Ashutosh Sharma, a batsman for the Railways, broke Yuvraj Singh’s T20 record for the fastest fifty. The hitter accomplished the feat during the current Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2023 match between Ranchi and Arunachal Pradesh.
In just 11 balls, Ashutosh Sharma hit a half-century. He made an incredible cameo that gave his squad the upper hand. The middle-order batsman scored more runs off of 12 balls than Yuvraj Singh did. For the previous 16 years, the former cricket player from India held the record. In the 2007 World Cup versus England, he had scored a fifty-score.
Railways were 131 for 4 in 16 overs when Ashutosh Sharma entered the batting order. He exerted pressure on the opposition with a scorching innings. At the end, he had scored 53 runs off of 12 balls. With an incredible strike rate of 441.66, the batter hit eight sixes and one four during his batting innings.
Railways hammered 115 runs in only the last five overs, thanks to his hilarious knock. With the help of Ashutosh Sharma’s magnificent knock, his team scored 246 for 5. In just his second Twenty20 match for the team, he made sure to light the stage on fire.
In 2018, Ashutosh made his Madhya Pradesh T20 debut. His last match under the format was in 2019, therefore he didn’t play in many games. The middle-order batsman has only participated in one 50-over match for Madhya Pradesh and has not yet made his FC debut.
Ashutosha Inder seizes the second-fastest T20 Fifty in total.
After his knock, Ashutosh Sharma not only beat Yuvraj Singh’s record, but he also rose to the top of the world rankings. The Railways player turned into the hitter, recording the second-fastest half-century in T20 history. He followed Dipendra Singh of Nepal, who achieved the fastest fifty. It took him nine balls to accomplish the milestone in the Asian Games 2023 match.
In the few T20 matches he has played thus far, Ashutosh Sharma has a fantastic record. In just 9 innings, the hitter has scored 289 runs at a strike rate of 181.76 and an average of 32.11.