IPL is one of the most popular franchise T20 leagues in the world with millions of fans all over the globe. One amazing feature of this tournament is that many young and old players play together for different franchises. Indian Premier League has observed a 39-year-old player like MS Dhoni successfully leading Chennai Super Kings as well as a 23-year-old youngster like Rishabh Pant efficiently leading Delhi Capitals.
There are many players who have smashed a century in IPL during the 14 editions of the tournament so far. In total, 38 batsmen have managed to shatter a century in the Indian Premier League. Out of these players, there are also some players who smashed a century when they were quite old. In this article, we take a look at the 5 oldest players to smash a century in IPL.
5 Oldest Players To Smash A Century In IPL
5. Shane Watson- 36 Years And 340 Days
Former Australia cricketer Shane Watson takes the 5th spot in this list as he smashed a century in the Indian Premier League when he was 36 years and 340 days old. The right-handed batsman hit an unbeaten century in IPL 2018 final while playing for Chennai Super Kings.
Chasing a target of 179 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad, CSK opener Watson scored unbeaten 117 runs off 57 deliveries. With 8 massive sixes and 11 fours during his magnificent knock, Watson also bagged victory for CSK by 8 wickets. As a result, Chennai Super Kings also won the title in the tournament.