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Brad Hogg names only player capable of scoring 200 in T20s

Rohit Sharma is one of the best batsman in the world currently. His game has evolved over the years and made him someone who will surely end his career as a legend of the game. His batting records are quite remarkable and he has been termed as one of the finest hitters of the cricket ball.

The former Australia spinner Brad Hogg was recently asked on Twitter who he thinks can get a double century in T20 cricket. Upon being asked this, Hogg picked Rohit Sharma as the most likely batsman to get a double ton in the shortest format of cricket.

Brad Hogg picks Rohit Sharma to score 200 in T20

The fan had asked,” who do you think will be the first to make a T20 double-hundred?”. 49-year-old leggie tweeted back, “Rohit Sharma at presently is the only player I think capable of it. Good strike rate, all timing, and plays cricketing shots finding six options all around the ground.”

Rohit Sharma holds a unique record of scoring three triple centuries in the ODI format. No other player has got to this milestone more than once hence Sharma's record stand out easily. In addition to this, the 32-year-old holds the record for the joint-fastest century in T20Is. He had scored a 35-ball century in Indore in 2017. During that knock, Sharma scored career-best 118 runs from just 43 balls at a strike rate of 274. He had got out in the 13th over. At that time, people had speculated that had the Indian opener batted the entire 20 overs, he might have had a serious crack at the magic 200-run figure in the shortest format. The Mumbai batsman is also the only player to have four centuries in T20 Internationals.

Rohit could have records for both the highest individual score in T20I and ODIs

Back in 2014, when Sharma notched up 264, the highest individual score in ODI, the mark was unthinkable. Until then, no one had thought any batsman could get a 250-plus score in a 50-over match. Similarly, right now people are of an idea that 200 runs in a 20 overs match is not achievable. Chris Gayle holds the record for the highest individual score in T20 cricket. He had scored 175 runs in an IPL match back in 2013. Considering that and everything else, it is completely possible that Sharma or anyone else gets to 200 runs in a T20 inning.

Aakash Ghosh

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