West Indies International Dwayne Bravo believes Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who holds the record for the joint-fastest hundred in T20Is, will be the first ever man to get a double century in the format.
The veteran allrounder Bravo further claimed that he found India’s Rishabh Pant to be the most chirpy keeper behind the stumps.
On April 23, 2013, Chris Gayle, playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors in the IPL, achieved what, till date, stands tall as one of the most bizarre, remarkable achievements in all of cricket, smashing 175 runs off just 66 balls in a T20 match. The monstrous opener, in that innings, smashed a staggering 17 sixes and his inhuman feat has not yet been matched by any batsman. Australian powerhouse did come a bit close with his 172 against Zimbabwe in 2018, but still fell short of Gayle’s historic onslaught.
However, despite Gayle’s memorable knock, his teammate Dwayne Bravo has backed Indian opener, Rohit Sharma, to be the first man to breach the 200-run barrier in T20 cricket. In the ‘25 questions’ series run by ESPN Cricinfo, where cricketers are asked a set of 25 questions almost like a rapid-fire round, Bravo was quick to take the name of Rohit Sharma, when the all-rounder was asked who he feels would become the first double-centurion in the T20 format.
Rohit currently holds the record for the highest individual score in ODI cricket, a 264 against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens, has scored three double-centuries in ODI cricket and also holds the joint-record for the fastest century in T20I cricket, scoring a 35-ball ton against Sri Lanka in Indore in 2017.
Bravo also answered several other interesting questions in the show and revealed that team India were his favourite side in international cricket after the West Indies. The 36-year-old all-rounder also revealed that his ‘dream hat-trick’ would comprise the wickets of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Kieron Pollard and went on to label youngster Rishabh Pant as the most chirpy wicket-keeper behind the stumps.