Wriddhiman Saha presented another dimension to his batsmanship as he geared for the upcoming Indian Premier League hitting 14 sixes in a 20-ball hundred during a T20 inter-club game.
Wriddhiman, playing for Mohun Bagan against Bengal Nagpur Railways (BNR) at the Kalighat ground scored an unbeaten 102 off 20 balls with the green and maroon brigade chasing down a target of 152 in only seven overs in a JC Mukherjee Trophy game.
His innings had 14 sixes and four boundaries apart from two singles. Wriddhiman finished the match in the seventh over hitting medium pacer Aman Prasad for six sixes. However, the over yielded 37 runs as he bowled a wide delivery. The final six brought up the India Test specialist hundred.
“I could feel from the first ball that I was able to hit the ball in the middle and I went for it,” Saha, who loves to open the batting in limited overs cricket, told reporters after his sensational innings. “Not sure of this being a record, but looking into the IPL, I tried to play different shots and it worked.” He added.
Wriddhiman, who was brought by SRH for Rs 5 crore for IPL-2018, had an astonishing strike rate of 510.00 while his opening partner and captain Subhomoy Das remained unbeaten on 43 off 22 balls (6×4, 2×6).
Royal Challengers Bangalore Chris Gayle holds the record for the fastest T20 century in 30 balls in an official tournament (Indian Premier League).