Rohit Sharma slammed the joint-second fastest hundred in T20 Internationals during the second match against Sri Lanka in Indore on Friday.
KL Rahul had the best seat in the stadium as he watched Rohit Sharma slam the joint-second fastest hundred in T20 Internationals in the ongoing second T20I against Sri Lanka in Indore.
Rohit brought up the three-figure mark in just 35 balls, equalling South Africa’s David Miller’s record, who achieved the feat against Bangladesh at Potchefstroom in October 2017.
India ended up with 260/5 in 20 overs after they were put into bat. This is the joint-second highest total in T20I history.
Rohit’s innings was laced with 10 sixes and 12 boundaries as he ended up scoring 118 off just 43 balls, falling to Dushmantha Chameera in the 12th over. It was his second hundred in T20 Internationals, the first Indian to do so.
“Nothing to beat Rohit’s batting. I was standing there and telling myself ‘That’s incredible man! You just cannot hit balls like that for sixes’,” Rahul said.
Rohit and Rahul shared a 165-run stand for the first wicket which is the highest opening partnership for India in the shortest format of the game.
Rahul himself was looking good for his second hundred in T20Is but was unfortunately dismissed for 89 off 49 balls. He smashed 8 sixes and 5 boundaries during his knock.
Rahul also revealed that Rohit didn’t even realise when he reached the triple figures.
“(Whether Rohit could have got a 200) I did tell him in the 11th over when he played a few dot balls, I told him that there is one more 200 for the taking and he just smiled. He wasn’t bothered at all about all that, didn’t even realize when he got to a 100,” the 25-year-old said.
Rohit brought up his half century off just 23 deliveries, sending medium pacer Asela Gunaratne over deep mid-wicket for a maximum before swiftly moving on to 97 when he took his Sri Lankan counterpart Thisara Perera to the cleaners four times, thrice consecutively as the over yielded 26 runs.
The Mumbaikar brought up his century in the next over, lacing a length ball through the covers for a boundary off Angelo Mathews before belting two sixes and a four off Dushmantha Chameera, who finally managed to bring the curtains down on Rohit’s innings with a slower one.