Rohit Sharma becomes first batsman to hit four T20I centuries

Rohit Sharma became the first player to smash four T20I centuries in the format. He achieved the milestone during the second T20I game of the series against West Indies played at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium, Lucknow. Sharma has been in top form this year and has added accolades to his name.  He currently has scored 2203 runs in 86 matches at an average of 33.89 with four centuries to his name. He also has scored fifteen half-centuries for India in the T20 format.

Earlier this year, New Zealand’s Colin Munro became the first player to score three centuries in the format. He smashed 104 off 53 balls against West Indies in the T20I game played at Bay Oval.

Opener Rohit Sharma equaled Munro’s record when he smashed unbeaten century against England in the third and final T20 game of the series played at Bristol. Sharma’s spectacular ton helped India clinch T20 series against England. He scored unbeaten 111 runs off 61 balls with the help of seven sixes.

Sharma struck his first T20I century against South Africa in a game played at Dharamshala. He smashed 106 runs off 66 balls. His second ton came against Sri Lanka in a T20 game played at Indore. He scored 118 runs off just 43 balls with the help of twelve fours and ten sixes.

Australia T20 Captain Aaron Finch holds an excellent record in the format. He has posted two big scores for Australia in the T20 format. He holds the record for the highest individual in the T20 format after smashing 172 runs against Zimbabwe in the tri-nation series played in Zimbabwe. Glenn Maxwell is another Australia batsman, who has smashed two centuries in the T20 format.

West Indies’ Chris Gayle was the first batsman to score a century in the T20 format. He smashed 117 runs off 57 balls against South Africa in the opening game of 2007 ICC World T20 hosted by South Africa.