Batters have found it difficult to get adjusted to all three formats of international cricket in the modern era. It is difficult to find a player who has mastered the technique of batting in Tests, T20Is and ODIs. However, there have been a few such players who have excelled in all three formats of the game.
Talking about such Indian batters, there have been four players who achieved the rare feat of scoring a hundred in Tests, T20Is and ODIs in the same year itself. In this listicle now, we will look at those four players who scored a hundred in all three formats in a calendar year.
1. One of the current Indian batters – Shubman Gill
The latest name to appear on the list is Shubman Gill. Opening for India in the year 2023, Gill smashed a double hundred in an ODI match against the New Zealand cricket team, followed by a century in a T20I against the same opponent and then registered a hundred against the Australian Test team in Ahmedabad. His T20I ton came at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium as well.
2. One of the current Indian batters – Rohit Sharma
The second name on the list is of current Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma. The Hitman achieved this feat in the year 2017. Like Shubman Gill, Rohit scored a double hundred in ODIs that year. The opponent was Sri Lanka. In Tests and T20Is, the opponents were the Sri Lankan players as well.
3. KL Rahul
Current Indian batter KL Rahul was at his peak in the year 2016. Rahul hit a T20I ton against West Indies, an ODI hundred against Zimbabwe and a Test ton against England.
4. Suresh Raina
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Suresh Raina (2010)
KL Rahul (2016)
Rohit Sharma (2017)
Shubman Gill (2023)*#INDvAUS
The first-ever Indian to achieve this unique record in one calendar year was Suresh Raina. The former Indian all-rounder hit a century on Test debut against Sri Lanka, a T20I ton against South Africa in T20 WC 2010 and an ODI hundred against Sri Lanka.