Rohit Sharma becomes 1st Indian batsman to play 100 T20Is

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Rajkot: Indian standby Captain Rohit Sharma on Thursday became the 2nd Indian cricketer to reach the milestone of featuring in 100 T20Is for the country.

When he took the field against Bangladesh in the 2nd T20I in Rajkot, Rohit also crossed Shahid Afridi (99) to become the 2nd-most capped male cricketer in the world. Earlier, during the 1st T20I in Delhi, Rohit had become the most-capped Indian men’s player in T20Is, surpassing the legendary MS Dhoni (98).

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Rohit is currently leading India in the absence of regular captain Virat Kohli, who has opted for rest before he comes back for the 2-Test series starting November 14. Before the Rajkot T20I, Rohit told BCCI that playing the 100th T20I for India was a ‘very proud moment’ for him.

Notably, India women’s captain Harmanpreet Kaur was the 1st Indian player to the landmark. Among men, Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik is the only other cricketer to have played 100 matches in the shortest format (111).

 

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