<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Rohit Sharma was hurt for not being able to play Test cricket for long time, says his father" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20131108113704.jpg" title="Rohit Sharma was hurt for not being able to play Test cricket for long time, says his father" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Rohit Sharma scored 177 on Test debut against West Indies at Eden Gardens, Kolkata © IANS</p> </div> <strong>Nov 11, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Rohit-Sharma/post" target="_blank">Rohit Sharma</a>’s father is a happy man seeing his taking advantage of the opportunity given to him. Rohit <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Rohit-Sharma-becomes-14th-Indian-batsman-to-score-century-on-debut-Breaking/33310" target="_blank">scored century on Test debut</a> on Thursday against West Indies in the first Test at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.<br /> <br /> "Not being able play Test cricket hurt Rohit. He spoke to me about this many times. I am glad he cashed in on this opportunity. I am confident he will come up with many good performances and match-winning knocks for India," Rohit’s father Gurunath was quoted as saying by <em>MiD DAY</em>.<br /> <br /> Rohit received his Test cap from <a href="/tags/Sachin-Tendulkar/post" target="_blank">Sachin Tendulkar</a>, who is playing his farewell Test series, on Wednesday. He made his One-Day International debut in 2007 and has scored 3,049 runs from 108 matches at an average of 36.73.<br /> <br /> He scored 177 in the first innings of the Test match. He was involved in a 73-run partnership for the sicth wicket. Later on, he and <a href="/tags/Ravichandran-Ashwin/post" target="_blank">Ravichandran Ashwin</a> surpassed the previous <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Rohit-Sharma-Ravichandran-Ashwin-register-highest-7th-wicket-partnership-for-India-during-1st-Test-against-West-Indies-breaking/33356" target="_blank">highest seventh wicket partnership by Indians</a>, scoring 280 from 72 overs.<br /> <br /> "Rohit played with a lot of responsibility today [Thursday]. I didn’t expect him to get a hundred straightaway, but hoped that he and Dhoni would bail India out after we were struggling at 83 for five. Ashwin too played a good supporting role," Gurunath added.