Rohit's unbeaten 228-ball 127 resurrected India after the hosts had been reduced to 83 for five on the second day of the ongoing match. The Indians are now comfortably placed at 354/6 with Rohit and R Ashwin (92) well set to guide the team further.
     
Asked if he had any idea about what he had achieved, Rohit, the 14th Indian cricketer to hit a century on debut, smiled and said ,"No, not really."
     
"There was a lot of pressure, we had lost five early wickets. Maybe, when I get back to the hotel room and relax, I'll look back on what I have done," added the 26-year-old.
     
The Mumbaikar, who played 108 one-dayers before finally getting a Test call-up, said he does understand that the knock is special.
     
"I'm glad I could manage the day and get the team to a good total. I'm thankful, another important day coming up tomorrow so let's hope it's a good one. A Test hundred is always a special one and getting on debut was more special," he said.
     
Rohit, who became only the third cricketer ever to smash an ODI double hundred in the recently-concluded series against Australia, said he never got frustrated by the wait he endured for his Test debut.
     
"I was very focussed and I wanted to do it, was glad I could manage something like that today," he said.

(Agencies)

Latest News from Sports News Desk