Brendon McCullum is the first cricketer in IPL history to score a century. He registered one of his IPL records by scoring a century on 18th April 2008 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. During that time he was a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders team and scored 158* runs off 73 balls. After him, many cricketers scored by the few centuries and registered different records as well. SportzPoint.com presents you with the list of IPL captains who scored centuries.
The first captain to score a century in the history of IPL is none other than Sachin Tendulkar. Also, the master blaster is the 5th Indian to hit a ton in IPL. The former captain of Mumbai Indians scored 100* against Kochi Tuskers Kerala on 15 April 2011 hosted in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. He took only 66 balls to deliver this brilliant knock and one of his first-ever IPL records.
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The second IPL captain to score a century is once again an Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag. On 5th May 2011, the former captain of Delhi Daredevils aggregated an excellent knock of 119 in just 56 balls against Deccan Chargers. The match was hosted in Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad and the result was in the favour of Delhi Daredevils as they won the match.
The former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist is the third captain in IPL to register a century. Interestingly his first century was against Deccan chargers in IPL 2008 but he was not the captain of Kings XI Punjab at that season. After becoming the captain of the franchise he scored his first IPL century against Royal Challengers Bangalore on 17th May 2011. Also, he was the first overseas captain who scored a century in IPL and aggregated 106 runs in 55 balls.
The next captain to hit a century in IPL is the Indian skipper Virat Kohli. The run-machine scored 100* runs in 63 balls against Gujarat Lions on 24th April 2016 hosted in Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot. Also, this was his first IPL ton. The season of 2016 was exceptional for the captain as he scored 4 centuries that year.
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The next Aussie cricketer on this list is David Warner with his first century as a captain on 30th April 2017. He is the second overseas captain to do so. Hosted in Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, the captain scored an unbelievable knock of 126 runs in just 56 balls. The match was held against Kolkata Knight Riders and the winner was Sunrisers Hyderabad. In 2016, Sunrisers Hyderabad entered the IPL and Warner became the first batsman from SRH to score a century.
The most recent IPL century of a captain was hit by KL Rahul on 24 September 2020. The match was hosted in Dubai international cricket stadium due to the rise in covid in India. The captain scored an unbeatable knock of 132* in only 69 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore. This was the first time KL Rahul was leading the team and what is better than scoring a century for the team and contributing to the team’s victory. Before this, he scored a century in 2019 as well but at that moment he was not the captain of the team.
The 7th IPL captain to score a century is Sanju Samson as he scored the first ton of IPL 2021. The captain of Rajasthan Royals in IPL scored 119 runs in 63 balls against Punjab Kings hosted in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on 12 April 2021. His contribution helped the team to win the match against Punjab Kings.
In the first phase of IPL 2021 hosted in India, 3 cricketers, Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal and Jos Buttler scored centuries.