Twitterati goes mad as Rishabh Pant scores a 32-ball Century

He managed to pile up 116 runs in just 38 balls, which included 8 fours and a whopping 12 sixes.


Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant celebrates a hundred. (Photo Source: Twitter)

When he got a contract worth Rs. 15 Crore, people raised their eyebrows, but Rishabh Pant has proven his worth with a scintillating knock. He scored the second fastest hundred in the history of T20 cricket and the ones at the receiving end were the Himachal Pradesh bowlers. It was destruction and annihilation of the highest order as Delhi registered the simplest of wins.


Batting first, Himachal Pradesh scored 144 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. It was a comprehensive bowling effort from the Delhi bowlers to restrict them to a below par score on a good batting deck. Pradeep Sangwan picked up two wickets for Delhi, whilst Kulwant Khejroliya and Navdeep Saini proved to be very economical.

“Pant Storm” that deserted HP

Chasing a total of 145, Delhi was clearly in the drivers’ seat to go all the way. Pant’s opening partner, the senior pro Gautam Gambhir, remained a peripheral part of the game throughout the innings. As he kept chipping singles and rotated the strike back to danger man, Pant made full use of all the support he was getting.

Not many are oblivious to Pant’s ability to go berserk on his day. This was just one of those occasions when he was at his brutal best. Poor Himachal bowlers found it incredibly difficult to weather the cyclone. All the 144 runs they scored with such great difficulty, got condensed in just 11.4 overs, much to the disappointment of their skipper Prashant Chopra.

Pant ensured he remained unbeaten till he took his side over the line. He managed to pile up 116 runs in just 38 balls, which included 8 fours and a whopping 12 sixes. This was a knock which justified his reputation and this might play a big role in earning his rightful place in the Indian side again.

After Chris Gayle’s 175-run marathon knock at Chinnaswamy, where he scored a hundred in 30 balls, this is the second fastest hundred ever in T20 cricket. Here’s how Twitter reacted to this outstanding effort from the 20-year-old.

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