Author: Abhishek Rajan
Yuvraj Singh reckons scoring a double hundred in T20 cricket is not out of the reach of the modern day cricketers, even though it is incredibly tough.
The record of the highest individual score in T20 internationals is currently held by the Australian captain Aaron Finch who scored 172 runs against Zimbabwe in the triangular series held in Zimbabwe in 2018.
The second highest individual score in the shortest format of the game at the international level is also registered to the name of Finch who had scored 156 against England in 2013.
While Finch has crossed the 150-run mark in T20I cricket twice, nobody else has done it even once.
Finch’s Australian teammate Glenn Maxwell came close to it in 2016 when he scored a hundred against Sri Lanka, but he was eventually dismissed at the score of 145. Maxwell is at no. 3 in the list of the highest individual scores in T20Is.
Rohit Sharma leads the chart among the Indian batsmen as his innings of 118 against Sri Lanka is the highest that an Indian batsman has ever scored in T20Is. Rohit has this knack of scoring double hundreds in white ball cricket as he is the only player in the world who has got past the score of 200 three times in ODI cricket so far.
Yuvraj feels it’s possible for Rohit to go past that mark in 20-over cricket as well.
“It (T20 double ton) is very tough I feel. But it is not impossible I would say. With the way the game of cricket is going these days.” Yuvraj was quoted as saying by Sport360.
“Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers have retired from international cricket, oh wait, Gayle is still playing I forgot. In my eyes, these were the two guys who could have scored a double hundred in T20I cricket. Rohit Sharma would be the third guy I can think of when it comes to a double T20 ton.” Yuvraj added.
Gayle has the highest individual score to his name in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Jamaican southpaw had scored 175 off just 66 balls, playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors India in IPL 2013.
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