The Indian Premier League (IPL), also officially known as TATA IPL for sponsorship reasons, is a professional men’s Twenty20 cricket league, contested by ten teams based in seven Indian cities and three Indian states. The league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. It is usually held between March and May of every year and has an exclusive window in the ICC Future Tours Programme.
The IPL is the most-attended cricket league in the world and in 2014 was ranked sixth by average attendance among all sports leagues. In 2010, the IPL became the first sporting event in the world to be broadcast live on YouTube.The brand value of the IPL in 2019 was ₹47,500 crore (US$6.2 billion), according to Duff & Phelps. According to BCCI, the 2015 IPL season contributed ₹1,150 crores (US$150 million) to the GDP of the Indian economy. The 2020 IPL season set a massive viewership record with 31.57 million average impressions and with an overall consumption increase of 23 percent from the 2019 season.
IPL is the paradise of batsmen. A season to showcase destructive batting skills. There are many players who have entertained the fans as well as orchestrated victories for the team with centuries they scored.
Here Is the List of Players Who Have Written Down the Fastest Centuries in The History of Ipl:
1. Chris Gayle
Universal boss not only scored the fastest century in IPL, but this is also the fastest century in cricket history as well as the highest individual score in IPL and T20 cricket. Playing for RCB back in 2013, Chris Gayle scored the fastest century in IPL history from 30 balls against Pune Warriors. Gayle scored an amazing 175 runs in that match which is still the highest individual score in T20 history. In this innings, Gayle hit seventeen massive sixers and thirteen boundaries.
2. Yusuf Pathan
Former Indian international Yusuf Pathan is very well known for his fast-scoring abilities. He is one of the most destructive batsmen to play the sport. Yusuf Pathan holds the record for scoring the fastest IPL century by an Indian player. On 13th March 2010, he scored a mighty 100 runs from 37 balls against Mumbai Indians. His innings included 8 big sixes and 9 boundaries.
3. David Miller
David Miller has shown his ability to score fast runs on many occasions. Playing for KXIP in IPl, David Miller again showed his talent by scoring fast runs. On 6th May 2013, Miller scored runs from 38 balls which is the third-fastest century in IPL history. This amazing batting stint was against RCB and his innings included 7 sixes and 8 fours.
4. Adam Gilchrist
One of the finest cricketers ever, Adam Gilchrist is very well known for his amazing match-winning innings. He has the record of scoring the fourth fastest century in IPL history. On 27th April 2008, Gilchrist scored an amazing 109 runs from 42 balls which was the fastest century at that time. These amazing innings from him include 10 sixes and 9 boundaries.
5. AB De Villiers:
When it comes to cricket records, it is difficult to find stats where there is no de Villiers. This amazing player is very successful in enjoying the game as well as making the game enjoyable. Playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, he scored 129 runs from 43 balls. His man-of-the-match innings included 12 sixes and 10 boundaries.