Another feather will be added to Rohit Sharma’s cap as he is all set to become the first Indian Men’s cricketer to play 100 T20 Internationals. The 32-year old will achieve the feat by confirming his place in the playing XI in the 2nd India vs Bangladesh T20I at Rajkot. The batsman will become the second men’s cricketer to play 100 T20Is after Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik, who has featured in 111 matches. Among Indians, he will be the second cricketer to achieve the landmark after Harmanpreet Kaur. The stand-in Indian skipper will aim to make the day more memorable by guiding the Men in Blue over the line and squaring the three-match T20I series 1-1. India Vs Bangladesh, Cricket Score 2nd T20I Match.
The right-handed batsman is also the highest run-scorer (2452) in T20Is and has guided the Men in Blue to numerous victories. To add to that, the batting juggernaut has mustered four centuries in the shortest international which are most for any batsman. Sharma made his T20I debut in the inaugural 2007 World Cup and didn’t take long to make a mark. He impressed one and all with his magnificent hitting skills and also went on to play a blistering cameo of 16-ball 30 runs in the all-important finals of the showpiece tournament. India vs Bangladesh T20I Series 2019: Last Chance for KL Rahul to Prove His Mettle?
After that, he played several impressive innings, but his best came out when he started to open the innings. He became an absolute nightmare for the bowlers and piled a mountain of runs. In December 2017, Rohit mustered a 35-ball century which is joint-fastest for any batsman in T20Is.
However, the Mumbai-born batsman will have a point to prove in the 2nd T20I as the hosts faced a shocking defeat in the first clash and will aim to make an emphatic comeback. To date, the Indian batting giant hasn’t lost a single T20I series as captain and in order to make that record stand, Rohit has to lead from the front and guide India over the line.