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Top 3 youngest Indians to hit T20I century

A century is a landmark achievement for a batter in any format of the game. Whether you are a seasoned campaigner or a youngster, hitting a century always feels special. Compared to ODIs and Tests, it is more difficult to reach the three-figure mark in the 20-over format given the limited number of balls.

Recently, India’s Abhishek Sharma scored his maiden T20I century in his second international match. Making the Zimbabwean bowlers clueless, the swashbuckling opener hit a 46-ball century, with seven fours and eight sixes. The southpaw became the fastest Indian to score a T20I hundred on debut. Abhishek achieved this feat at the age of 23y 307d.

Let’s take a look at the top three youngest Indian players to hit a T20I century

3. 23y 156d – Suresh Raina vs South Africa, 2010

Top 3 youngest Indians to hit T20I century
Suresh Raina vs South Africa 2010

Former India all-rounder Suresh Raina became the first Indian to score a century in T20Is when he hit a blazing 60-ball 101 against South Africa in the 2010 World Cup. He achieved this record at the age of 23 years and 156 days, making him the third-youngest Indian player to score a century in T20Is. India won the game by 14 runs and Raina was adjudged Player of the Match.

2. 23y 146d – Shubman Gill vs New Zealand, 2023

Top 3 youngest Indians to hit T20I century
Shubman Gill vs New Zealand 2023

Shubman Gill scored his maiden T20 century in the final match against New Zealand in Ahmedabad in 2023. He surpassed Virat Kohli to register the highest individual score (126* off 63) by an Indian in the shorter format of the game. His stunning century helped India win by a massive 168-run win after posting 234/4. At 23 years and 146 days, the right-hander became the second-youngest Indian to score a T20I century.

1. 21y 9m 14d – Yashasvi Jaiswal vs Nepal, 2023

Top 3 youngest Indians to hit T20I century
Yashasvi Jaiswal vs Nepal 2023

Yashasvi Jaiswal is the first Indian player to smash a century at the Asian Games, a feat that he achieved against Nepal in 2023. At 21 years and 279 days, the southpaw became India’s youngest centurion in T20 cricket. His action-packed 49-ball innings in Hangzhou included eight fours and seven sixes. On the back of his stellar knock, India posted 202/4 before restricting Nepal to 179/9.

 

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