Every player dreams of playing for his country. When a player makes his international debut, that moment is the most special for him. The batsman always comes to the field with the dream of scoring a century in his very first match. Some players are even successful in doing this.
Today we will tell you about 5 such batsmen who created panic in the whole cricket world by scoring a century in their ODI debut match, will also tell about the only Indian batsman who scored a century in his debut ODI match itself.
New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill is considered one of the best batsmen in the limited overs format. Martin Guptill made his ODI debut for New Zealand on January 10, 2009. Guptill played his first ODI against West Indies.
Martin Guptill scored a century in this match and became the first New Zealand player to score a century in ODI debut.
In this match, Guptill played an innings of 122 runs in 135 balls. In this innings, Guptill also hit 8 fours and 2 sixes. Martin Guptill is a New Zealand opener and is always known for giving good starts.
KL Rahul is the only batsman to score a century in ODI debut for India. KL Rahul played his One Day International debut match against Zimbabwe on June 11, 2016. KL Rahul scored a century while playing his first ODI match.
Rahul played an unbeaten 100 not out at the Harare Stadium. In this innings, Rahul also hit 7 fours and 1 six. He started his cricket career as an opening batsman. He played 42 ODIs for India so far, in which he scored 1634 runs at an average of 46.69. Rahul also has 5 ODI centuries in his name.
Philip Hughes was an Australian player. Philip Hughes also scored a century in his ODI debut. Philip Hughes played his debut match against Sri Lanka on 11 January 2013.
In this match, Hughes scored 112 runs in 129 balls which included 14 fours. 25-year-old Australian batsman Philip Hughes was killed after being hit by a ball.
Sean Abbott’s bouncer hit him on the head during a Sheffield Shield match, although he was wearing a helmet. He remained in a coma for 3 days and died on 27 November 2014.
Desmond Haynes was the first batsman to score a century in the debut ODI match for the West Indies team. Desmond Haynes made his debut against Australia on 22 February 1978.
Debut batted explosively in this match and scored a century in his very first ODI match. Former West Indies cricketer Desmond Haynes scored 148 runs in 136 balls. In this innings, 16 fours and 2 sixes were also hit by his bat. Haynes’ name is included in the great players of West Indies cricket.
Colin Ingram was the first batsman to score a century in the debut ODI for South Africa. Ingram played his debut ODI match against Zimbabwe on 15 October 2010.
Colin scored 124 runs in 126 balls in this match, which included 8 fours and 2 sixes. Colin is considered a T20 specialist batsman.