Rishabh Pant blasts fastest ton in T20

Rishabh Pant, flamboyant batsman from Delhi has scored a blistering ton for his team. He was abruptly sacked from captaincy a week ago.  The wicket-kepper batsman blasted a record 32-ball hundred in a North Zone match against Himachal Pradesh, in New Delhi on Sunday.

Pant pummelled the opposition attack with the fastest century from an Indian to fire his team to a 10-wicket win in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy.

The young left-hander finished unbeaten on 116 off 38 balls with 12 sixes and eight fours. Gautam Gambhir on other side was left a mere spectator at the other end with 30 off 33 balls.

His brutal innings was also the second fastest hundred in T20s, only behind Chris Gayle, who hammered 100 off 30 balls against Pune Warriors in the 2013 Indian Premier League.

The southpaw also surpassed Rohit Sharma, who hit a 35-ball hundred against Sri Lanka in T20 International at Indore last month.

Pant’s performance left a handful of spectators at the Ferozshah Kotla awestruck, including Yuvraj Singh, who witnessed a special knock by another left-hander before taking the field for Punjab.

“Just witnessed some outstanding hitting by @RishabPant777 scintillating ton,” tweeted Yuvraj.

For Delhi, it was their third win in four matches with their last league match to be played against Services on Tuesday.

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