Sanju Samson breaks this record of MS Dhoni, tops the list as the fastest Indian

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Sanju Samson, the dynamic wicketkeeper-batsman from Kerala, has been a consistent performer in the Indian Premier League (IPL) over the years. His aggressive batting style and ability to score big runs quickly have made him a valuable asset for his team, the Rajasthan Royals (RR).

Sanju Samson joins IPL’s 200 Sixes club

Samson achieved a significant milestone in his IPL career, becoming the fastest Indian to hit 200 sixes in the history of the tournament. This record was previously held by the legendary MS Dhoni, who reached this landmark in his 165th innings. Samson, however, surpassed this record in his 159th inning, showcasing his exceptional six-hitting ability.

The match in which Samson achieved this feat was against the Delhi Capitals (DC) on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. During this match, Samson played a brilliant knock of 86 runs off just 46 balls. His innings was studded with 8 fours and 6 sixes, and he reached the 200-six mark after hitting Khaleel Ahmed over the ropes.

Samson’s achievement is even more remarkable considering the illustrious company he is in. Other Indian cricketers who have hit 200 or more sixes in the IPL include Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Suresh Raina. However, Samson reached this landmark faster than any of them.

Fastest Indians to 200 IPL sixes(innings)

Sanju Samson – 159

MS Dhoni – 165

Virat Kohli – 180

Rohit Sharma – 185

Suresh Raina – 193

In the ongoing IPL 2024 edition, Samson has been in impressive form, scoring 471 runs in 11 games at an average of 67.29 and a strike rate of 163.54. He is currently the third-highest run-getter in the tournament.

Sanju Samson’s record-breaking feat is a shining example of his exceptional talent and his significant contribution to the Rajasthan Royals and the IPL. His aggressive batting style, combined with his ability to score big runs quickly, makes him one of the most exciting players to watch in the tournament. As he continues to break records and set new ones, cricket fans can look forward to many more thrilling performances from this talented cricketer.

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