Rishabh Pant scored the second fastest century in T20 format after blasting to the triple figure mark in just 32 balls on Sunday.
Pant achieved the feat in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match against Himachal Pradesh on his home ground at the Ferozshah Kotla in Delhi. The wicket-keeper batsman came back to form a month later after getting sacked from the state team’s captaincy. Pant led the Delhi Ranji team to the finals of the Ranji Trophy early in the season.
Pant scored an unbeaten 116 off 38 deliveries against Himachal Pradesh in a North zone clash of the T20 tournament. Pant opened the innings with Gautam Gambhir while chasing a target of 144 which the Delhi achieved in a mere 11.4 overs.
Pant smashed 12 sixes and eight fours in his exciting innings of 116. Pant is now second on the list of scoring the fastest T20 century behind Chris Gayle, who achieved the feat in 30 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL in 2013 against Pune Warriors.
Just witnessed some outstanding hitting by @RishabPant777 scintillating ton #delhivshimachal
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 14, 2018
Yuvraj, the man who had hit the fastest T20I half-century in 12 balls in the past, took to Twitter to appreciate the innings and wrote,
“Just witnessed some outstanding hitting by @RishabPant777 scintillating ton #delhivshimachal”
Pant’s innings earned him praises from the cricketing fraternity. Yuvraj Singh who holds the record for hitting six sixes in an over in 2007 World T20 tournament praised the Delhi batsman for his blistering innings. Yuvraj is playing for Punjab in the tournament and was present at the ground waiting for their match.
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