Rohit Sharma becomes first Indian male cricketer to play 100 T20Is

Rohit Sharma became the first Indian player to play 100 T20Is when he led India against Bangladesh in the second T20I at Rajkot on Thursday.

Rohit Sharma reached the milestone of featuring in 100T20Is when he led India in the second match against Bangladesh. (File Photo)   -  GETTY IMAGES

Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma became the first Indian cricketer and second in world cricket to complete 100 T20 Internationals when he took the field during the second match against Bangladesh here on Thursday.

Shoaib Malik (111 games) from Pakistan is the only player to have played more than 100 T20 Internationals. Rohit had earlier surpassed Virat Kohli’s record to become the highest run-getter in the T20I format of the game.

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Rohit's knock of nine runs in the first T20I against Bangladesh at the Arun Jaitley stadium, took his run tally to 2,452 runs, two runs ahead of Kohli’s total.

“It’s been a long journey since 2007, I made my debut in the T20 World Cup. There has been a lot ups and down in the last 12 years in this format particularly. This has taught me so many lessons going forward,” Rohit, who made his T20I debut against England said.

“When you come into the team as a youngster, you are trying to learn things which happened quite smoothly at start. Then with few ups and few downs, I have become a stronger player and understood my game really well,” he added. 

Rohit, won the toss and elected to bowl first as both teams fielded unchanged sides.