In cricket, most of the fans like to see the big shots from the batsmen. The batsmen also do not let them down and do not lag behind in showing the great performance of their bat on the field.
There have been many great batsmen in international cricket whom the spectators are really excited to see them bat. The opposition bowlers had a to face bad days when they had to face off such batsmen.
A batter playing hard-hitting shots means that the bowler always has to work on his line and length. A good batsman never misses to send bad balls outside the boundary line. There have been many batsmen in international cricket whose goal was to smash the bowlers.
Whether it it the first ball of the over or the last ball, scoring runs and not letting the bowlers get set was the target of these kind of batsmen. There are players like Viv Richards, Virender Sehwag etc. who set the goal of scoring runs from the first ball in their career and they did so till the end.
The audience also always appreciated their game. While talking about the hard-hitting batsmen, today, in this article, we take a look at 3 batsman who have scored the fastest half-century in T20 cricket. The current fastest half-century in all of T20 cricket is from 12 balls.
Yuvraj Singh is the only Indian player hit six consecutive sixes off six balls in T20I cricket, when he did so against England’s legendary bowler Stuart Broad in the 2007 World Cup. Yuvraj Singh scored a half-century in 12 balls in that match. Yuvraj Singh scored 58 runs in 16 balls in his innings which included 7 brilliant sixes. Indian team won the match by 18 runs. That dashing innings of Yuvraj Singh is still remembered even today.
Afghanistan’s hard-hitting batsman Hazratullah Zazai hit 6 consecutive sixes in six balls in the Afghanistan Premier League and completed his fifty in 12 balls. Playing for Kabul Jawanan against Balkh Legends, Zazai scored 62 runs in 17 balls. Even after this excellent innings, his team had to face defeat in the match.
The West Indies legend, Chris Gayle scored a 12-ball fifty against the Adelaide Strikers while playing for Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League. Chris Gayle scored 56 runs in 17 balls. During this, Chris Gayle hit 7 sixes and 2 fours as part of his cameo. Unfortunately, Chris Gayle’s team Melbourne Renegades had to face defeat in the match.