The advent of T20 cricket gave dynamism to the age-old game and attracted a whole generation to the stadiums. With time, the cricketing world has seen the introduction of many T20 leagues in different countries controlled by the respective cricket boards. The Indian T20 league is the richest and most attractive T20 league around the world. Here we take a look at the five most explosive knocks played in the Indian T20 league over the years.
Chris Morris, 38 of 9 Balls,2017:Â The South African all-rounder Chris Morris is mostly known for his bowling abilities, though he is competent enough with the bat in hand. In 2017 while representing the Delhi franchise in the Indian T20 league, Chris Morris blasted his way to 38 runs of 9 deliveries, scoring at a rate of 422 runs per 100 balls against Pune in the 9th match of the season. The innings was decorated with three Sixes and four Fours, proving the fact that Chris Morris with the bat is dangerous enough.
Â Albie Morkel, 28 of 7 balls, 2019:Â Albie Morkel was known for his finishing abilities and this innings, in particular, was a demonstration of how destructive he was. While chasing a mammoth total of 206 runs, Albie came into bat with Chennai requiring 43 runs off 12 deliveries. Albie blasted two Fours and three Sixes to score 28 runs off 7 deliveries at a strike rate of exactly 400 and took his team to victory.
AB de Villiers, 31 of 8 balls, 2013:Â While this match is mostly remembered for Chris Gayleâ€™s record-breaking 175 runs, ABD gave a blistering finish to Bangalore to take the teamâ€™s score to a huge 263 runs in 20 overs. De Villiers scored at a strike rate of over 387 and hit three Sixes and three Fours in the innings.
Â B Akhil, 27 of 7 balls, 2008:Â Bangalore was chasing 166 runs and the finish was perfected by Balachandra Akhil. He scored his 27 runs at a strike rate of 385.71 with the help of two Fours and three Sixes and helped his team to a win.
Â AB de Villers, 41 of 11 balls, 2015:Â ABD displayed his hitting abilities in a chase of 210 runs for Bangalore against Mumbai. He hit five Fours and three sixes scoring at a rate of 373 runs per 100 balls. Although the effort was in a losing cause, it displayed the versatility of Mr.360 degree.