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.
WATCH his 🔥 innings in opposition to 🇿🇦, which consisted of 9️⃣ fours and 5️⃣ sixes 👀 pic.twitter.com/DqjZY3ocBH
— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) May 2, 2020
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.”
One of probably the most memorable moments for me. Scoring a primary ever T20i century for my nation undoubtedly crammed me with quite a lot of confidence, vitality & a by no means ending zest of giving my 100% to my sport each time I’m on the sphere. pic.twitter.com/1b7MdthbIP
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) May 2, 2020
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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