Oldest player to score IPL century

The biggest festival of cricket is just a week away. Before starting with it, let's take a look at the oldest player to score IPL century.

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The biggest festival of cricket, IPL 2022 is literally knocking on the door. The biggest T20 league is starting from 26 March with a new format and some new talents. One of the most special things about IPL is that different cricketers in different age groups are playing, competing, and leading together. There have been some legendary cricketers in the past who smashed centuries in their late 30s. It doesn't matter if you are in your 20s or 30s, if you can execute well there is always a place for you in IPL. Before starting with the upcoming league let's take a look at the oldest player to score IPL century.

Adam Gilchrist

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Adam Gilchrist is the oldest player to score IPL century. The former Australian cricketer smashed a ton in IPL 2011 when his age was 39 years and 184 days. Being at the age of almost 40 years, the wicketkeeper batter was unbelievable in the clash against Royal challengers Bangalore. Coming to bat first, Gilchrist smashed 106 runs in just 55 deliveries and helped the team to add a total of 232-2 to the scorecard. His fiery knock included 8 fours and 9 sixes. Needless to say, Punjab won the match against RCB, and that too with a huge margin of 111 runs.

Sanath Jayasuriya

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Former Sri Lanka cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya grabs the second position on this list of the oldest player to score IPL century. The Mumbai Indians opener scored an unbeaten 114 runs in only 48 deliveries when he was 38 years and 319 days old. Chasing a target of 157 runs against Chennai Super Kings, the former cricketer smashed 9 fours and 11 sixes to aggregate the total runs.

Chris Gayle

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A list of IPL batting records is simply incomplete without Chris Gayle. Gayle smashed his last century in IPL 2018 when he was at the age of 38 years and 209 days. While playing for Kings XI Punjab against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the southpaw scored an unbeaten 104 runs in just 63 balls. His knock included 1 four and 11 sixes. The Punjab opener contributed to adding a total of 193-3 runs on the scoreboard for Punjab.

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Sachin Tendulkar

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Sachin Tendulkar takes the fourth spot on this list after he smashed a century in IPL at the age of 37 years and 356 days. The former Indian cricketer smashed an unbeaten 100 runs in IPL 2011 while playing for Mumbai Indians. During his knock against Kochi Tuskers Kerala, he scored the ton in only 66 balls including 12 fours and 3 sixes. The MI opener started the innings in the best way possible, but the team failed to win against the opponent.

Shane Watson

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At the age of 36 years and 340 days, the former Australian cricketer Shane Watson smashed a century while playing for Chennai Super Kings. Discuss the time of IPL 2018, CSK was chasing a target of 179 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The CSK opener aggregated unbeaten 117 runs in only 57 balls. His unbelievable knock also included 11 fours and 8 sixes.

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