On this day in 2017, Rohit Sharma scored the fastest T20I hundred, out of 35 balls vs Sri Lanka.© BCCI / Twitter
Three years ago on this day, India opener Rohit Sharma beat the fastest hundred in the shortest form of the match against Sri Lanka. Rohit completed his century in just 35 balls and played an innings of 118 runs. His knock was dotted with 12 fours and 10 sixes. Interestingly, South African batsman David Miller also had his hundred in 35 balls against Bangladesh in Potchefstroom a few weeks prior to Rohit’s milestone. Rohit led the team to a massive 260/5 after being asked to hit first at Holkar Stadium in Indore. KL Rahul also played a quick hit of 89 out of 49 balls.
Check out that sensational 43-ball 118-run knock from the Hitman
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India limited the number of visitors to 172 visitors. Yuzvendra Chahal scalped four wickets while Kuldeep Yadav took three.
Reckless batsman Rohit is second on the charts of leading run scorers in T20Is history with 2,773 runs.
India’s skipper Virat Kohli has scored the most runs in the shortest format (2928) of the match, while New Zealand’s Martin Guptill is third on the list with 2621 runs.
Earlier this month, Shikhar Dhawan became India’s third highest run-getter in the shortest form of the match, after surpassing former cricketers Suresh Raina and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Dhawan has 1,669 runs in T20Is and is behind skipper Kohli and Rohit alone. KL Rahul is sixth in the list of top scorers for India with 1,542 runs under his belt.
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