Rohit Sharma T20I Centuries List

Rohit Sharma made his T20I debut for India in the 2007 T20 World Cup and impressed everyone with his match-winning fifty against South Africa.

That knock set the tone for him to carve an impressive T20I career laced with brilliant performances. Rohit’s explosive batting as an opener helped him churn out some unbelievable knocks, including memorable centuries.

In this article, we’ll look at the list of Rohit Sharma’s T20I centuries.

1. 106 (66) vs South Africa | Dharamsala, 2015

Rohit Sharma blasted his maiden T20I century in October 2015 against South Africa. India were taking on South Africa in the first T20I in Dharamsala.

After being put into bat first, Rohit made his intentions clear from the first over, hammering the ball towards the fence. He lost his opening partner, Shikhar Dhawan, but that didn’t stop him from unleashing his beast.

Rohit completed his fifty in 39 balls. Then he went all out, racing to his first T20I hundred in the next 23 balls. The opener perished in the 16th over, accumulating 106 runs off 66 deliveries, including 12 fours and 5 sixes at a strike rate of 160.6.

Rohit’s joy was shortlived, though, as South Africa chased India’s 200-run target with 2 balls to spare.

2. 118 (43) vs Sri Lanka | Indore, 2017

Rohit’s second T20I century came against his favourite opponent, Sri Lanka. Before this knock, 10 days ago, the Mumbai batter had slammed the Sri Lankan bowlers mercilessly, bringing up his third ODI double hundred.

After being asked to bat first, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul provided a flying start for India. Rohit, as usual, started off with a bang, opening the account with a flurry of boundaries.

The prolific opener was the destructor-in-chief, pummeling fours and sixes at will. He reached the fifty-run mark in 23 balls.

Rohit upped the ante by smashing the Sri Lankan bowlers for boundaries. In the 11th over, he hit 4 consecutive sixes, and in the next over, he brought up his hundred off 35 balls, making it the fastest T20I ton by an Indian batter.

3. 100* (56) vs England | Bristol, 2018

The 2018 3-match T20I series between England and India headed into a decider, with both teams having won a match each. Batting first, England put up a challenging total of 198 runs on the board.

With a steep target in front, the Hitman did his job with finesse. Rohit found the boundaries at regular intervals, pushing India’s scoring rate above the required run rate.

He brought up his half-century with a four, taking 28 balls. The right-hander was in no mood to slow down, reaching his third T20 century off 56 balls.

Rohit’s offensive knock helped India chase the 199-run target with ease, and he remained unbeaten on 100 off 56, slamming 11 fours and 5 sixes.

4. 111* (61) vs West Indies | Lucknow, 2018

4 months after his brilliant knock against England, Rohit Sharma produced yet another splendid innings. India were up against the West Indies in the second T20I in Lucknow.

The West Indies won the toss and asked India to bat first. India had a slow start, and it wasn’t until the fourth over that Rohit hit the first boundary of the match.

It was difficult to bat on the Lucknow pitch, as Rohit, along with Shikhar Dhawan, found boundaries in patches. After the slow start, Rohit turned up the heat after his fifty, completing his fourth T20I hundred in 58 balls.

He remained not out on 111 runs off 61 deliveries, including 8 fours and 7 sixes, at a strike rate of 181.96.

5. 121* (69) vs Afghanistan | Bengaluru, 2024

Rohit Sharma returned to India’s T20I squad after more than a year’s gap for the 3-match series against Afghanistan. The comeback wasn’t smooth, as he scored 2 ducks in the first 2 T20Is.

The series was already in the bag, but it was an important game for Rohit, who was looking to get some runs ahead of the 2024 T20 World Cup.

The Hitman had a cautious start as India lost 4 wickets in 5 overs. After the halfway mark, Rohit broke the shackles and brought up his fifty off 41 deliveries.

As the death overs kicked in, the Mumbai batter started swinging his bat, depositing the ball over the ropes. Rohit reached his fifth T20I hundred in style by smashing a four, taking 64 balls.

Rohit’s onslaught helped India post 212 runs on the board, which Afghanistan levelled, ending the match in a tie. However, India prevailed in the thrilling double Super Over, securing a hard-fought win.

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