The ODI format has become one of the most popular forms of cricket. The USP of this format is the 50-overs game. Unlike Test matches, the games end in one day, entertaining the fans in different ways. The players need to have different techniques to succeed in this format.
Speaking of batting in ODIs, the batsmen need to start big in the first 10 overs, rotate strike in the next 30 overs, and then launch an all out attack on the opposition in the last 10 overs. The importance of playing a big inning in ODIs is very high and particularly, the expectations are high from a new player.
In this article, we will look at the five youngest Indian batsmen to score an ODI century.
Suresh Raina – 21 years 211 days
Suresh Raina stands at the fifth position on this list as the left-handed batsman scored a hundred at the age of 21 years and 211 days. Raina achieved this feat at the grand stage of Asia Cup 2008 against Hong Kong.
Sachin Tendulkar – 21 years 138 days
The God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar is the only batsman in cricket history to score 100 international centuries. He scored his first ODI hundred at the age of 21 years and 138 days against Australia in 1994.
Yuvraj Singh – 21 years 120 days
The hero of India’s 2011 World Cup win Yuvraj Singh will go down as one of the greatest players to have played for the Indian ODI team. Singh registered his first triple figure score against Bangladesh in 2003.
Virat Kohli – 21 years 49 days
The current captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli scored his first hundred against Sri Lanka in Kolkata. Many Indian fans would remember this match where Gautam Gambhir and Kohli destroyed the Lankan bowling attack.
Vinod Kambli – 21 years
Vinod Kambli became the youngest Indian batsman to score an ODI hundred on his 21st birthday. The Maharashtra-based star scored an unbeaten 100* against England in a match played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.