On December 22, 2017, India cricket team vice-captain Rohit Sharma scored a sensational 35 ball century against Sri Lanka in a T20I match to take the whole cricketing fraternity by storm. He equalled the record of South Africa’s David Miller, who also scored a ton in 35 balls beforehand.
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However, Rohit’s innings of 118 runs off 43 balls, was laced with 10 sixes and 12 boundaries and will forever be remembered as a blockbuster show. The 32-year-old Indian opener also holds the record for scoring most number of centuries in T20I cricket, his four tons are an unparalleled feat in world cricket.
But given the uncertainty that surrounds the T20 format of the gentleman’s game, records are being broken each and every day and new milestones are being set. With that said, we are pretty sure that Rohit’s 35 ball hundred will also get eclipsed at one point in the future.
So, today we have come up with a list of five batsmen who could break Rohit Sharma’s illustrious feat of scoring the fastest T20I century:
5) Quinton de Kock
A consistent performer for South Africa, Quinton de Kock is a fearless hitter of the ball and has enormous talent. Recently, he has promoted to the skipper of the national team, a reward for his exceptional service down the years.
In his T20 career so far, de Kock has played 44 matches for Proteas. He has scored 1226 runs at an average of 31.43 with a strike rate of 136, that is his personal best across all formats. The 27-year-old has an individual best score of 79* and stats do not lie, this man indeed has the potential to break Rohit’s record.
While the whole South African team has been suffering from a series of setbacks ever since the 2019 ODI World Cup, de Kock has been asked to lead this inexperienced side into a new era. His talent is there for all to see, and he is one of the best bets to overtake Rohit Sharma’s haul.