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Rishabh Pant becomes second youngest player to score a century in IPL

Rishabh Pant becomes second youngest player to score a century in IPL
Written by Abhishek Lohia

The wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who is considered to be the most successful batsmen just behind of MS Dhoni in the Indian cricket team, fired the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers on Thursday. Rishabh played an unbeaten 128 off 63 balls at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground. During this innings, he hit 15 fours and 7 sixes. During this smoky turn, Rishabh became the first Indian and a third batsman to score a hundred in IPL 11. With this fantastic innings, Delhi managed to score 187/5 against Hyderabad. However, Delhi has been out of the tournament, after they were beaten by Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Home Ground. Throughout his overwhelming shift, Pant has done many records together.

Second youngest batsmen in IPL to score Century

As Rishabh Pant completed his century in 56 balls, he became the second youngest batsman to score a hundred in the eleven-year history of the IPL. Pant made his first century in after IPL 20 years and 218 days. Manish Pandey is the youngest of the hundreds in the history of the century. In 2008, Pandey had scored a century in the IPL at the age of 19 years and 253 days. Sanju Samson is in the third position. Samson made a century in the IPL at the age of 22 years and 151 days.

Youngest batsman to score 1,000 runs in IPL

Pant could not become the youngest batsman to score a century in the IPL but during this innings against Hyderabad, he becomes the youngest batsman to complete 1000 runs in IPL. Pant has completed this record in 20 years and 218 days. Previously this record was captured by Sanju Samson. Sanju had completed 1 thousand runs in IPL in 21 years and 183 days. In this case, Virat Kohli is on the third spot, Virat has done this in 22 years and 175 days.

First batsman to score more than 500 runs in IPL 11

Rishabh Pant, who has scored an unbeaten 128 against Sunrisers, has become the first batsman to score more than 500 runs in the current season. In 11 innings of 11 matches, Pant has registered 521 runs. These runs are made with the sensational average of 52.10 and the strike rate of 179.65. Prior to this century, he has also scored 3 half centuries in the current season.

Most Sixes in IPL 11

In IPL 11 Pant has levelled the record of most sixes so far. In this record, he is sharing the table with Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Both have hit 27-27 sixes in this season. However, Rishabh has played one more game than MS Dhoni for. Dhoni scored 27 sixes in 10 matches while Pant did it in 11 matches.

Fiftieth Century in Indian Premier League

Rishabh Pant’s century is the 50th century in IPL history. Firstly, Brendon McCullum played an unbeaten 158 not out in the first match of the IPL in 2008 against KKR. After that, in the year 2013, Shane Watson made the 25th century of IPL history playing on behalf of Rajasthan. Now Rishabh Pant completed the half century of the century in the IPL history.

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is an Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Times Internet. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies and politics in India and also covers latest Sports News .He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Inderprastha Engineering College, Ghaziabad and went on to study Journalism at Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi. He can be reached at: [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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