Twitter reactions on Rohit Sharma’s fourth T20I century: Indian captain became the first batman to score four T20I centuries.
During the second T20I of the ongoing Windies’ tour of India at Lucknow, India captain Rohit Sharma became the first ever batsman to score four T20I centuries as he hit his fourth one in an unbeaten effort tonight.
It happened on the third delivery of the last over when Sharma hit a boundary off Carlos Brathwaite to achieve the feat. He completed his century in 58 balls.
Opening the batting with Shikhar Dhawan, Sharma faced Oshane Thomas’ express pace first up. Not being bogged down by the low run rate, Sharma used those overs to get in. He and Dhawan immediately up the ante as soon as Windies’ introduced spin into the bowling attack.
By the end of the powerplay, India had scored 49-0, with Sharma scoring 25* (21). At the halfway mark, India had reached 83-0 as Sharma (42*) was nearing his half-century. He completed his half-century on the first ball of the 13th over and took the onus on himself after India lost Dhawan.
He took a mere 20 balls to reach to his century from his half-century, putting on display another masterclass in limited-overs cricket. Sharma ended up scoring 111* (61) with the help of eight fours and seven sixes.
Earlier, Sharma had won the toss and chose to bat. Both teams made a change each to their playing eleven from the last match. While India had brought back Bhuvneshwar Kumar in place of Umesh Yadav, Windies included Nicolas Pooran for Rovman Powell.
The attacking knock saw Sharma alluring numerous praiseworthy reactions on social media platform Twitter. Read some of them below:
A fourth T20I century for Rohit Sharma!
He is the first person to score more than three T20I hundreds 👏👏
What an innings from him, he ends on 111* from 61 balls.
— ICC (@ICC) November 6, 2018
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) November 6, 2018
Most runs in T20 Internationals:
2271 M Guptill
2203 ROHIT SHARMA
2190 Shoaib Malik
2140 B McCullum
2102 Virat Kohli#INDvWI
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) November 6, 2018
Fourth T20i Ton. Second as a captain. First man to do so. Well played, Rohit Sharma. #IndvWI
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 6, 2018
Hitting a blazing 💯 in T20Is – #JustRohitSharmaThings!
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) November 6, 2018
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) November 6, 2018
Gifted an ODI double hundred on his wedding anniversary
Gifted a T20I hundred on his wife’s birthday
& now gifted another T20I century on Diwali pic.twitter.com/YNF0rD9yvN
— I’m Kumar Pritam (@ImKumarPritam07) November 6, 2018
With Rohit Sharma batting… what is the need of crackers???… this is real eco-friendly #diwali… fabulous century….now becomes holder of world record of four centuries in T-20 cricket !!! #CEAT pic.twitter.com/MZA67aS4zM
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) November 6, 2018
Century for Rohit Sharma! pic.twitter.com/BzDu8SAsV1
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) November 6, 2018
Well Played @ImRo45
100 in 58 balls
— Libran (@ImLibran14) November 6, 2018
— Abhishek Barthur (@imabhi27) November 6, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 6, 2018