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Young Gun Abhishek Sharma Joins Elites of Fastest Hundreds by Indians in T20Is

• 08 Jul, 24 • by Inkspilled
Young Gun Abhishek Sharma Joins Elites of Fastest Hundreds by Indians in T20Is

Abhishek Sharma, the young Indian batsman, has taken the cricketing world by storm with a blistering century in just his second T20 international match against Zimbabwe. This knock wasn’t just impressive, it was record-breaking!

At just 23 years old, Sharma showcased his immense talent, thrashing his way to a hundred in a mere 47 balls. This whirlwind knock not only powered India to a dominant 100-run victory but also cemented Sharma’s place as one of India’s most exciting batting prospects.

What made this century even more special was the sheer power and aggression Sharma displayed. He wasn’t afraid to take on the bowlers, smashing a staggering 8 sixes and 7 boundaries during his innings. One over, the 11th bowled by Dion Myers, felt the full force of his power as he plundered a whopping 26 runs!

This dominant display wasn’t just about brute force; it also showcased Sharma’s ability to finish an innings with a flourish. He reached his fifty in just 33 balls, but it was the final stretch that truly etched his name in the record books. Sharma became the first Indian batsman in men’s internationals to complete his century with three consecutive sixes, adding a touch of impressiveness to his already remarkable knock.

It’s important to note that this wasn’t just a lucky strike for Sharma. While he was dismissed for a duck in his T20I debut, this century proves his exceptional talent and ability to bounce back strong. His knock is the third-fastest century by an Indian batsman in T20Is, following the legendary Rohit Sharma’s record-breaking 35-ball ton and Suryakumar Yadav’s destructive 45-ball century.

While Sharma stole the show, credit must also be given to his fellow openers. Ruturaj Gaikwad provided valuable stability with a well-compiled 77 not out, and Rinku Singh chipped in with a handy 48. Their contributions ensured India posted a mammoth 234 for 2, the highest total ever by a team against Zimbabwe in T20 cricket.

Abhishek Sharma’s record-breaking century is a sign of things to come. His fearless batting and ability to handle pressure make him an exciting prospect for Indian cricket. With continued dedication and focus, Sharma has the potential to become a mainstay in the Indian batting line-up for years to come.

Fastest Hundreds by Indians in T20Is

Rohit Sharma – 35 in 2017

Surykumar Yadav – 45 in 2023

Abhishek Sharma – 46 in 2024

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