Rohit Sharma's fury, made history with the 5th century, hit 19 sixes and fours alone (Pic Credit: BCCI)
Team India captain Rohit Sharma has once again created a stir with his explosive style. Rohit, who did not even open his account in the first and second T20 matches against Afghanistan, scored a brilliant century in the third T20 match while batting explosively. Along with this, he has also become the first batsman to score 5 centuries in T20 Internationals. Rohit completed this century in 64 balls and once again claimed the world record. Rohit shared an excellent partnership of 190 runs with Rinku Singh and took Team India to a huge score of 212 runs.
With this series, Rohit Sharma has returned to the T20 team after 14 months and questions were being raised about it. Then in the first match played in Mohali, he was run out on the second ball and could not even open his account. In the second T-20 in Indore, he got out on the first ball without opening the account. In such a situation, most of the eyes were fixed on him in the third match whether he would be able to play a strong innings or not. Rohit responded well by scoring a powerful century.
Struggle in the beginning, then showed enthusiasm
Rohit didn't get off to a good start here either and was struggling for runs from the first over. Rohit could open his account by playing 7 balls. But from the other side, 4 wickets fell quickly in the form of Yashaswi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shivam Dubey and Sanju Samson. After 4 wickets fell for just 22 runs, Rohit took over the innings. For a long time Rohit batted at a strike rate of less than 100. Finally Rohit started hitting fours and completed his half century in 41 balls.
After this, Rohit played shots to the Afghan bowlers in every part of the field. Rohit completed his remaining 50 runs in the next 23 balls. The Indian captain completed his 5th century in 64 balls by scoring consecutive runs of 6, 4 and 4 in the 19th over. With this he made his record even better. Earlier, apart from Rohit, Suryakumar Yadav and Glenn Maxwell also scored 4 centuries each, but Rohit again surpassed all of them.
List of batsmen with most T20I hundreds:
1) Rohit Sharma (India)- 5
2) Suryakumar Yadav (India)- 4
3) Glenn Maxwell (Australia)- 4
4) Sabavun Devizi (Czech Republic)- 3
5) Colin Munro (New Zealand)-3