Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya who is making a return from injury, by playing in the DY Patil T20 Cup recently grabbed headlines by scoring 158 runs in 55 balls in a match. His blistering knock included 20 sixes and just six boundaries, showcasing how much he loves to hit the big shots.
Sadly, his innings won’t be acknowledged by the record books as the DY Patil T20 tournament is not such a well-recognized tournament like other domestic competitions or the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Due to this reason, Hardik will not bag the honour of scoring the highest individual score by an Indian player in T20 cricket, just yet.
Having said that, we’ll take a look at five such Indian players who have played some big knocks in the shortest format of the gentleman’s game.
Top 5 Highest Individual Scores By Indian Players In T20 Cricket:
5) Murali Vijay – 127 runs
Murali Vijay might be renowned for his exploits in the purest format of the game. However, he is one of the top five Indian players who have played the biggest innings in T20 cricket history.
On 3rd April 2010, the 35-year-old played a mammoth 127 run inning in just 56 balls, in the IPL, playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Vijay demolished the Rajasthan Royals (RR) bowlers by scoring 11 sixes and eight boundaries in his sensational knock.
In the present scenario, the veteran has lost his place in the Test team.