Stats: Fastest fifties in IPL history
Mohali crowd came alive with some stunning hitting by Rahul.
Updated - Apr 8, 2018 6:56 pm
KL Rahul smoked the fastest half-century in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) against Delhi Daredevils on Sunday. The tournament has already lightened up the stage and the thriller between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians has followed by the trialblazing knock of Rahul. The T20 extravaganza in India has taken its entry in the new decade by storm and is setting records only on its second day. However, Rahul has almost won Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) the match in their opening encounter.
Rahul was one of the attractive buys in the mega auction earlier this year and KXIP franchise had bought him for a whopping amount of Rs 11 Crore. He was even tipped to do fill in as the wicket-keeper in this season by the team management and the cricketer seems to have hit form in time for his side. He smashed Delhi bowlers all over the park and created history in the third over of the chase itself.
Whose record did he break?
KL Rahul was certainly in the mood against Delhi Daredevils and he absolutely tore apart the likes of Mohammed Shami and Amit Mishra. Moreover, the latter felt the heat of his batting as the batsman from Karnataka smashed 24 runs in the over. The assault was unexpected and it caught the visitors off guard only for the spectators to go crazy in the stands.
In the process, Rahul broke the record of Yusuf Pathan who was at the top of the list having scored the half-century off just 15 deliveries in 2014 against SRH while playing for KKR. Surprisingly, the next on the list is Sunil Narine who also went past the 50-run mark off the same number of deliveries. Suresh Raina and Adam Gilchrist are the other two in the list who make up the top five fastest half-centuries in the history of the cash-rich T20 league.