The highest score in any T20 match is 175 by Chris Gayle. The highest score in a T20I match is 172 by Aaron Finch. It is safe to assume that the day is not far when we might witness a double ton in a T20 match. But there have been many discussions on who will eventually become the first person to score that. Clearly, it is not going to be an easy job for any batsman but the modern-day cricketers are surely capable of achieving that feat.
In a recent interaction, former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif has given his opinion on this matter. According to Kaif, India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma is most likely to achieve that milestone. During an interaction with Priyam Garg on Helo app, the hero of NatWest Series 2002 revealed that.
The former U19 captain Priyam Garg asked Kaif about who he thinks can achieve the feat. In his opinion, Sharma can achieve it as his strike rate keep increasing as his knock progresses.
Once Rohit crosses 100, he will bat at 250-300 strike-rate: Mohammad Kaif
“Rohit Sharma has the ability to do it because his strike-rate keeps on increasing during his knock. He takes time at the start, but once he crosses 100, he will bat at 250-300 strike-rate. He can do it, but it’s a very tough task. During our days, it was tough for a team to score 200-250 in 50 overs, but now many are talking about 400-500 scores”, the former Uttar Pradesh player said.
Kaif has pointed out quite rightly. Sharma doesn’t get to a great start to his innings in limited-overs cricket. But once he is set on the crease, he has the ability to accelerate.
In fact, it would be correct to say that the Mumbai batsman even had a crack of scoring a double ton in T20s. Back in 2017, he smashed the fastest T20I century off just 35 balls. During that knock, he ended up scoring 118 runs from 43 balls. He got out in the 12th over. A few weeks back, even Sharma admitted that he had a chance of scoring a double ton during that match.
Rohit is also the only batsman to score multiple double centuries in ODIs. He has scored three of them. In fact, no player has scored more T20I centuries than him. The 33-year-old batsman has four of them to his name.
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