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Youngest Indians to hit a T20I hundred: Abhishek Sharma enters the list

Abhishek Sharma becomes the fourth youngest Indian Cricketer to hit a century in T20Is. His hundred off 46 balls is also India's joint-third-fastest in T20Is.

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Abhishek Sharma's hundred off 46 balls was India's joint-third-fastest in T20Is

Abhishek Sharma's hundred off 46 balls is India's joint-third-fastest in T20Is | Image: AP

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Abhishek Sharma impressed everyone with his brilliant batting in the IND vs ZIM 2nd T20I, scoring his maiden century at the age of 23. Abhishek scored 100 off 47 balls. With this century he also became the fourth youngest Indian batter to score a century in T20 Internationals. So, let's look at the list of Youngest Indian batters to score a 100 in T20Is.

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Youngest Indians to hit a T20I hundred

1. Yashasvi Jaiswal vs Nepal, 2023: 21 years 279 days

Yashasvi Jaiswal became the fastest batter to score a T20I ton in the game against Nepal
Yashasvi Jaiswal became the fastest batter to score a T20I ton in the game against Nepal | Image: X

In 2023, at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, Yashasvi Jaiswal became the youngest Indian batter to score a T20I century. At 21 years and 279 days old, Jaiswal’s knock was an example of masterclass. Jaiswal dismantled their bowling attack, reaching his fifty off just 22 deliveries. His inning was filled with sixes and fours. He brought up his century in just 49 balls. Jaiswal’s knock included eight boundaries and seven huge sixes which helped India score 202 with the loss of 4 wickets.

2. Shubman Gill vs New Zealand, 2023: 23 years 146 days

Shubman Gill scored his maiden T20I century against New Zealand
Shubman Gill scored his maiden T20I century against New Zealand | Image: BCCI

At the age of 23 years and 146 days, Shubman Gill scored his maiden T20I century and also registered the highest individual score by an Indian in the format. Gill reached his century in just 54 deliveries in the 18th over. His inning was filled with ten fours and five sixes, finishing unbeaten on 126 off 63 balls (the highest score by an Indian player in the format). India posted 234 for 4 and then bundled out New Zealand for only 66.

3. Suresh Raina vs South Africa, 2010: 23 years 156 days

Suresh Raina is third in the list
Suresh Raina scored his maiden T20I century against the Proteas | Image: ICC

Suresh Raina is the third youngest Indian to score a T20I century. His knock came against South Africa in the T20 World Cup 2010 in the West Indies. India were 32 for 2 inside six overs at Saint Lucia. Alongside Yuvraj Singh, Raina took responsibility and helped India post 186 runs.

Raina took time at first but shifted the gears at the right moment. He reached his century with a six on the third ball of the final over but was dismissed on the next delivery, ending with a brilliant 60-ball 101, including nine fours and five sixes. He became the first Indian batter to score a T20I ton.

4. Abhishek Sharma vs Zimbabwe, 2024: 23 years 307 days

Abhishek Sharma's savours the feeling of getting to a maiden international ton
Abhishek Sharma savours the feeling of getting to a maiden international ton | Image: AP

Abhishek Sharma scored a sensational century against Zimbabwe in Harare just playing in his second T20I. At 23 years and 307 days, Abhishek’s century came at a strike rate of 212, a fiery knock that impressed everyone. He was dismissed for a duck in his debut but came prepared this time. He made a comeback in style. He reached his half-century in 33 balls and then completed the century in just 13 more deliveries.

His inning was laced with seven fours and eight huge sixes, out of which the last three were hit in succession to reach the three-figure mark. His inning ended immediately after reaching the milestone, but it was enough for India to post 234/2. 

Indian Cricket Team Abhishek Sharma Suresh Raina Shubman Gill Zimbabwe Cricket Team Yashasvi Jaiswal