Cricket has witnessed a lot of changes in the last decade. The introduction of Twenty20 cricket has brought a change in the mindset of the batsmen. Scoring a quickfire fifty or a century can change a game in a split second. In this article, we will look at the top 5 Indian batsmen with the fastest half-century.
India have produced a lot of attacking batsmen in these years. From MS Dhoni to Virender Sehwag to Kapil Dev, they have dominated the international circuit for many years. One of the successful teams in the world and two-time World Champions, they have a history of having good line-ups who can post massive totals on the board.
With the demanding situations, the Indian batsmen have also moulded themselves and have played qucikfire knocks in the one-dayers.
We at Cricket Addictor will take a lot at the five batsmen from India with the fastest half-century in One-Day Internationals:
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YUVRAJ SINGH (22 balls)
Two-time World Cup champion Yuvraj Singh is one of the greatest limited-overs batsmen to take the centre stage from India. His contributions to the 2007 World T20 and 2011 ICC World Cup played a massive role in India lifting the title. Yuvraj recently announced his retirement in June earlier this year.
Throughout his career, Yuvraj has played many memorable knocks for his country. Meanwhile, the quickfire 69 off just 32 deliveries against Bangladesh in 2004 will go down one of the best. He brought his fifty in just 22 balls which is the fifth-fastest half-century by an Indian in ODIs.
India eventually posted 348 runs banking on a solid effort from everyone in the batting chart. The Men in Blues scripted a 91-run victory in that game which is also one of Yuvraj’s greatest ODI knocks.