IPL 2021- PBKS vs RR: Deepak Hooda slams second-fastest fifty by uncapped Indian in IPL

IPL 2021- PBKS vs RR: Deepak Hooda slams second-fastest fifty by uncapped Indian in IPL- Punjab Kings batsman Deepak Hooda on Monday slammed the second-fastest fifty by an uncapped Indian in IPL. He completed his fifty off 20 deliveries. The fastest record is held by Ishan Kishan of Mumbai Indians who had achieved the feat three years ago.

Deepak Hooda becomes the first uncapped players to smash a half-century in less than 23 balls twice in IPL history.

Hooda went on to score 64 runs off 28 deliveries that featured four boundaries and 6 sixes. He also shared a 95 runs partnership for the third wicket with skipper KL Rahul.

“I was just reacting to the ball and showing aggressive intent in my batting. I got this role at No. 4 and I am happy to get this role, as I bat at this position in domestic cricket. There was no dew, the ball is holding up on the wicket for a bit. The score is quite good and we should be able to defend it,” Hooda said.

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Fastest 50s by uncapped Indian players (IPL)

17 balls Ishan Kishan v KKR 2018
20 balls Deepak Hooda v RR 2021 *
22 balls Deepak Hooda v DD 2015
22 balls Krunal Pandya v DD 2016

Interesting Fact

Deepak Hooda:

April 12, 2015 – A 22-ball fifty for Rajasthan Royals

April 12, 2021 – A 20-ball fifty vs Rajasthan Royals

Fastest fifties v RR in IPL:

19 balls: David Miller, 2014

20 balls: Virender Sehwag, 2012

20 balls: Hardik Pandya, 2020

20 balls: Deepak Hooda, 2021*

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In the match, Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson on Monday won the toss and opted to field first against Punjab Kings in game four of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here at the Wankhede Stadium.

For Punjab Kings, there are three debutants as Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson, and Shahrukh Khan have been named in the final playing XI. Universe Boss Chris Gayle handed out a cap to Shahrukh Khan.