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Asian Games 2022: Yashasvi Jaiswal breaks Shubman Gill’s record, becomes youngest Indian to score T20 century

In a historic feat, young Indian cricketer Yashasvi Jaiswal has etched his name in the annals of cricketing history by becoming the youngest Indian to score a century in T20 cricket.

In a historic feat, young Indian cricketer Yashasvi Jaiswal has etched his name in the annals of cricketing history by becoming the youngest Indian to score a century in T20 cricket. The talented left-handed batsman achieved this milestone during the Asian Games 2022 Quarter-Finals against Nepal at Pingfeng Campus Cricket Field in Hangzhou on Tuesday.

Asian Games 2022: Youngest T20 century 

Yashasvi’s century came in just 48 balls. This inning of Yashasvi is special because the wicket on which he scored his century was not easy for batting. Wickets were falling from the other end but Yashasvi not only stood firm at one end but also continued batting aggressively. The result was that he completed his century in just 48 balls.

First Century in Asian Games 2022

This is Yashasvi’s first century in T20 and with this, he has created history. He has become the first centurion for India in the Asian Games 2022. At the same time, he is the first batsman from India to score a century in any multi-sport event. Apart from this, Yashasvi has become India’s youngest centurion in T20. He scored a century against Nepal at the age of 21 days and 279 days.

Breaks Gill, Raina’s record

Previously, this record was named after Shubhman Gill. Earlier this year, Gill scored a record hundred against New Zealand at the age of 23 years and 146 days. Before him, Suresh Raina became India’s youngest century player when he scored a century against South Africa in 2010 at the age of 23 years and 156 days.

Jaiswal’s innings highlight

Yashasvi Jaiswal returned to the pavilion after scoring 100 runs in 49 balls. In his fabulous inning, he smashed 7 sixes and 8 fours at a strike rate was 204. Yashasvi completed his fifty in 22 balls while his century came in the 48th ball. He is the fourth Indian batsman to score the fastest century at a T20 International. Rohit Sharma scores the fastest T20 century for India. Sharma completed his hundred in 35 balls. After Rohit, Suryakumar Yadav (45 balls), KL Rahul 46, and then Yashasvi Jaiswal is the latest edition in the fastest T20 century list.
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