Top 10 Fastest T20 Century By Indian Players

Whenever we think about the t20 international format then we remember the greats of this format like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Joss Buttler, Brendon McCullum, ABD and Rohit Sharma. If we look at these names we can say that majority of the t20 legends were from West Indies, England, South Africa and Australia. However, India used to lack in t20 format when it comes to play with the strike rate of more than 150 except few players like Rohit, Virat, Raina, and Sehwag.

But in recent years, India has emerged as one of the strongest contenders of this short format because of the inclusion of Kl Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill, and off course along with Virat Kohli and Hitman Rohit Sharma. Especially from last 2 years, we have witnessed multiple t20 centuries from Indian players, some of them came at really fast pace. Therefore, let’s take a brief look on fastest t20 century by Indian Players.

List Of 10 Indian Players With Fastest T20 Hundred


1) Rohit Sharma – 35 Balls 

Rohit Sharma is the fastest Indian player to hit t20i century.

The record of fastest t20 century by Indian is currently owned by Indian white ball cricket captain Rohit Sharma. The monstrous side of Rohit Sharma against Sri Lanka left the lankan bowlers clueless when he smashed a century in just 35 balls in 2017 at Indore. Rohit ended up scoring 118 runs in 43 balls with 12 fours and 10 massive sixes in that match.

Almost 6 years have been passed but still some cricket fans could not believe how Rohit Sharma abled to pulled up this 35-hundred in t20 international. However, this kind of unhumanistic records are only suitable for Rohit’ destructive batting display. Furthermore, with the help of Rohit’s magical knock India set the target of 260 runs on that day, which Sri Lanka failed to chase as they all out for 172 runs.

Against Runs Fours Sixes
Sri Lanka 118 12 10

 

2) Suryakumar Yadav – 45 Balls 

SKY scored 2nd fastest t20i century among Indian players.

Meet the world’s new number T20I batsman, Suryakumar Yadav who left the world in shock with his ridiculous unorthodox shots. At present Suryakumar yadav has made 3 hundreds in T20 cricket and standing equal to the legend Rohit Sharma. The second fastest t20 century by Indian belongs to emerging t20 legend Suryakumar Yadav as he made 45 Balls hundred against Sri Lanka in 2023 at Rajkot.

On 7 January 2023, India choose to bat first against Sri Lanka and won the game in the first inning itself as the Suryakumar Yadav’s storm took the match far away from Lankan when he scored 112 runs in just 51 balls with the help of 9-sixes and 7-fours. He literally treated the opponent bowlers as he is playing a video game.

Against Runs Fours Sixes
Sri Lanka 112 7 9

 

3) Kl Rahul – 46 Balls 

KL rahul smashed 3rd fastest t20 hundred by Indian.

Yet another t20 superstar batsman of India, Kl Rahul established his name in 20 over format when he made his first ever T2OI hundred in 2016 even before the Rohit Sharma. During the West Indies tour in 2016, Kl Rahul got the chance in T2OI team of India and he delivered a magnificent inning by smashing the third fastest t20 century by Indian in just 46 balls in 2016 at Lauderhill.

While chasing the mammoth target of 245 runs against West Indies, Kl Rahul showcased his absolute masterclass but unfortunately his knock of 110 runs in 51 balls went in vain as West Indies won the match by defending the score with the margin of only 1 run. However, India got the promising star for white ball cricket in that series.

Against Runs Fours Sixes
West Indies 110 12 5

 

4) Suryakumar Yadav – 48 Balls 

The rise of Suryakumar Yadav in 20-over format is phenomenal since 2022 as he scored total 4 hundreds in this format not only in India but also in South Africa, New Zealand, and England. This one came against the England in their home soil during the 2022 India tour of England where he smashed his 2nd 100 in t20 cricket by facing 48 balls only.

Although it came in losing cause as India failed to chase the England’s target of 215 runs. This was another heroic knock by Suryakumar Yadav because no one was supporting him during the entire innings, when the wickets are falling in every second over he stood on one end and tried his best by playing the exceptional inning of 117 runs in 55 balls with 14 fours and 6 sixes.

Against Runs Fours Sixes
England 117 14 6

 

5) Suryakumar Yadav – 49 Balls 

The third by SKY and the 5th fastest t20 hundred by Indian also goes to Suryakumar Yadav as he became ruthless in this format and not sparing any team be it Australia, England, New Zealand or South Africa. Talking about this hundred, it was the New Zealand’s chance to face the SKY’s brutal hitting where he ended up scoring 100 runs in just 49 balls at Mount Maunganui in  New Zealand.

He started his job of humiliating the opponent bowlers from the very first ball and reached at his fifty in 32 balls, then after facing 17 balls only with his classy pull and hook shots he completed his hundred, and remained unbeaten on 111* runs and contributed in the India’s total target of 191 runs.

