Youth Power: India’s Next Generation of T20I Centurions

Yashasvi Jaiswal is the youngest Indian cricketer to score a century in T20 International matches.

Getting a century in T20I cricket is a big deal because it’s not easy. Scoring quickly is important, so players often don’t focus on getting a century. But some players manage to do it early in their careers. Let’s talk about young Indian players who achieved this special feat. Yashasvi Jaiswal recently scored a century against Nepal in the Asian Games 2023. There are other young Indian players who have done this too. Let’s see who they are.

Here are the top 5 youngest Indian batsmen who scored a T20I century:

5 – Deepak Hooda – 27 years and 69 days (against Ireland, 2022):

Deepak Hooda is a talented Indian all-rounder. He scored his first T20I century against Ireland in June 2022 when he was 27 years and 69 days old. He made 104 runs from 57 balls with nine fours and six sixes. India scored 225/7 and won by four runs.

  1. KL Rahul – 24 years, 131 days (against West Indies, 2016):

KL Rahul has scored two T20I centuries. His first one came against West Indies in Lauderhill. Rahul scored 110 not out from 51 balls with 12 fours and five sixes. He was 24 years and 131 days old then. India reached 244/4 but lost by one run.

3 – Suresh Raina – 23 years, 156 days (against South Africa, 2010):

Suresh Raina was the first Indian to score a T20I century. He did it in the 2010 T20 World Cup against South Africa. Raina made 101 runs from 60 balls with five sixes and nine fours. He was 23 years and 156 days old then. India won that game by 14 runs, and Raina’s century is still the only one by an Indian in the T20 World Cup.

2 – Shubman Gill – 23 years, 146 days (against New Zealand, 2023):

Shubman Gill recently scored his first T20I century in Ahmedabad against New Zealand in January 2023. He made 126 not out from 63 balls with 12 fours and seven sixes at the age of 23 years and 146 days. India scored 234/4 and won by 168 runs.

  1. Yashasvi Jaiswal – 21 years, 279 days (against Nepal, 2023):

Yashasvi Jaiswal made history by becoming the youngest Indian to score a T20I century. He scored a century in 48 balls against Nepal on October 3, 2023. Jaiswal made 100 runs from 49 balls with 8 fours and seven sixes at the age of 21 years and 279 days. India scored 202/4 and won by 23 runs.

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