Krishnappa Gowtham

‘Sensational’ Krishnappa Gowtham scalps 8 wickets after smashing an unbeaten 134 in KPL 2019

In what could be the best all-round performance in T20 history, Krishnappa Gowtham scored a 56-ball 134 and then followed it up with 8/15 with the ball. While playing for Bellary Tuskers against Shivamogga Lions in the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) 2019, Gowtham achieved these feats.


But he has not broken any records since state T20 leagues are not given an official T20 status. They are categorized as ‘Other T20s’.

Gowtham might not have officially broken any all-time T20 records, but he has broken all KPL records in one go. His unbeaten 134 is the highest score in the KPL. His century, which came off 39 balls, is the fastest in the ongoing tournament. Also, his 13 sixes in the innings are the highest by any batsman in a KPL game.


His 8/15, which incidentally included a hat-trick, is also the best ever bowling figures in the KPL history.

Speaking after his side’s 70-run victory, Gowtham said, “I don’t think I expected this, nor did anyone else out here. Thanks to everyone who turned up and supported us.”

On being asked which he enjoyed more, batting or bowling, he replied, “Well, I enjoyed my girlfriend’s smile.”

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