'Hitman' Rohit Sharma Was Handed His 100th T20I Cap By This Youngster

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India's stand-in captain Rohit Sharma was handed his 100th T20I cap by a youngster who had made his international debut in the ongoing series against Bangladesh

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Updated On:
Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma had a good match in the 2nd T20I against Bangladesh at the SCA Stadium in Rajkot. India had lost the first match at Delhi and things got tougher for Rohit after Rishabh Pant had committed a blunder behind the stumps which cost them nine extra runs after which the skipper himself dropped a catch as well. Nonetheless, it was Rohit's day as the stand-in captain had the last laugh in what was his 100th T20I match. But, believe it or not, the 'Hitman' was handed his 100th T20I cap by a newcomer.

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Shivam Dube hands over the cap to Rohit Sharma

Young Shivam Dube who had made his international debut in the 1st T20I at Delhi got the privilege of handing over the cap to the acting captain Rohit Sharma on the occasion of him playing his 100th T20I match at Rajkot on Thursday. The Mumbai batsman expressed his gratitude on social media by writing that be it whichever format, he is indebted to have this opportunity to do something for the country. He then added that he has cherished all these times and will do so forever.

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Rohit Sharma helps India level the series

Bangladesh who were cruising towards a big score initially were restricted to 153/6 in their 20 overs. In reply, India got to the target without breaking a sweat riding on Rohit Sharma's outstanding knock of a blistering 43-ball 85 at a strike rate of 197.67 including six boundaries and six maximums as the Men In Blue convincingly chased down the target in the 16th over with eight wickets in hand to level the three-match series 1-1. The third and final T20I i.e. the decider will be played at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur on Sunday.

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