Yashasvi Jaiswal was on fire for Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL 2023 encounter on Thursday in Kolkata.
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s prowess was obvious from the minute he made his debut on the Indian cricket scene for the 2020 U-19 World Cup. Jaiswal, a technically sound batter with a cool demeanor, was always expected to deliver on the big stage. The 21-year-old, whose rise to the top echelons of Indian cricket has been well documented after years of dreadful effort at the Mumbai maidans, added another indelible mark of his domination with a historic achievement on Thursday. He was on fire for Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL 2023 encounter in Kolkata, blasting the competition’s fastest-ever half-century.
The 21-year-old opener broke KL Rahul’s and Pat Cummins’ record of 50 runs in 13 balls. Both batted for 14 balls and scored half-centuries. With RR behind KKR by 150 runs, Jaiswal went all-in from the outset, attacking the opponent. Thanks to three fours and two sixes, Jaiswal scored 26 runs in the first over of KKR skipper Nitish Rana’s innings, the second most in IPL history. He took a double on the sixth ball.
Despite the fact that RR lost Jos Buttler in the second over, Jaiswal hit a four and a six. He didn’t have to wait long to get to midway. In Shardul Thakur’s third over, Jaiswal hit three more fours before reaching his half-century in just 13 balls with a single on the fifth ball.
The quickest fifties in the IPL
Yashasvi Jaiswal (RR) vs KKR (2023), 13 balls
KL Rahul (PBKS) vs DC, 14 ball match, Mohali, 2018.
Pat Cummins (KKR) vs MI, 2022, 14 balls
The performance impressed Virat Kohli, who wrote with a shot of Jaiswal on Instagram, “Wow, this is some of the best batting I have seen in a long time.” What a talent, Yashasvi Jaiswal.”
Jaiswal finished with a perfect score of 98 (47 balls, 5x6s, and 13x4s). Thanks to his outstanding performance, RR reached the 150-run barrier in 13.1 overs.
“I was in a good mood today.” I don’t always get what I want, but I work hard and believe in myself. “I’m confident that the results will be delivered.””I wanted to finish the game, and winning the game has always been my goal,” Jaiswal said after his victory.
“I feel blessed and grateful, and I’m doing my very best.” “I think the net run rate was the only thing on our minds; me and Sanju were only talking about finishing the game quickly.”