Over the years, the Indian Premier League has become one of the most successful sporting leagues in the world. Not just it gives a platform to many amazing talents around the world, it is also responsible for keeping all of us entertained throughout the league.
Besides this, IPL is a perfect platform for young and aspiring cricketers, who want to achieve something big in this field. We all have witnessed how cricketers like Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant creating a storm with their performances in the Indian Premier League, and then making their way to the national cricket team. Today, in this article, we will discuss the 5 youngest centurions in IPL.
Here, we bring you a list of 5 youngest centurions in the history of the Indian Premier League. Have a look:
5. David Warner – 23 years and 153 days old:
David Warner is one of the most destructive batsmen in the cricket world right now. He has the most IPL centuries under his name more than anyone else on this list, however, his first century was a very special one. He was only 23 years and 153 days old when he smashed his first century in the Indian Premier League. David Warner became the youngest centurion in the Indian Premier League as he played an amazing knock of 107 off 69 balls against the Gautam Gambhir led Kolkata Knight Riders.
4. Quinton de Kock – 23 years and 122 days old:
Playing for the Delhi Daredevils, during the 6th edition of the Indian Premier League, Quinton de Kock played an amazing knock and became the youngest centurion in the history of IPL. Playing an amazing knock Quinton scored 105 runs off 51 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was only 23 years and 122 days old when he played that knock and won the ‘man of the match’ trophy.
3. Sanju Samson – 22 years and 151 days old:
Indian cricketer Sanju Samson became the third-youngest centurion in the history of the IPL. Playing for his team Delhi Daredevils, Sanju Samson scored 102 off 63 balls and helped his team to reach 205/4 in their allotted 20 overs. Sanju was only 22 years and 151 days old when he smashed he gave this brilliant performance.
2. Rishabh Pant – 20 years and 218 days:
One of the most talented cricketers from the younger generation, Rishabh Pant, was representing his franchise Delhi Daredevils against Sunrisers Hyderabad during a match in 2018’s edition of the league. He played one of the best performances of his career by scoring 128 off 63 balls. He was only 20 years and 218 days old when he achieved this feat.
1. Manish Pandey – 19 years and 253 days:
Playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Manish Pandey became the youngest centurion in the history of IPL. Pandey was only 19 years and 253 days old when he achieved this feat. It happened on May 21st, 2009, and Manish Pandey still holds the record for being the youngest centurion in the IPL, even after 11 years. During that knock, he had scored 114 off just 73 balls, also earning the man of the match award.