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Rohit Sharma’s 120-run knock in the first Test against Australia was one of the takeaways from the Nagpur Test for the hosts. While India’s top-order failed to make a mark, the Indian skipper stood tall against Australia’s fierce bowling in the only innings India batted. With that century, Rohit also completed his ninth Test century and guided his side to a competitive total on board.

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Rohit’s brilliance with the bat was all on display in Nagpur as the senior batter started with three boundaries on the very first over off Pat Cummins but turned himself into defensive mode when the wickets started to fall. Reacting to Sharma’s knock, commentator Simon Doull said the Indian captain thrives under tough situations.

“I think Rohit is one of those cricketers, when things are tough, he fights. He is just one of those tough blokes who stands up when the opposition is coming at you. He says come at me if you want. I will come at you harder. His captaincy is a little bit like that as well,” Simon told Sports Yaari.

Meanwhile, he further claimed that Rohit fought fire to fire and was quite aggressive in his innings. “When he plays with that sort of confidence, he puffs the chest out and takes on the opposition. I like that about him,” Doull added.

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The Kiwi cricketer further pointed out that excluding Travis Head from playing XI was one of the mistakes Australians made. “The biggest mistake they did was leaving out Travis Head. He has been in terrific form along with Marnus and Steven Smith,” said Doull.

He also felt Australians should not complain about the pitch as even their debutant Todd Murphy did exceptionally well in his first game.