The batsmen have put up some remarkable performances in the Indian T20 Leagues. Some were into such an unstoppable mindset that they were able to score in the three digits in a T20 game. Also, the Indian T20 is a time when most cricket fanatics gear up and start making their own team online on fantasy cricket sites. In the history of T20 leagues, there were 58 times when a batsman has scored more than 100 runs in a single inning. Among them, Indian batsmen have scored 23 centuries in these matches, while foreign batsmen have made 35. No one anticipated batsmen to score a century in the Indian T20 league when it first began in 2008 because, back in that time, fans did not expect many centuries in any T20 tournaments, but, if you now see the records of the last 12 years of T20’s history, you can see that several batsmen have hit triple figures.
In this article, we will bring your attention to the top 5 Indian players who scored the fastest centuries in the entire Indian T20 history.
Virat Kohli’s best T20 season came in 2016, as he dominated the competition with a massive 973 runs and four centuries. The fastest of them all occurred in a must-win game for Bangalore against Punjab. Kohli produced one of the finest innings ever played by a Bangalore batsman in the history of the franchise. He scored 113 runs in just 50 balls and helped RCB win the match by 82 runs. Virat Kohli is indeed one of the most favoured players for all fantasy sports lovers.
Yusuf Pathan is considered one of India’s most powerful T20 players. Pathan scored his century in 37 balls while playing for Rajasthan in a T20 match against Mumbai in 2010. The right-handed batsman blasted 8 sixes and 9 fours in that innings. The match was held in Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium.
During 2011’s Indian T20 league, Virender Sehwag, one of the finest opening batsmen India has ever witnessed, lived up to the hype. Sehwag was the captain of team Delhi at that time, and he smashed a 48-ball century against team Hyderabad to help Delhi chase down a 179-run goal. Despite losing his wicket for 119 runs, Sehwag’s performance was enough to lead Delhi to victory.
With a brilliant 106 off 50 balls against Rajasthan in one of the finest face-offs in the league’s history, Mayank Agarwal became the quickest century scorer of the previous year’s T20 tournament. Mayank Agarwal has been India’s Test opener and has been involved with the Indian T20 League since 2011.
Murali Vijay, a right-handed opening batsman from Tamil Nadu, was one of the first Indians to get a century in the Indian T20 league, and his 46-ball century against team Rajasthan is still the second quickest by an Indian batsman. Vijay made the fastest century back in 2010 when Chennai scored a massive 246 runs. Vijay made a total of 127 runs off 56 balls in that match.
It’s been 14 seasons since the Indian T20 league began its journey and fans still enjoy seeing massive and remarkable innings from their favourite teams and players. The country’s most popular league, which has never failed to delight cricket fans, will undoubtedly produce more great moments for them to enjoy.