The young left-handed Indian batter Yashasvi Jaiswal, who had made headlines recently after hitting his maiden IPL century, is now the talk of the town again due to his devastating 13-ball fifty, which is now the fastest fifty hit by any batter in the IPL. Yashasvi Jaiswal hit the IPL’s fastest half-century against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, while chasing a target of 150 runs in 20 overs, but the young talent’s destructive knock helped Rajasthan Royals achieve the target in just 13.1 overs.
Before Yashasvi’s fifty, the fastest fifty record was jointly held by Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul, who scored fifty in just 14 balls, and Pat Cummins while playing for Kolkata Knight Riders. Kolkata Knight Riders batting first weren’t able to put a high score on the scoreboard, while Rajasthan Royals’ start left the KKR’s fans in awe as Yashasvi scored 26 runs in the first over of their innings.
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s team, the Rajasthan Royals, played well this season; they always managed to put a competitive total on the scoreboard while batting first, but their last 3 matches didn’t end in their favor; despite putting 200+ runs on the scoreboard in 2 of them, they couldn’t defend it. That’s why the win against KKR was a must, and what a time to play such an inning. Yashasvi has definitely proven himself as a capable left-handed opener who can play a destructive knock like this if required.
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s fifty not only boosted the morale of the RR team, but their net run rate also improved after their win against KKR in just 13.1 overs. As of now, RR is in the 3rd position of the points table and has managed to secure 6 wins in their 12 matches so far with a net run rate of +0.633.