Aiden Markram smashed a jaw-dropping 106 runs off just 54 balls, leading South Africa to a huge victory against Sri Lanka in their World Cup opener on Saturday at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. Furthermore, Markram etched his name in history as the fastest batter to score a century in the history of the ODI World Cup.
Aiden Markram joined the action after Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen’s spectacular centuries had already set the tone. Markram reached his century in a breathtaking 49 balls, rewriting the record books by surpassing Kevin O’Brien’s 2011 World Cup record of the fastest century in 50 balls.
While Aiden Markram delivered a masterclass with the bat, an old tweet from the legendary Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has made headlines. The post dates back to March 24, 2018, when Markram was playing a Test match against Australia in Cape Town.
Here’s what Virat Kohli wrote on his X [Formerly Twitter]:
“Aiden Markram is a delight to watch!”
Following a resounding win against Sri Lanka in their World Cup 2023 debut, the Proteas are gearing up to face Australia in their upcoming match on October 12. This highly anticipated showdown is scheduled to take place at the BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.