Cheteshwar Pujara scores maiden T20 century to join Rohit Sharma and Virender Sehwag in elite list
Indian Test star Cheteshwar Pujara smashed his maiden century in T20 Cricket today. He achieved this special feat while batting against Railways, becoming the fourth Indian to score a triple century in first-class cricket, a 150+ score in List A Cricket, and a century in T20 cricket.
He joins an elite list containing the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virender Sehwag, and Mayank Agarwal. With his knock, Pujara also became the first cricketer to score a T20 century for Saurashtra, reaching the 100-mark off just 61 balls.
Here, let's take a look at the three other Indian players who achieved this special landmark.
The dashing opener has two triple centuries - one against South Africa and the other one against Pakistan. Sehwag was also the first captain to score a double century in ODIs. He also has two T20 centuries, both of them coming in the IPL.
Indian opener Rohit is known for scoring daddy hundreds in ODI cricket. He has the most 150+ scores in ODI cricket history. He also has the most international centuries in T20I cricket. The Indian vice-captain also has a triple century in first-class cricket, which he amassed in the 2009 Ranji Trophy.
The young Indian opener recently made his debut for India in Australia. He has incredible numbers in domestic cricket. In 2017, he made his maiden triple century against Maharashtra. It was also the 50th triple century for India in first-class history.
Mayank smashed his highest List A score of 176 against South Africa A in a tri-series. His lone T20 century came against Hyderabad in the 2013 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.