Rohit Sharma becomes second male player ever to play 100 T20Is

   By Power Corridors ,  08-Nov-2019
Rohit Sharma becomes second male player ever to play 100 T20Is

Rohit is currently leading India in the absence of regular captain Virat Kohli, who has opted for rest before he comes back for the 2-Test series starting November 14.

Team India stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma on Thursday became the second men's player ever to play 100 T20Is. Apart from Sharma, Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik is the only other cricketer to have played 100 matches in the shortest format (111). On the other hand, 10 women cricketers (including Kaur) have now featured in 100 or more T20I matches, with New Zealander Suzie Bates and Australia's Ellyse Perry (both 111) leading the pack.

Rohit is currently leading India in the absence of regular captain Virat Kohli, who has opted for rest before he comes back for the 2-Test series starting November 14. Before the Rajkot T20I, Rohit told BCCI that playing the 100th T20I for India was a 'very proud moment' for him.

"First, I never thought I would play so many games. I am grateful for all the opportunities that I have got in the past. Till date, as well. It's been a long journey since I made my debut. There have been a lot of ups and downs. I have understood my game through this experience I have had. I am very happy where I stand right now, getting to know that I will be playing my 100th game for India. Very proud moment," said Rohit.