Kigali City: A native of Thrissur has achieved the feat of being the Malayali to score a century in international T20 cricket matches. Vinu Balakrishnan, a native of Thrissur Mannoothi, who plays in the Botswana team, deserves the achievement.
Vinu’s feat came against St Helena in the African qualifiers for the T20 World Cup 2024. He scored 100 runs off 70 balls with seven fours and five sixes. The player also made the record of being the first player to score a century in T20 cricket for Botswana.
Botswana won the match thanks to Vinu’s knock.