List of Indian batsmen to score a century in all three formats
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Shubman Gill has been the talk of the town in recent months for all the right reasons. His latest century against New Zealand in the third T20I in Ahmedabad put him in a rare list of batsmen to have scored a century in all three formats of international.
Only four Indian batsmen before Gill had achieved this feat and Cricblog takes a brief look at them in this article.
Indian batsmen to score a century in all three international formats
One of India’s earliest all-format superstars, Suresh Raina, had a tremendous 2010 wherein he notched centuries in both the Test and T20I format to become the first Indian batsman to attain this incredible feat. He bagged a ton in his Test debut against Sri Lanka in Colombo in July but this was preceded by a swashbuckling century against South Africa in the 2010 ICC T20 World Cup.
His inaugural ODI ton had come two years ago – in the 2008 Asia Cup against Hong Kong. Raina never touched the three-figure mark in T20I and Tests afterwards but those knocks were enough to put him in this marquee list.
Rohit Sharma has been one of India’s most consistent all-format performers since finding his groove back in the Test side a few years ago. Though the team seems to be set to move on from him in T20Is now, Rohit has notched four centuries in the format with the first of them coming in Indore against South Africa in 2015.
He scored his first ton in ODIs in 2010 against Zimbabwe and reached the three-figure mark in his Test debut against West Indies in Kolkata in 2013.
KL Rahul is another batsman who has displayed potential and even lived up to that promise in phases across the three formats. He made heads turn with a swashbuckling 110* at the Central Broward Regional Park against West Indies in 2016.
He followed that up with a century in his ODI debut against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Complex that very month. However, the Karnataka batsman would rather rate his first Test century as the best of the lot where he scored 100 in Sydney in his very second match on the international stage after a horrid debut in Melbourne in the preceding game. Rahul has since gone on to lead India in all formats as well.
Virat is arguably the best batsman to have mastered over all the three formats of the game in the last decade. However, he still is one of the latest entrants to this list as he scored his first-ever T20I to break his nearly three-year-long century drought against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup in September 2022. Prior to that, his inaugural ODI and Test centuries had come against Sri Lanka and Australia in Kolkata and Adelaide in 2009 and 2011 respectively.
Shubman Gill is the newest member in this pool of players, having scored centuries in all formats at merely 23 years of age. He has four centuries in 21 ODIs to his name – having scored the first of them against Zimbabwe in Harare in August 2022. Gill has even bagged a double century in ODIs already, claiming this feat in January against New Zealand in Hyderabad.
It has been a wonderful last couple of months for the prodigious talent as he scored his first Test century against Bangladesh in the second innings of the first game in Chittagong in December.
In February 2022, Gill made headlines again with his 126* in the Narendra Modi Stadium against the visiting Kiwis. With the World Test Championship (WTC) finale along with the ODI and the T20I World Cup scheduled to be held in the next year-and-a-half, it can be safely concluded that Gill could be one of India’s most prominent players across all formats.