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Ruturaj Gaikwad surpasses King Kohli, goes 2nd on highest individual score by an Indian Batsman in T20Is

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The emerging talent from Team India, Ruturaj Gaikwad, achieved a remarkable milestone by securing his maiden international century during the third T20I match between India and Australia at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on November 28 (Tuesday). Gaikwad reached his century in 52 balls, concluding the Indian innings with a six in the 20th over. This notable feat propelled him to the second-highest position in T20 International scores for India, surpassing Virat Kohli and trailing only behind Shubman Gill.

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List of T20I Centuries by India

Batter Score Against Venue Date
Suresh Raina 101 (60) South Africa Gros Islet 2 May 2010
Rohit Sharma 106 (66) South Africa Dharamsala 2 Oct 2015
KL Rahul 110* (51) West Indies Lauderhill 27 Aug 2016
Rohit Sharma 118 (43) Sri Lanka Indore 22 Dec 2017
KL Rahul 101* (54) England Manchester 3 Jul 2018
Rohit Sharma 100* (56) England Bristol 8 Jul 2018
Rohit Sharma 111* (61) West Indies Lucknow 6 Nov 2018
Deepak Hooda 104 (57) Ireland Dublin (Malahide) 28 Jun 2022
Suryakumar Yadav 117 (55) England Nottingham 10 Jul 2022
Virat Kohli 122* (61) Afghanistan Dubai (DSC) 8 Sep 2022
Suryakumar Yadav 111* (51) New Zealand Mount Maunganui 20 Nov 2022
Suryakumar Yadav 112* (51) Sri Lanka Rajkot 7 Jan 2023
Ruturaj Gaikwad 123* (57) Australia Guwahati 28 Nov 2023
Shubman Gill 126 (63) New Zealand Ahmedabad 1 Feb 2023

It’s important to note that Gaikwad’s previous highest score was limited to 71 before today’s remarkable performance. He entered the international scene in 2021, achieving the distinction of being the first Indian to record a T20I century against the formidable Australian team. The right-handed batsman has since accumulated five centuries in T20 cricket, including one during the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) season while representing the Chennai Super Kings. Additionally, Gaikwad has notched up three centuries in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, a 20-over domestic tournament, playing for Maharashtra.

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