Sunday, March 14, 2010

Fastest Century in DLF IPL - Yousuf Pathan 100 of 37 Balls!!!

Hi Guys,

I hope you have watched one of the most exciting knocks in the DLF IPL on Saturday, the Century of Yousuf Pathan - the dashing 'Pathan' from Rajasthan Royals from just 37 Balls against the mighty bowling attack of Mumbai Indians. Pathan, the 'Man of the Match' for the day smashed Nine Fours & Eight towering sixes which excited the whole Brabourne stadium. Finally Mumbai Indians had a lucky escape as Yousuf got run out in a very cruel manner & Mumbai won by a very thin margin of 4 runs.

Shane Warne, the Rajasthan Royals captain, has described Yousuf Pathan's 37-ball century against Mumbai Indians as the best innings he's seen in his 21-year career. The greatest Leg Spinner further said "I've played cricket for 21 years and I have seen Sachin Tendulkar as the best batsman against whom I have played as he has murdered attacks and hit bowlers all over the park. But today was the best innings I have ever seen"

What a Compliment!!! And Yousuf deserves it. There was a time when Yousuf was scoring at the strike rate of just above 100 & required run rate was mounting towards 15 runs per over, but next 11 balls which he faced changed the equation dramatically. Yousuf blasted 5 sixes & 6 fours in those 11 balls & scored 54 runs out of those 11 balls!!! What a dramatic turnaround!!! Yousuf was hitting sixes & boundaries at his will & the target of 213 in 20 overs which was looking impossible earlier, started looking probable. Even the Mumbai Indian's captain & the legend Sachin Tendulkar said " it was a treat to watch, but as I was the opposition captain, I could not enjoy it".

Certainly, the innings was very special, although Rajasthan Royals could not win, the inning will be remembered for a very long time by every cricket lover.



  1. Hi Aashsih,

    That's gr8. Very nicely written.

    As stated by you, the century scored by Yousuf Pathan will definity make its stand in the history of cricket.

  2. Yep, brilliant innings. I wanted Rajasthan to win... They have now lost both games :( >.<

  3. robby is great player.His shot quality is superb.