First Indian batsman to score a T20I hundred:
Suresh Raina was not part of India’s squad when the nation lifted the T20 World Cup in 2007. Hence, he was keen to make a mark when the tournament held in the West Indies in 2010. After bludgeoning Afghanistan in their opening group game, MS Dhoni’s men were up against South Africa.
At the loss of Murali Vijay in the second delivery of the first over, the left-hander arrived at the crease. He anchored India’s innings to lift them to an imposing 186 in 20 overs. Raina got the man of the match award as India gunned down the Proteas by 14 runs. However, India could not go past the Super eight stage in the competition.