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Rohit Sharma becomes second Indian to play 100 T20Is

Rohit Sharma is set to be the second cricketer in the world - after Pakistan's Shoaib Malik - to reach the landmark of 100 T20Is. He is also 48 runs away from becoming the first batsman to reach 2500 runs in the format.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: November 7, 2019 10:27:11 pm
Rohit Sharma leaves the field after being dismissed in the first T20I vs Bangladesh in New Delhi on Sunday (PTI Photo)

Rohit Sharma stepped out to play his 100th T20I in the second match of the ongoing T20I series between India and Bangladesh in Rajkot on Thursday. This is a landmark no Indian has reached before. Only one cricketer – Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik – has played more than 100 T20Is.

Among Indians, MS Dhoni is the second most experienced in T20Is, with 98 caps. Rohit Sharma overtook Dhoni as the most experienced Indian campaigner in T20Is in the first match of the ongoing series. Shoaib Malik has 111 T20I caps.

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Speaking about the milestone in Delhi, Rohit had said, “It’s been a long journey since 2007, I made my debut in the T20 World Cup. There has been a lot ups and down in the last 12 years in this format particularly. This has taught me so many lessons going forward.”

“When you come into the team as a youngster, you are trying to learn things which happened quite smoothly at start. Then with few ups and few downs, I have become a stronger player and understood my game really well,” he had added.

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Rohit Sharma is also just 48 runs away from becoming the first batsman to reach the landmark of 2500 T20I runs – something he could do in the ongoing series.

He is the highest run-getter in the format, with 2452 runs. He is one of five batsmen in the world who have crossed the 2000-run mark in T20Is, with Virat Kohli his closest competitor (2450 runs).

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