Trivandrum, Nov 8: Talented young batsman Rishab Pant on Tuesday stormed into record books by smashing fastest century in the history of India's first class cricket.
Batting against Jharkhand in ongoing Ranji Trophy season, the 19-year-old slammed his ton off just 48 balls and broke the previous record of 56 balls held by two cricketers.
The left-handed-batsman had scored 117 off 106 balls in the first innings. Pant was eventually out for 135 off 67 balls in the second innings.
Rishab Panth's 48 ball 100 is the quickest by an Indian in fc cricket. The previous quickest was 56 balls by two batsmen.
Rishab Panth's 48 ball 100 is the quickest by an Indian in fc cricket. The previous quickest was 56 balls by two batsmen.— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 8, 2016
The Delhi-lad has set the ongoing Ranji Trophy season on fire, as it was his fourth ton in six innings.
The previous record of fastest hundred was in 56 balls, one of which was scored by former Tamil Nadu and India batsman VB Chandrasekhar during the 1988-89 Irani Trophy.
Before this match, Pant scored 146 against Assam and hammered 308 off 326 balls, against Maharashtra, to create history.
Batting at a strike rate of 94.5, the 19-year-old smashed nine sixes and 42 fours on the way to his maiden triple hundred, in his fourth first class game.
With his 514-minute long innings, Pant scripted history by becoming the youngest wicketkeeper to score a triple century in first class cricket in the world.