rohit sharma

The Indian captain, Rohit Sharma, remained tall and spearheaded the team’s comeback on Wednesday in Bengaluru, setting a record with his fifth T20I century in the third and final match against Afghanistan.

After failing to register an innings in the previous two matches, Rohit produced a stunning return to smash a hundred off 64 balls. He saved India from a shaky 22/4 with a magnificent knock.

After a 14-month break, Rohit returned to T20Is and proceeded to record his greatest score in the shortest formatโ€”121 not out off 69 balls.

After reestablishing the innings, he tore into the opposition’s assault, hitting eight sixes and eleven fours to surpass his previous high of 118.

India amassed a mammoth total of 212/4 thanks to Rohit’s unbroken 190-run partnership with Rinku Singh (69* off 39), the biggest stand for any wicket for the team in T20Is.

India scored 103 runs in the last five overs, with sixes flying in. In the last over, Rohit and left-hander Rinku struck 36 boundaries, including a six off a no-ball.

He also surpassed Virat Kohli’s record of 1570 runs to become the highest run scorer in T20I history as an Indian captain.

With four hundreds apiece, Suryakumar Yadav and Glenn Maxwell were tied for second place.