the Lord’s Honor Board and KL Rahul took advantage of his opportunity when he was introduced, he was not originally part of the India opener but then got injured, that meant he was in and made the most of his chance to score a scintillating century in the first innings of the Lord’s Test and put India in a commanding position, giving him the advantage going into the final day as India ended the game. Turned out, leading the Test series 1–0, however, KL Rahul emerged as the second highest run-scorer by the end of the game, scoring 315 runs and cementing his name as India’s Test opener.
No list of top Indian innings would be complete in any year if Virat Kohli’s name is not there in it. Talking about delivering in a crunch game, Virat Kohli entered the final T20I of the T20I series between England and India where the scoreline was 2-2. Virat Kohli decided to open with Rohit Sharma in that innings and the rest is history, he scored an unbeaten 80, a crucial 90-run partnership with Rohit Sharma to take India to over 200, which was notched up by England. He was the man of the series scoring 3 half-centuries. Virat Kohli, while his form may have been negative for the past two years, has shown glimpses of the old Virat Kohli in that innings.
It’s always pleasant to watch impressive performances in cricket but that joy multiplies when it comes to unexpected moments, India playing at the Gabba which is Australia’s fortress, in the first innings they looked down and out. They were trailing by 183 runs when Shardul Thakur came out to bat with a motive, scored 67 runs and shared a partnership with Washington Sundar, and when he went, India wrapped up their innings by reducing their innings significantly. Took it, but Shardul did not do so. So far, he has picked up 7 wickets in that Test as well as broke Australia’s fort at the Gabba and helped India travel to a historic victory for ages. Because that India plays a lot of cricket throughout the year, it is very difficult to sum up just the top innings in a list.