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 Kiwi batsman Corey Anderson, who took 36 balls to reach his ton playing against the same opponents a year ago.
Jumbo, posted his greetings to the South African ODI captain on social networking site Twitter, for the World record
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. By virtue of de Villiers breezy knock, South Africa also registered the second highest team total (439/2) in ODIs.
(With inputs from IANS)