Yuvraj Singh, Akash Chopra and others react as Rishabh Pant slams fastest T20 century by an Indian

Delhi’s wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was abruptly sacked from captaincy a week ago, and on Sunday (14th January), he gave another example of his rare talent by blasting a record 32- ball hundred in a North Zone match against Himachal Pradesh in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy.


Pant pummelled the opposition attack with the fastest century by an Indian to fire his team to a 10-wicket win. Pant remained unbeaten on 116 off 38 balls. His breathtaking knock composed of 12 sixes and eight fours as Delhi raced to the 145-run target in just 11.4 overs.

Rishabh Pant


Gautam Gambhir was left a mere spectator at the other end with 30 off 33 balls. His brutal innings was also the second fastest hundred in T20s, only behind Chris Gayle, who hammered 100 off 30 balls against Pune Warriors India during the Indian Premier League in 2013.

The southpaw also surpassed Rohit Sharma, who hit a 35 ball hundred against Sri Lanka in T20 International at Indore last month. In 2016, Pant had smashed India’s fastest first-class hundred off 48 balls.

Pant’s performance against Himachal left a handful of spectators at the Ferozshah Kotla awestruck, including Yuvraj Singh, who witnessed a special knock by another left-hander before taking the field for Punjab.

Former India Test opener Aakash Chopra also appreciated Pant for his brilliance.

Here’s how other Twitter users reacted to Rishabh Pant’s scintillating knock:

https://twitter.com/Iam_Abhi45/status/952434196844195840

https://twitter.com/SRKianAbhi/status/952433480670957568

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