Rajasthan Royals is the franchise that won the inaugural season of the IPL in 2008 under the captaincy of Shane Warne. Currently, the team is captained by Sanju Samson under the coaching of Kumar Sangakkara.Kumar Sangakkara. In the last season of IPL in 2022, they reached the final where they faced Gujarat Titans but could not achieve victory and became runners-up. The team also faced a hard time in 2016 and 2017 when they were ruled out of the IPL tournament and then came back in 2018. They have successfully qualified for the playoff round 5 times in which they reached the final two times.
List of Fastest Century in IPL for Rajasthan Royals
The team is already packed with some of the power hitters like Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and many more who have added the fastest century in IPL for Rajasthan Royals. So, let's check out some of the players who have made the fastest century in IPL by Rajasthan Royals.
- Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal is standing in the top position for hitting the fastest century in IPL for Rajasthan Royals. This left-handed batter achieved this feat in just 53 balls while performing against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2023. In the 42nd match of the IPL 2023, Rajasthan Royals faced Mumbai Indians in Wankhede Stadium on 30 April. Rajasthan Royals decided to bat first after winning the toss and added a huge total of 212 runs on the scoreboard. Rajasthan could cross the 200+ milestone because of Yashasvi’s wonderful knock of 124 runs in 62 deliveries only with sixteen 4s and eight 6s at a strike rate of 200.00. In reply, Mumbai also started well and maintained the required run rate all throughout their chase and achieved the target in 19.3 overs. Despite losing the match, Yashasvi was named Man of the Match and Most Valuable Player of the Game.
- Sunju Samson
Sanju Samson is standing at the number 2 position for making the fastest century in IPL for Rajasthan Royals. He made this feat from 54 balls while performing against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2019. In the 8th match of the IPL in Hyderabad on 29 March 2019, Rajasthan and Hyderabad faced each other. After winning the toss, Rajasthan Royals went for the batting first and added 198 runs all because of Sanju Samson’s knock 102 runs. In reply, Hyderabad started so well and added 110 runs for the 1st wicket that laid the foundation for their winning. Hyderabad did not face any hurdle in chasing the target and won the match by 5 wickets in 19 overs only. The century of Sanju Samson was wasted as no Rajasthan bowler was able to disturb Hyderabad batters.
- Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson also holds the 3rd position for hitting the fastest century in IPL for Rajasthan Royals. He achieved this feat in 54 balls while playing against Punjab Kings in IPL 2021. Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals met each other on the field of Wankhede for playing the 4th match of the IPL 2021. Punjab Kings got the opportunity to bat first and they added 221 runs on the scoreboard. In reply, Rajasthan did not get a good start and lost their openers very quickly. Then the skipper Sanju Samson at the number 3 position handled the situation and tried well to achieve the target and made 119 runs from 63 balls. Throughout his entire inning, he tried to maintain the required run rate but couldn’t achieve the target and lost the match by 4 runs. Despite losing the match, Sanju Samson was appreciated for his outstanding inning by giving him the Man of the Match and Most Valuable Player awards.
- Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler is at the number 4th position for making the fastest 100 in IPL for Rajasthan Royals. He achieved this record of fastest century from just 56 balls while playing against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2021. Delhi hosted the 28th match of the IPL 2021 on 2nd May between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Rajasthan got the chance to bat first and they added a huge total of 220 runs on the scoreboard. Rajasthan could achieve 200+ runs on the scoreboard due to Buttler’s 124 knock in 64 balls with eleven 4s and eight 6s at a strike rate of 193.75. In reply, Sunrisers Hyderabad could make only 165 runs and thus Rajasthan won the match by 55 runs. Jos Buttler was named the Man of the Match and also became the Most Valuable Player.
- Shane Watson
Shane Watson is sitting at the number 5th position for hitting the fastest century for Rajasthan Royals in IPL. He made this incredible effort from 57 balls while facing the Kolkata Knight Riders' bowlers in IPL 2015. Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals stood against each other in the 54th match of the IPL 2015 in Barbourne where Rajasthan Royals got the chance to bat first and added 199 runs on the scoreboard. Shane Watson who came as an opener for RR added undefeated 104 runs in 59 balls with nine 4s and five 6s at a strike rate of 176.27. In reply, Kolkata Knight Rider did not get a good start and could make 190 runs, thus Rajasthan won the match by 9 runs and Shane Watson was chosen as the Man of the Match.