No one would have expected that the record of fastest fifty in IPL would be so easy to be broken. The Kings XI Punjab opener KL Rahul broke this record in the just second match of IPL 2018. He took 14 balls to score a blistering half-century against Delhi Daredevils in a run-chase. Before that, Sunil Narine playing for Kolkata Knight Riders took 15 shots against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2017 IPL season to score a fifty. In 2014 IPL season, Yusuf Pathan playing for Kolkata Knight Riders also took 15 shots to score a fifty against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
KL Rahul has started this IPL season with a bang after being the costliest buy of Kings XI Punjab (11 crores). Let's have a look at his past IPL performances against different opponents.
|Team||Match||Innings||Not Out||50's||100's||High Score||Runs||Average||Strike Rate|
|Chennai Super Kings||2||2||0||0||0||25||30||15.00||85.71|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||5||3||1||1||0||52||66||33.00||132.00|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||3||2||1||0||0||44*||50||50.00||147.06|