Recalling his achievement on this day in 2010, Suresh Raina said scoring the first-ever T20I century for India was “one of the most memorable moments” in his career.
On May 2, 2010, Raina had cracked a breezy 60-ball 101 against South Africa in a World Cup match. Raina’s blistering knock, which helped India pile up an intimidating 186 for five, had nine fours and five sixes. India had won the match by 14 runs.
WATCH his 🔥 innings against 🇿🇦, which consisted of 9️⃣ fours and 5️⃣ sixes 👀 pic.twitter.com/DqjZY3ocBH
— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) May 2, 2020
Taking to Twitter 10 years after the feat, Raina wrote: “One of the most memorable moments for me. Scoring a first ever T20i century for my country undoubtedly filled me with a lot of confidence, energy a never ending zest of giving my 100% to my game every time I’m on the field.”
One of the most memorable moments for me. Scoring a first ever T20i century for my country undoubtedly filled me with a lot of confidence, energy & a never ending zest of giving my 100% to my game every time I’m on the field. pic.twitter.com/1b7MdthbIP
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) May 2, 2020
Speaking after the match, Raina had said in 2010, “If you play 40 to 50 balls and you can score 80 to 85 runs. I had batted well in the IPL and knew that number three is a crucial position and if you bat well, sure you can get a hundred.”
Incidentally, Raina had also scored his first 100 in the IPL on May 2 in 2013.
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