Batting in a game of cricket is not easy, making the batsmen in any team essential to the team’s victory against their opponent. Hitting a century in the T20 games makes it easy for the team to move ahead, leading to winning. Additionally, making the century at the beginning of the game increases the team’s chances of winning. This article will look at the different batsmen in the history of the Indian Premier League and how fast they made the centuries, which led to their teams winning.
- Chris Gayle
Gayle is recorded to be the batsman who recorded the fastest century in IPL history. In 2013, he created a record for his team, the Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors. Chris Gayle made 175 runs off 66 balls, and he managed to hit 17 sixes and 13 fours in the innings. With only 30 balls, Gayle recorded a three-figure mark, and this was during his superb knock.
After Chris Gayle made the fastest century in IPL for his team, the Royal Challengers Bangalore were proud to record 263/5 in just 20 overs. On the other hand, the opponent team, Pune Warriors, only managed to get a total of 133/9, after which they lost the match to RCB by 130 runs.
- Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf is an Indian player playing for the Rajasthan Royals with an impressive record. In 2010, he got a ton in only 37 balls against Mumbai Indians. This was his fastest century at that time. During the time, his team Rajasthan Royals had their eyes on a target of 213 runs. They were on course until Yusuf got out of the game. The team ended up scoring 208/7 in just 20 overs, after which they lost the match to Mumbai Indians by four runs. Yusuf may decide to keep his record rising during the Indian Premier League 2021.
- David Miller
David Miller, at position three, made his century in just 38 balls when he made his famous 101-runs in 2013 against RCB. Miller, who plays for the Punjabs, could not let his team go home in shame, and so he made a turn with his fastest 100 in IPL. At the time, the Royal Challengers Bangalore were leading the match with a target of 191 runs. On the other hand, Punjab has scored only 64/4 in 9.4 overs. David did his magic and helped his team become successful with a total of 18 overs and six wickets extra.
- Adam Gilchrist
At position four is Adam, who managed to strike a 42-ball century during the Indian Premier League season. He plays for Deccan Chargers, who struggled to get 155 runs in 20 overs against Mumbai Indians. Adam did his best, and his team won the match with just 12 overs. The Deccan Chargers won against Mumbai by ten wickets, and there was no sweat. His century may not be as fast as Gayle’s, but the young player is determined to turn things around in the Indian Premier League 2021.
- AB de Villiers
Coming in at position five is de Villiers; they have a tie with David Warner to scoring the fastest hundred in IPL in just 43 balls. De Villiers has recorded 129 runs off 52 balls in 2016 against Gujarat Lions. The score included 12 sixes and ten fours. On the other hand, David Warner recorded a score of 126 runs off 59 balls. The score included ten fours and eight sixes. His score played a huge role in winning his team SRH, which was made by ten wickets.
- Sanath Jayasuriya
Sanath comes in at position six, playing against CSK. He managed to record a score of 114 runs, 11 sixes, and nine fours. He also scored the fastest century with just 45 balls back in 2008 at the Wankhede Stadium.
Conclusively, batting is not easy, mainly if the team’s fate lies on your shoulders. Some other batsmen may not have made the fastest centuries in the history of IPL, but they are doing an excellent job for their teams. As the 2021 IPL commences, we hope that the batsmen will get the chance to better their skills and lift their teams.