10 records in T20Is that seem unbreakable at the moment
With the T20 World Cup in Australia fast approaching, we look at the top 10 unbreakable records in T20Is.
Updated - Aug 6, 2022 7:38 pm
T20 cricket has been a mega-hit since its inception, and although purists will debate in favour of Test cricket, there is no denying the fact that the shortest format of the game has triumphed at selling the sport to newer audiences all around the globe.
With the advent of domestic T20 leagues in almost all the major Test-playing nations, players are much more accustomed to the smash-and-grab format now, and records are most likely to be rewritten every time a quality side takes to the pitch. But there are some records that have been untouched for years and some others which might remain untouched for the coming years.
We look at the top 10 records in T20Is, which are almost unbreakable :
1. Fastest fifty in a T20I – Yuvraj Singh (12 balls)
India’s batting jewel Yuvraj Singh showcased his brutal power-hitting abilities in the 2007 T20 WC match against England, registering a half-century in mere 12 deliveries, a record that still holds after almost 15 years to the day.
The southpaw, renowned for his tremendous power-hitting abilities, came into his own after an altercation with English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, unleashing his fury on a young Stuart Broad in the first innings of the WC clash.
Yuvraj sent shockwaves around the cricketing world as he hit Broad for six consecutive sixes in an over, joining Herschelle Gibbs as the only player to hit six maximums in an over in international cricket back then. The Indian icon’s blitz meant that he registered his half-century in just 12 deliveries, a world record no one has been able to match or break to date.