A century in T20 cricket is the most special thing for a batsman, and at the same time, it’s not a usual sight in the shortest format. And in the Indian Premier League (IPL), like international cricket, only a few could reach the three-figure mark.
West Indies legend Chris Gayle used to top the list among batters with the most IPL centuries but Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) Virat Kohli has surpassed the Universe Boss in the list when he slammed his seventh ton in IPL 2023 and is expected to smash a few more.
However, there are also batters who have hammered centuries for two different franchises. A total of 11 batsmen have done this since the inaugural edition of the IPL in 2008. In this article, check when and for which teams these 11 batsmen slammed their two centuries.
5 Players with Centuries for Two Different IPL Teams
Adam Gilchrist – KXIP & DC
The former Australia wicketkeeper led the Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in 2011. He hammered a blistering century (106 off 55) against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). En route to their emphatic 111-run win over the Virat Kohli-led side, Gilchrist also shared a 206-run stand with fellow Australian Shaun Marsh (79 off 49) to post a massive 232/8 and bundling up the opponents for 121 in 17 overs.
His first century came against Mumbai Indians when he donned Deccan Chargers (DC) jersey in 2008. He played a whirlwind knock of 109* off 47 balls, helping the Chargers chase down 155 in just 12 overs.
Virender Sehwag – DD & KXIP
Sehwag was an example of a fearless batter as he cared less whom he faced and attacked right from the word go. His contributions to the Indian cricket is well known, he continued his formidable game in IPL also. The 44-year-old scored his first century in IPL for the Delhi Daredevils in 2011 against Deccan Chargers, while his second century came for the Kings XI Punjab against Chennai Super Kings in 2014.
Brendon McCullum – KKR & CSK
McCullum was the first batsman to slam a century in IPL, in the very first season. While representing the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the maiden season, McCullum played a whirlwind knock of 158 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). In the 2015 season, the former Kiwi captain represented CSK and played a belligerent knock to hammer season’s first century.
AB De Villiers – DD & RCB
Before plying his trade for RCB, de Villiers was a ‘daredevil’ and scored his maiden IPL century for the Delhi Daredevils to beat CSK by nine wickets in 2009. An on-song de Villiers feasted on Muttiah Muralitharan and Andrew Flintoff. He remained unbeaten on 105 by consuming 54 balls.
For RCB, he smashed two tons. His first, memorable 133* with 19 boundaries and four sixes in 59 balls while stitching a 215-run stand with Virat Kohli against Mumbai Indians in 2015 at the Wankhede Stadium.
David Warner – DD & SRH
The Aussie veteran opener is the only player to slam two centuries for two IPL teams. For DD, he smashed 107 not out from 69 balls to rescue Delhi from a poor start to take them to 177/4 to help in a 40-run win over KKR in 2010. This was also his first IPL century.
Warner’s blitzkrieg knock of 126 from 59 balls helped Sunrisers Hyderabad total 209. He struck 10 boundaries and eight sixes to the dismay of the KKR fielders and bowlers. All KKR could muster were 161 runs as they eventually lost the match by 48 runs.
Gouri Das is a cricket writer at FirstSportz. Despite always being a sporty kid, she disliked being inactive in one place for a long time to watch a match. But after the Ind vs Pak match of the 2016 Asia Cup, she rather got glued to the TV screen. That year she watched the major cricket tournaments, WWE matches, and the Olympics (especially Usain Bolt's races). After reading about the big names in tennis and becoming an ardent follower, she dreams of visiting Wimbledon one day.
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