Hitting a century is always one of the most special moments of every batsman’s life. Playing well in a platform like IPL that has opened the door of a lot of cricketers into the national team is always extra special for the cricketers. Breaking and making IPL records and scoring for the team’s victory is what a batsman always dreams of. Being able to contribute to the team at a very young age makes the cricketers confident and ready for future challenges. Here is a list of the 5 youngest batsmen who scored IPL centuries and their IPL records.
At the age of only 19 years and 253 days, the veteran Indian cricketer Manish Pandey scored an IPL century. Playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, he scored an unbeaten 114* on 21 May 2009 against the Deccan Chargers in IPL 2009. The result of the match was in the favour of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Also, he holds the IPL record of scoring the first ton as an Indian cricketer in IPL history.
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Rishabh Pant is the second-youngest cricketer to score a century in IPL at the age of 20 years and 218 days. On 10th May 2018, the present captain of Delhi Daredevils scored an unbeatable knock of 128* in just 63 balls. The match was held in Feroz Shah Kotla Ground against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Even after performing so well and contributing a huge amount of runs for the team, Delhi Daredevils lost the match.
In the first phase of IPL hosted in India, only 3 cricketers scored a century and Devdutt Padikkal was one of them. At the age of 20 years and 289 days, Devdutt scored 101* runs in just 52 balls against Rajasthan Royals. Playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, the 21-year lad showed exceptional performance on 22nd April 2021 and also won the match for his team. He achieved this memorable knock while playing with the captain of the team Virat Kohli and displayed such exhilarating batting. Devdutt Padikkal along with Kohli clearly destroyed the Rajasthan Royals’ bowling lineup and won the match.
The present captain of Rajasthan Royals is the fourth-youngest cricketer to score a century in IPL. In the 2017 IPL, he was playing for the Delhi Daredevils franchise. And at the age of only 22 years and 151 days, he demolished the bowling lineup of Rising Pune Supergiant and scored 102 runs off 63 balls on 11 April 2017. Lastly, Delhi Daredevils defeated Rising Pune Supergiant hosted in MCA Cricket Ground, Pune.
Quinton de Kock
The last batsman on this list is Quinton de Kock as he hit his first IPL ton at 23 years and 122 days. Playing for Delhi Daredevils during that time, he showed pure class and scored 108 runs off 51 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The match was held in Chinnaswamy Stadium on 17 April 2016 and DD was chasing a target of 192 runs. Quinton de Kock came into action and scored a brilliant knock to save his team and win the match for the team.