New Delhi: Rohit Sharma returns to International cricket with a sublime century against Sri Lanka on Thursday at Kolkata's historic Eden Gardens. The right-handed batsman was batting on run-a-ball 100, helping India compile runs after losing two quick wickets in Ajinkya Rahane and Ambati Rayadu. It's his fifth ODI hundred. India were 177 for two after 31 overs with skipper Virat Kohli unbeaten on 36.
The 27-year-old talented batsman was making a comeback to the Indian One Day International squad after an injury lay-off. He last played for India on August 27 against England at Cardiff.
During the England tour, he sustained a fracture on the middle finger of his right hand, and was subsequently ruled out. However, he announced his intention with a hundred against the touring Lankans at a warm-up match for India A.
With India having already won the five-match series against Sri Lanka, the Indian team management opted to rotate and provide playing time to as many players as possible ahead of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Thus, brought in Rohit into the Indian fold, along with four other players.
India have won the first three matches in Cuttack, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. After today's Kolkata fixture, the final ODI will be played at Ranchi.