IPL is mainly focused on talent hunting. If IPL is famous for cricket and entertainment then it is also famous for searching for talent. In every IPL season, we witness at least one knock from a player who is not that experienced. So, in this article, we will see the top 5 youngest centurions in IPL.
#5 Quinton De Kock
In 2016 while playing for Delhi Capitals against Royal Challengers Bangalore, South African wicket keeper-batsman Quinton De Kock scored a ton when he was only 23 years and 122 days old. He made 108 runs off 51 balls which is also his highest individual score in IPL.
#4 Sanju Samson
Current Rajasthan Royals captain and a very talented player Sanju Samson was only 22 years and 151 days old when he played a 102 runs knock in just 63 balls in 2017 against Rising Pune Supergiants. Samson played for Delhi Daredevils in that match. He scored 8 fours and 5 sixes in his innings.
#3 Devdutt Padikkal
In the 2021 season of IPL, RCB opener Devdutt Paddikal smashed a century against Rajasthan Royals when he was only 20 years and 289 days of age. Paddikal made 101* off 52 balls. He became the third-youngest centurion in the history of IPL. Paddikal will play for Rajasthan Royals in 2022.
#2 Rishabh Pant
In 2018, Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant played the innings of his life for Delhi Capitals against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Pant scored 128 runs off 63 balls with 15 fours and 7 sixes. Pant was only 20 years and 218 days of age when he played this knock. After which he became the second-youngest centurion in the history of IPL.
#1 Manish Pandey
One of the most underrated but talented players in IPL, Manish Pandey in 2009 played a knock of 114* in 73 balls against Deccan Chargers while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Manish Pandey was only 19 years and 253 days old when he made the century. Even today he is the youngest centurion in the history of IPL. Pandey will be seen playing for Lucknow Supergiants in IPL 2022.