Who is Estonian cricketer Sahil Chauhan who scored fastest T20 100, biography, age, religion and country

Who is Estonian cricketer Sahil Chauhan who scored fastest T20 100, biography, age, religion and country

Here is all you need to know about Sahil Chauhan, the cricketer who scored the quickest T20I century along with more about his religion and biography

Less than four months after Jan-Nicol Loftie Eaton broke the record for the fastest T20I century in just 33 balls, Estonian batsman Sahil Chauhan struck a century in just 27 balls during a T20I match against Cyprus on Monday to create a new record. 

It was also faster than Chris Gayle’s 30-ball avalanche from the 2013 IPL, making it the fastest century in T20 cricket. 

Power-hitter Chauhan scored an undefeated 144 off just 41 balls, smashing an amazing 24 boundaries, including a record-breaking 18 sixes. 

Despite losing their openers early in the innings, Estonia’s incredible strike rate of 351.21 allowed them to easily chase down Cyprus’ aim of 191/7. 

Who is Estonian cricketer Sahil Chauhan who scored fastest T20 100, biography, age, religion, nationality and country

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Sahil Chauhan is an Estonian cricket player who was born on February 19, 1992 to Indian origin parents. The 32-year-old is a right arm medium bowler and right handed batsman. He plays for the Estonian cricket national team. He is a Hindu by religion.

He has only played 4 T20Is and made his debut in September 2023 against Gibraltar. He is capable of hitting sixes over 100m with ease.

Sahil Chauhan ; Born, February 19, 1992 ; Age, 32 Years, 3 Months, 18 Days ; National Side, Estonia ; Batting Style, Right Handed ; Bowling, Right-arm medium

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Estonia now has a 2-0 lead in the six-match series versus Cyprus as a result of this victory. Interestingly, Chauhan’s experience in the first game of the Monday doubleheader was very different from his outing for a golden duck. 

Despite having five wickets in hand and three balls remaining, his team managed to attain the target of 196. There will be another doubleheader in the series on Tuesday at Episkopi. 

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Now that we know the fastest century hitter in T20 format, let us have a look at who are the top 10 fastest scorers in the league. 

While Sahil tops the list, Jan Nicol-Loftie Eaton is second placed  followed by Kushal Malla and DA Miller at third and fourth placed, respectively.

Player Balls Match Venue Date
Sahil Chauhan 27 Estonia v Cyprus Episkopi 17/06/2024
Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton 33 Namibia v Nepal Kirtipur 27/02/2024
Kushal Malla 34 Nepal v Mongolia Hangzhou 27/09/2023
DA Miller 35 South Africa v Bangladesh Potchefstroom 29/10/2017
RG Sharma 35 India v Sri Lanka Indore 22/12/2017
S Wickramasekara 35 Czech Republic v Turkey Ilfov County 30/08/2019
S Periyalwar 39 Romania v Turkey Ilfov County 29/08/2019
Zeeshan Kukikhel 39 Hungary v Austria Lower Austria 05/06/2022
Johnson Charles 39 West Indies v South Africa Centurion 26/03/2023
K Kadowaki-Fleming 40 Japan v South Korea Sano 15/10/2022

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