Kedar Jadhav was recently in the form of his life during the India and England ODI series. He hit the 5th fastest ODI century by an Indian in the series and walked away with the Man of the series trophy for his brilliant performance in the series.
He went on to perform in the same vein for Maharashtra in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He showed the same destructiveness, as he tonked a 57 ball century against Delhi in Cuttack. His 57 ball effort was the 4th fastest List A century by an Indian.
He eventually fell for 113 in just 64 balls which included 11 fours and 8 towering sixes. Jadhav has recently cemented his spot in the Indian limited overs team on the back of some brilliant performances including the match winning century against England.
The fastest List A century by any Indian was made by Yusuf Pathan, who made a 40 ball century against Maharashtra in 2010. Pathan’s century is the 4th fastest century in all List A records. Virat Kohli’s fastest century by an Indian in ODIs, which took 52 balls against Australia in 2013 is the second fastest List A century by an Indian.
The list of fastest List A centuries by Indian batsmen is as below:
( balls mentioned are the no.of balls taken to reach the century)
1. Yusuf Pathan (108*) – 40 balls vs. Maharashtra, 2010
2. Virat Kohli (100) – 52 balls vs. Australia, 2013
3. Sachin Tendulkar (121) – 54 balls vs. Hyderabad, 1995/96
4. Kedar Jadhav (113) – 57 balls vs. Delhi, 2017
5. Dinesh Karthik (154*) – 59 balls vs. Hyderabad, 2010-11