IND vs SA, 3rd Test: Rohit Sharma Breaks Don Bradman's 71-Year-Old Record

Rohit now averages 99.84 at home, edging past Bradman's average of 98.22. He has now 1,298 runs from 18 innings in Tests at home

Rohit Sharma turned his critics completely quiet as he slammed the first-ever double ton of his Test career. The HITMAN amassed 212 runs against South Africa in Ranchi and surpassed Don Bradman's record for the highest Test average at home after 10-plus innings.

Rohit now averages 99.84 at home, edging past Bradman's average of 98.22. He now has 1,298 runs from 18 innings in Tests at home, which includes six centuries and five half-centuries.

With this double century, Rohit also joined an elite list which has Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle. He already had scored three double hundreds in the 50-over format.

The 32-year-old got to his double hundred by hooking Lungi Ngidi for a six after lunch. He has thus become the 1st batsman to score a 200-plus score in Tests after scoring double hundreds in ODI cricket.

He is also only the 5th Indian opener after Vinoo Mankad, Budhi Kunderan, Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag to score 500 runs in a Test series.

India had declared their innings at 479/9 in the rain-hit contest while the visitors were 9/2 when stumps were drawn on Sunday.