IPL is one such enthralling format of the cricket game that keeps its audience at the edge of the seat. Due to its restricted time available to bat in a T20 game, getting a century is never simple, but the game has developed significantly over the years, and players are scoring at a considerably high strike rate.
Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss, owns the IPL record for the quickest century. In 2013, he accomplished the feat in just 30 balls against Pune Warriors India. He is not the only one scoring fastest century. There are others too which are listed below.
- Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle, the Jamaican hitter chose to wreck havoc on the Pune bowlers on a beautiful Bangalore evening by smashing a century off just 30 balls, which is still the quickest century in IPL and T20 cricket. The lanky Jamaican smashed the bowlers to all four corners of the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on his way to an unbeaten 175* off 66 balls, the greatest IPL total ever. As RCB roared their way to 263/5, the highest total in IPL history, his innings was packed with 13 fours and 17 sixes.
- Yusuf Pathan
Mumbai Indians scored a massive 212/6 in their 20 overs in Match 2 of the third season of the IPL. A score of such scale has never been achieved in the IPL previously, and with Rajasthan on 66/4 in the 10th over, it appeared like they won’t stay for long. Pathan, on the other hand, determined to do the unimaginable. With little to lose, the RR lad cleaned up the Mumbai bowlers. He hit 100 off just 37 balls, including nine fours and eight sixes in his innings. However, Mumbai Indians did win the match was finally won by Mumbai by a small margin of four runs, but not without a major scare.
- David Miller
David Miller has long been regarded as one of most powerful hitters. The RCB bowlers learned the hard way in IPL Match 51. RCB would have been reasonably confident defending the total after limiting Punjab to 64/4 in 9.5 overs, having scored 190/3 in their 20 overs.
What transpired in the next 8.1 overs was rarely witnessed in the IPL history. David Miller displayed a great cricketing show and had the Punjab supporters on their feet all night. He was a driver, a puller, and a cutter. Miller reached the 100 milestone in just 38 balls and closed the game with a six to put the game out of reach. This is the third-fastest century in the IPL’s history.
- Adam Gilchrist
Australian left handed cricketing giant is yet another IPL star to score fastest century. Mumbai Indians had hobbled and reached the score of 154/7 in Match 14 of the inaugural season.
They did, however, have a plan for their bowlers to work on. Adam Gilchrist, on the other hand, was not in the mood to go off-field. Gilchrist blasted the Mumbai bowlers to every nook and cranny of the park while chasing 155, scoring a century in just 42 balls, the fourth quickest century in IPL history.
- David Warner
In 2017 IPL edition, David Warner scored the quickest century against the Kolkata Knight Riders. Warner, by batting first, set the tone for the match, scoring his quickest hundred in the IPL in just 43 balls and finally finished with a score of 126 off 59 balls. In this inning, he hit 10 fours and eight sixes in his innings, earning him Player of the Match honors.
These are the cricketers scored fastest 100 in IPL history. There are many more such players who are going to create history in upcoming IPL games.