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Suresh Raina recollects when he turned first Indian, third in world to attain a T20I century

Suresh Raina 100 Suresh Raina scored a 60-ball 101 in a T20 World Cup match in 2010. (Twitter/imRaina)

Recalling his achievement on at the present time in 2010, Suresh Raina mentioned scoring the first-ever T20I century for India was “one of the most memorable moments” in his profession.

On May 2, 2010, Raina had cracked a breezy 60-ball 101 in opposition to South Africa in a World Cup match. Raina’s blistering knock, which helped India pile up an intimidating 186 for 5, had 9 fours and 5 sixes. India had received the match by 14 runs.

This had then been the primary T20I ton by an Indian and the third general. Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum had been the 2 others who had scored centuries earlier than Raina.

Taking to Twitter 10 years after the feat, Raina wrote: “One of the most memorable moments for me. Scoring a first ever T20i century for my country undoubtedly filled me with a lot of confidence, energy a never ending zest of giving my 100% to my game every time I’m on the field.”

Speaking after the match, Raina had mentioned in 2010, “If you play 40 to 50 balls and you can score 80 to 85 runs. I had batted well in the IPL and knew that number three is a crucial position and if you bat well, sure you can get a hundred.”

Hundreds within the T20 format are uncommon for batsmen, with solely two Indians having replicated Raina’s feat in worldwide T20s since then. Rohit Sharma has 4 centuries in T20Is and KL Rahul has two.

Incidentally, Raina had additionally scored his first 100 within the IPL on May 2 in 2013.

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