Indian skipper Rohit Sharma shattered the Windies bowlers to produce his 4th T20 international hundred in the second T20I and Twitter erupted with congratulatory messages.
The Indian opener took on the Windies bowlers in the second T20I at Lucknow and celebrated Diwali by smashing seven sixes and nine hours. Sharma scored his fourth T20I hundred and remained not out on 111 off just 61 balls after 20 overs.
Courtesy of the captain’s magnificent effort, India scored a whopping 195 runs in their 20 overs and lost just two wickets.
Cricketers and fans expressed their joy on Twitter after watching Rohit’s batting.
The Indian opener is generally known for playing proper cricket shots and has been gathering runs by focusing on timing rather than improvisation.
However, against Windies at Lucknow, he did something strange. He played a scoop shot and that too while batting on 96. The right-hand batsman knew that the fielder at fine-leg was inside the circle and hence scoped a full-toss over the head of that fielder to complete his hundred.
But that was not the only strange thing done by the Indian skipper. He had an animated celebration after the hundred which is again quite contrary to what he is known for.
You can watch Rohit’s rare scoop shot and his animated celebration after hundred here-
Rohit slammed several records while batting at Lucknow. He became the first batsman in the world to score 4 T20 international centuries. Even more astonishing is the fact that three of those centuries have come in the last 12 months.
Meanwhile, Sharma has also become the leading run-scorer for India in T20 Internationals. He now has 2217 runs in T20I and he has surpassed Virat Kohli who has scored 2102 runs.