Anil Kumble congratulates AB de Villiers for fastest ton

Former India cricket captain Anil Kumble Sunday congratulated South Africa batsman AB de Villiers for scoring the fastest century in One-Day Internationals (ODI).

IANS| Updated: Jan 18, 2015, 21:39 PM IST
Anil Kumble congratulates AB de Villiers for fastest ton

New Delhi: Former India cricket captain Anil Kumble Sunday congratulated South Africa batsman AB de Villiers for scoring the fastest century in One-Day Internationals (ODI).

De Villiers reached the three-figure mark off just 31 deliveries against the West Indies at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. The previous record was held by New Zealander Corey Anderson, who took 36 balls to reach his ton playing against the same opponents a year ago.

"Congratulations @ABdeVilliers17 for a world record fastest odi hundred. Awesome batting! Unbelievable!!!" tweeted Kumble.

De Villiers, who ended up scoring a 44-ball 149, hammered 16 sixes that also helped him share the record of scoring maximum sixes in an ODI innings with India's Rohit Sharma.