Nepal skipper Paras Khadka creates record that Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have failed to achieve

Khadka scored an unbeaten knock of 106 runs to help Nepal chase down a 152-run target.
Nepal skipper Paras Khadka creates record that Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have failed to achieveParas Khadka is the only skipper to reach the magical three-figure mark during a chase. (Photo: Twitter/ Nepal Cricket team))
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Nepal captain Paras Khadka made his way into the cricket's history books by becoming the first skipper to score a century while chasing in a T20I game.

The 31-year old is the only skipper to ever do that. Not even India's Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma couldn't achieve while leading a side in T20 International cricket. Khadka scored an unbeaten knock of 106 runs to help Nepal chase down a 152-run target with four overs to spare in a T20I tri-series match against Singapore on Saturday. With the century, Paras Khadka also joined an elite club of captains that have scored a hundred in T20I cricket. 

Australia's Aaron Finch and Shane Watson, former South Africa T20I captain Faf du Plessis, Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka and Rohit Sharma who occasionally skippered India in absence of Virat Kohli scored a century while batting first, Paras Khadka on the other hand is the only one to reach the magical three-figure mark during a chase.

Rohit, who has a record four T20I hundred to his name, scored a century as captain twice, once a 118-run knock against Sri Lanka in Indore in 2017 and then in 2018 a 111 (not out) against the West Indies in Lucknow.

Kohli, who recently surpassed Rohit Sharma as highest run-scorer in the shortest format, is yet to score a hundred in T20Is.

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