Hardik Pandya fifty

IPL 2019 (KKR vs MI) – Twitter Reactions: Hardik Pandya smashes fastest fifty of the season

Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya smashed the fastest fifty (off 17 balls) of the IPL 2019, against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.

Hardik went one better than Delhi Capitals’ wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who earlier held the record for the quickest half-century, against the Mumbai Indians off 18 balls. The junior Pandya was eventually caught off Harry Gurney for a 34-ball 91 comprising nine sixes and six fours.


He scored almost half of his team’s runs and scored them at a strike rate of 267.64.

It is also the highest score in IPL for Hardik and as well as the highest individual score for the Mumbai Indians this year. He lacked any sort of support from the other end as the visitors kept losing regular wickets while chasing a mammoth 233.

Earlier, Andre Russell struck an unbeaten 80 from just 40 deliveries to help KKR reach the highest score of the season. Every batsmen contributed for the home team with youngster Shubhman Gill smashing 76 off 45 balls. Opener Chris Lynn too found form, hitting 54 off just 29 balls.


However, Pandya’s innings was clearly the main attraction of the match even though it came in a losing effort.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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