Pallu Prolu Ravindra. an Indian batsman from Karnataka has done what many stalwarts of Team India could not do.
Playing in a Karnataka State Association Tournament, Prolu smashed a 29-ball-100, breaking the record for the fastest century by Chris Gayle off 30 balls which the West Indies southpaw scored in the IPL while batting for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Also, South Africa’s AB de Villiers hit the fastest hundred in an ODI match against West Indies off 31 balls.
Playing for City Gymkhana in the Group 1 match of the tournament, Ravindra smashed 144 runs off just 58 balls against Jaipur Club. He hit 13 sixes and 7 fours during his innings and helped his side post a mammoth total of 403 runs on the scoreboard. In reply, the Jaipur team was bowled out for just 229 runs.
Though this match doesn’t come under official records, this 29-ball century by Ravindra will be the fastest century recorded in the Indian cricket including minor games except where known.
Ravindra originally hails from Bapatla situated in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district. The 27-year-old has come to Bangalore five years ago, along with his brother Vasu, who works in the Indian Army.
“Virender Sehwag is my role model. I have been studying in class 10 after playing in cricket and I am aiming for a home in the IPL as well as helping parents,” Prolu Ravindra was quoted by Vijay Karnataka.