ODI cricket has gone through drastic changes over the last 15 years and it is nowhere close what it was a long time ago. The game has become more batsmen friendly and the bowlers more often than not have a tough time in the middle. Some players have adapted to the change in the format pretty well and have managed to keep up with the pace of the game consistently.
Here is a list of players who have scored a couple of centuries in less than 70 balls in ODI history.
One of the hardest hitter of the cricket ball, Afridi is one of the best all rounder to have played the game of cricket. As a leg break bowler, Afridi lends variety to his team and was consistent for most part of his career. He is also known for scoring quick runs wherever he bats in the order. He has scored 4 centuries in less than 70 balls and will always be remembered as a fearless batsman.
Sehwag was a batsman who mastered the art of scoring runs with minimum footwork but with maximum intent. He is one of the most aggressive openers to have played the game and his quest for big scores made him one of the best players to have played for India. He rarely scored runs at a slow rate and was always thinking about boundaries. He has 4 reached a century in less than 70 balls four times in his illustrious career.
Shakib Al Hasan
The number one all-rounder in test cricket at the moment, Sakib Al Hasan who plays his cricket for Bangladesh has been their most consistent player. He brings a whole new attitude to the Bangladesh innings when he plays. He is also an aggressive player and always thinks about scoring quickly. He has scored 2 centuries in less than 70 balls in his career
AB De Villiers
Arguably the best batsman of the modern era, AB De Villiers has changed the way batsman play the game. He has shown everyone time and again his ability to score runs. His innovation and understanding of the game is next to none. He holds the record for the fastest century in ODI cricket in just 30 balls. He has scored a century in less than 70 balls 4 times in his career.
For a player who was considered as a bowler who can bat, Jayasuriya’s career has seen a lot of changes. He could smash the ball to all parts of the ground and do it consistently even to good deliveries. His excellent hand eye co-ordination made him one of the most successful opening batsmen for Sri Lanka. He has always scored quickly and has scored 3 centuries in less than 70 balls in his career.
The new Indian test skipper, who is known for his aggression, can dismantle any opposition on his day. Known for his fearlessness, Kohli has always been aggressive and has the mind set required for the modern game. He has the ability to score runs at will and has scored some great centuries all over the world. He is one of the most consistent players for the Indian team and has scored 2 centuries in less than 70 balls in his career.
The new keeper for the England ODI team has been a great addition to the England squad. Buttler has shown that he is useful in the ODI game in the present era with his aggression. His mindset of trying to score quickly but bat long has earned him a lot of praise in the recent times. He has the ability to score boundaries at ease has seen him play some great innings in the last few years. He has scored 2 centuries in less than 70 balls in his career.