Against Runs Fours Sixes
New Zealand 111 11 7

 

6) KL Rahul – 53 Balls 

England has inarguably best crowd along with amazing cricket grounds and one of them is the manchester cricket stadium which is favourable for seam bowlers, but KL Rahul doesn’t really care about the conditions of the wicket as he has absolute book cricket technique which can dominate in the any part of the world, that’s the reason he smashed his 2nd T20 hundred of his career in 53 balls against England at Manchester in 2018.

England invited India to chase 159 runs in 20 overs in Manchester’s stadium which became possible with help of KL Rahul’s elegant inning of 101* runs in 54 balls in which he thrashed 5 huge sixes and 10 classical fours. Even the England captain Eoin Morgan said, that ‘by watching the Rahul’s inning it felt like playing an away game’.

Against Runs Fours Sixes
England 101 10 5

 

7) Virat Kohli – 53 Balls 

Virat Kohli becomes 7th fastest Indian player to score t20 100.

King Kohli has smashed many hundreds in his career in test and ODI cricket, but he has not achieved a single century in t20 format until 2022 against Afghanistan. During the Asia cup 2022, he not only ended his rough patch of scoring century from more than 2 years but also registered his first and 7th fastest t20 100 by Indian as he completed 100 runs in only 53 balls against Afghanistan.

The amount of relief and happiness, Virat got when he ended the drought of his 71st century when he played the fiery knock of 122 runs in 61 balls with 12-fours and 6-sixes is beyond words. Even he himself could not believed for second that he finally broke the curse of 71st and his first ever t20i hundred.

Against Runs Fours Sixes
Afghanistan 122 12 6

 

8) Shubman Gill – 54 Balls 

Man has conquered under-19, and established his international cricket, and now heading towards become the one of the best in modern day generation. Shubman Gill is the most improved cricketer of Indian team in past 2 years in all three formats of the game.

His was considered a bit average batter in 20 over format, but he shut down all the noises and critics with his bat when he made his maiden t20I hundred in 54 balls against the Kiwis in Narendra Modi Stadium in 2023. India opted to bat, and choose to give chance to young Shubman Gill in the opening slot and he certainly capitalized the opportunity as he came out by scoring 126 in 63 balls.

Against Runs Fours Sixes
New Zealand 126 12 7

 

9) Deepak Hooda – 55 Balls 

Coming from Rajasthan, 28 year old Deepak Hooda made his own way in the Indian T20I team by playing some wonderful impactful innings in IPL for franchise Lucknow Supergiants. He got the opportunity to play on number 3 position in the team during the Ireland tour for the T20I series where he also entered in the fastest t20 century club by Indian player by scoring a hundred in 55 balls.

Furthermore, The match was played in Ireland on 28 June 2022 where India choose to bat first Dublin’s tricky wicket. Probably Ireland’s bowler was not prepared for the storm named ”Deepak Hooda” which lead to India set the target of 225 runs with Hooda striking knock of 104 runs by facing 57 balls. However, India won by 4 run only despite such a big total.

Against Runs Fours Sixes
Ireland 104 9 6

 

10) Suryakumar Yadav – 56 Balls

Here we go again with Suryakumar Yadav as he recently smashed his 4th and 10th fastest T20 century by indian batter. This time SKY is leading the Indian team in South Africa vs T20 series where he went in his usual beast mode and ended up scoring hundred in 56 balls with 8 sixes and 7 fours on 14 December, 2023 at Johannesburg, South Africa.

Moreover, India without any difficulty won this game as they set the target of 200 runs but ridiculously Proteas lose all their 10 wickets by scoring only 95 runs. From finding place in Indian team to leading it and winning a game in South Africa, Suryakumar Yadav really came a long way because of his pure talent and hardwork.

Against Runs Fours Sixes
South Africa 100 7 8

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who made the fastest T20I century for India?

White ball format beast, Rohit Sharma holds the record of fastest t20 century for India as he made a century in 35 balls only against Sri Lanka in 2017.

Who smashed the second fastest T20I century for India?

Current Number T20 batsman, Suryakumar Yadav smashed the 2nd fastest T20I hundred for India while playing against Sri Lanka in 2023 at Rajkot.

How many Centuries did Suryakumar Yadav made In T20I?

Till now Suryakumar Yadav has smashed 4 centuries in T20I cricket in less than 2 years. The four hundred came against Sri Lanka, New Zealand, England, and South Africa.

Who has the most T20I centuries for India?

India's two prominent T20I star equally holds the record of most T20I centuries for India. Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav both has 4 T20I centuries in their account.

 

 

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