The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Indian Premier League is the vuvuzela (stadium horn) making rounds in the crowd. The energy on and off the field is addictively insane. Players lose sweat at the pitch and on the other hand, the crowd screams in support of their favorite teams.

IPL matches have had some magic moments which have left us all awestruck. Here, we bring alive some memories of the all-time records which were deemed as unbreakable.

Most Sixes in Innings – Chris Gayle

most sixes

  • Total Sixes: 17
  • Team: Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Runs: 175*
  • Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
  • Date: 23rd April 2013

Chris Gayle has proved time and again that he is the incredible Hulk of IPL. He has hit the maximum number of sixes so far in 10 seasons of IPL. Chris is the only batsman who has secured 3 positions in top 5 batsmen with the highest number of sixes.

Highest Strike Rate – Chris Morris

highest strike rate

  • Strike Rate: 422.22
  • Team: Delhi Daredevils
  • Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium
  • Date: 11th April 2017

Chris Morris recently broke Albie Morkel’s record of SR 400 which he scored in 2012 and became number one. Morris is an all-rounder and known for his aggressive middle-order batting and fine bowling.

Most Fifties – David Warner

most fifties

  • Fifties: 33
  • Matches: 103
  • Average: 39.02
  • Team: Sunrises Hyderabad

David Andrew Warner is an explosive left-handed batsman who ranked first in the list of top 10 batsmen by ICC Player Rankings in 2015. He bagged the title of most 50s which includes 353 4s, 141 6s and a highest of 109 runs (not out).

Fastest fifties – Yusuf Pathan

fastest fifties

  • Team: Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Venue: Eden Gardens
  • Date: 24th May, 2014

Yusuf is a stellar batsman and stands out as one of the vital players of KKR when it comes to pushing the team to a match-winning moment. He hit the fastest 50 on the home ground, Eden Gardens, where he scored 72 runs in just 15 deliveries.  No wonder Shah Rukh Khan chose Yusuf Pathan to be a part of his team.

Fastest Centuries – Chris Gayle

fastest centuries

  • Team: Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Runs: 175*
  • Total Sixes: 17
  • Total Fours: 13
  • Deliveries: 30
  • Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
  • Date: 23rd April, 2013

It is the same match where Gayle hit the maximum sixes. Out of 175 runs, 154 are a total of boundaries he hit in the Chinnaswamy stadium which means only 11 runs were scored by running between the wickets. WHOAH! He is a run hitting machine.

Best Bowling Average – Lasith Malinga

best bowling average

  • Matches: 100
  • Wickets: 146
  • Best Bowling in Match: 5/13
  • Average: 17.89
  • Team: Mumbai Indians

Malinga is the only right-handed fast bowler with an exceptional round-arm action. He is the only bowler who has two World Cup hat-tricks and also the only bowler in the world to have taken three hat-tricks in ODIs. There are many things you don’t know about him including Separamadu which is his first name.

Best Strike Rate in Innings – Suresh Raina

best strike rate - bowler

  • Overs: 0.3
  • Wickets: 2
  • Strike Rate: 1.50
  • Team: Chennai Super Kings

Suresh Raina started his career at the age of 19 against Sri Lanka. He is the first Indian batsman to score centuries in all three formats of the game. Some believe it was the years of practice under the shadow of Captain Dhoni that made Raina all calm and composed.

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