Two weeks is over in the 12th edition of IPL. Every cricketer looks to make his mark in IPL as it allows him quickly appeal to the IPL fantasy cricket fans and in particular the selectors all over the world. Therefore, a batsman tries to score as many runs he can in an IPL season. Particularly, scoring a century in a brilliant league like IPL represents a significant accomplishment.
If the IPL T20 cricket fans recollect, about 53 centuries have been registered in IPL history with Chris Gayle alone hitting six of them. Like Gayle, a number of players have scored multiple centuries in their IPL career. Amongst the players with multiple centuries, read on four Indian players who have hit two or more centuries in their IPL fantasy cricket career.
Sanju Samson, the right-handed batsman of Rajasthan was too harsh on Bhuvneshwar Kumar last week in IPL 2019. He smashed Kumar for 24 runs during the 18th over of first innings. It was Samson’s second century in his IPL career as he scored 102* off 55 with the strike rate of 185.45.
But, a solid century opening collaboration between David Warner and Johny Bairstow within the 1st ten overs of the second innings got SRH victory.
Let us rattle our IPL fantasy league fans’memory, earlier in IPL 2017, Samson had scored his maiden IPL century against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS). Playing for Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), Samson scored 102 runs off 63 balls and really helped his team to post a target of 206. In reply, Pune just scored 108 as Delhi won the match at ease by 97 runs.
Murali Vijay began his IPL T20 cricket game career with CSK. In IPL 2010 he scored 458 runs in 15 matches. He played a pivotal role in CSK winning their maiden IPL trophy. During this edition, in a match between CSK and RR, Vijay scored his maiden IPL century as he scored 127 runs off 56 balls with 11 sixes.
He scored his second IPL century in 2012 against Delhi Daredevils. He scored 113 runs off 58 balls with the strike rate of 194.82. Vijay became the first Indian player to score two centuries in the history of IPL.
Representing Delhi Daredevils, Virender Sehwag scored his maiden IPL century in the IPL 2011 season. He scored 119 runs from 56 balls against Deccan Chargers with an explosive strike rate of 212.50. In IPL 2014, he represented Kings XI Punjab and scored 122 runs off 58 balls with an impressive strike rate of 210.34.
Virat Kohli has been associated with RCB since the start of IPL. Kohli’s century list in the order they were scored is like this – 100* off 63 against Gujarat Lions. 108*off 58 against Rising Pune Supergiant. 109 off 55 against Gujarat Lions again and 113 off 50 against Kings XI Punjab. All his centuries came in IPL 2016.
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