IPL has successfully become a global phenomenon. Cricketers from all over the world look for a chance to play in the vaunted tournament. Many overseas players have made their presence felt in the IPL, and their exploits have provided great entertainment to the consumers. Today we will take a look at the fastest centuries by a player from each country in the IPL.
#1 Chris Gayle (West Indies)
This knock by the ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle is the stuff legends are made off. Chris Gayle absolutely demolished the Pune Warriors India bowling attack, scoring 175 runs off just 66 balls. He completed his century in just 30 balls. Gayle hit 17 sixes and 13 fours in his whirlwind knock.
#2 Yusuf Pathan(India)
Yusuf Pathan took Rajasthan Royals very close to a thrilling win over giants Mumbai Indians. Mumbai had put up a mammoth 212, thanks to a batting unit firing on all cylinders. In reply, Rajasthan was faltering when Pathan came to strike. He let loose, belting a 100 runs off just 37 balls. His knock consisted of 8 sixes and 9 fours. He got run out, and the RR batsmen couldn’t get the job done as the team lost by a small margin of 4 runs.
#3 David Miller (South Africa)
David Miller is one of the most destructive batsmen in the world. His exploits with the bat are known all over the world. However, he made tremendous waves when he hit a century in just 38 balls. Batting for Punjab, the Proteas batsman helped his team beat the RCB with balls to spare. He scored runs at a strike rate of 265.78.
#4 Adam Gilchrist (Australia)
Adam Gilchrist is one of Australia’s best wicket-keeper batsmen ever. The former opener was a part of the Deccan Chargers team that won the IPL. This knock came against the Mumbai Indians, and he scored 109 runs off 42 balls. His innings consisted of 10 huge sixes and 9 fours. Gilchrist led the Deccan Chargers to a comfortable win over the Mumbai Indians.
#5 Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)
A star-studded Mumbai Indians met an equally strong CSK in 2008. Batting second, the veteran Sri Lankan won Mumbai the match almost single-handedly, scoring 114 runs of the 158 scored by MI. He brought up his century off just 45 balls, hitting 11 sixes and 9 fours. He was supported by Sachin Tendulkar and Robin Uthappa, who let Jayasuriya take the lead.
#6 Johnny Bairstow (England)
Playing against the RCB, English power-player Johnny Bairstow let loose his destruction onto the bowlers. He brought up his maiden IPL century in quick fashion. It took him only 52 balls to reach the three-figure mark. Johnny departed soon but gave the Sunrisers Hyderabad team a huge boost with his knock. Who knows what else is in store for this talented batsman.
#7 Brendon McCullum (New Zealnd)
Former NZ skipper Brendon McCullum was one of the most destructive batsmen in the world. Even in the twilight of his career, McCullum was able to belt huge sixes out of the park. This knock of his came against the RCB in 2008. Playing for the KKR then, McCullum’s innings propelled the KKR to a mammoth 222/3. He scored an unbeaten 158 off 73 balls and the century came in just 53 balls. The cricketing legend has stated that that knock of his ‘changed his life’.