Rohit Sharma will become the second male cricketer to play 100th T20 internationals when the captain takes on the ground to play in the second match against Bangladesh on Thursday. Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik (111 T20 matches) is the only player who has played 100 or more T20 international matches in world cricket. However, Indian cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur (100 T20 matches) has already done this.
Rohit is the top scorer in this format scoring 2452 runs and Regular captain Virat Kohli is second in the list with a total of 2450 runs. Rohit has scored runs at a strike rate of 136.67 which includes four centuries and 17 half-centuries.
When asked about this achievement, Rohit said, “It has been a long journey since 2007 when I made my T20 World Cup debut. This format has fluctuated a lot in the last 12 years in particular. It has also taught me many lessons in moving forward. When you come into the team as a young player, you try to learn things. Then after some ups and downs I became a strong player and then I started to understand my game very well. “
Rohit said, “There are many things I can talk about. It has been a good journey, which I will always remember ”. While Mahmudullah Riyadh of Bangladesh is also close to making a national record. If he hits two more sixes, he will become the first Bangladeshi batsman to hit 50 sixes in this format.