WATCH: Abhishek Sharma brings in maiden T20I century with hat-trick of sixes in 2nd T20I vs Zimbabwe

Shubman Gill-led Team India is taking on Zimbabwe in the second match of the five-match T20I series at the Harare Sports Club in Harare, Zimbabwe. After the Men in Blue succumbed to a 13-run defeat against the Sikandar Raza-led side on Saturday, July 6, they aimed to put up a competitive total after they won the toss and elected to bat first on Sunday, July 7.

With a change in the decision, it was Shubman Gill and Abhishek Sharma who opened the inning for India. Although Gill fought hard in the first T20I, he had a forgettable outing on Sunday as he departed after scoring only two runs. But his opening partner, Abhishek Sharma had different plans altogether. 

While he reached his maiden half-century off just 33 balls, he reached his maiden ton on the back of hat-trick of sixes. In the 14th over of the India inning, Abhishek Sharma continued his carnage hitting back-to-back sixes off W. Masakadza’s over. Although he kept his celebrations low key, he simply took off his helmet and spread his arms, looking up to the heavens.

Watch Abhishek Sharma’s maiden T20I century celebration here:

The 23-year-old however got out on the very next delivery after completing his century. Sharma, who gave his wicket with Dion Myers completing a catch at backward point, was later acknowledged by his teammate Ruturaj Gaikwad, along with several other players from Zimbabwe.  

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