Players with the most boundaries in IPL history

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Players with the most boundaries in IPL history

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most popular and competitive cricket leagues in the world. The tournament features some of the best batsmen who showcase their skills and power by hitting boundaries across all parts of the ground. A boundary is a shot that reaches or crosses the boundary rope without touching the ground, earning four runs for the batting team. A boundary is also a sign of dominance and confidence for a batsman, as it puts pressure on the bowlers and fielders. In this article, we will look at the top 10 players with the most boundaries in IPL history, as of May 6, 2023.

Top 10 Players with the Most Boundaries in IPL History

1.     Shikhar Dhawan – 739+ fours

 The Punjab Kings captain and opener is the player with the most boundaries in IPL history. He has hit a whopping 739 fours in 176 matches, averaging 3.36 boundaries per match. He is also the fifth-highest run-scorer in IPL history with 5,647 runs at an average of 34.01 and a strike rate of 127.67. He has scored two centuries and 49 fifties in IPL.

2.     David Warner – 621+ fours

The Sunrisers Hyderabad star and former captain is one of the most destructive batsmen in IPL. He has smashed 621 fours in 142 matches, averaging 3.59 boundaries per match. He is also the third-highest run-scorer in IPL history with 5,798 runs at an average of 42.12 and a strike rate of 141.54. He has scored four centuries and 58 fifties in IPL.

3.     Virat Kohli – 612+ fours

The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper and legend is the leading run-scorer in IPL history with 6,411 runs in 216 matches at an average of 37.71 and a strike rate of 131.61. He has also hit 612 fours in IPL, averaging 2.33 boundaries per match. He has scored five centuries and 40 fifties in IPL.

4.     Rohit Sharma – 539+ fours

 The Mumbai Indians captain and opener is the most successful captain in IPL history, having won five titles with MI since taking over the reins in 2013. He is also the fourth-highest run-scorer in IPL history with 5,691 runs in 200 matches at an average of 31.62 and a strike rate of 130.61. He has also hit 539 fours in IPL, averaging 2.29 boundaries per match. He has scored one century and 41 fifties in IPL.

5.     Suresh Raina – 506 fours

The former Chennai Super Kings vice-captain and veteran is the second-highest run-scorer in IPL history with 5,968 runs in 193 matches at an average of 33.34 and a strike rate of 137.14. He has also hit 506 fours in IPL, averaging 2.55 boundaries per match. He has scored one century and 39 fifties in IPL.

5.     Gautam Gambhir – 492 fours

The former Kolkata Knight Riders captain and opener is one of the most successful leaders in IPL history, having won two titles with KKR in 2012 and 2014. He is also the sixth-highest run-scorer in IPL history with 4,217 runs in 154 matches at an average of 31.23 and a strike rate of 123.88. He has also hit 492 fours in IPL, averaging 3.19 boundaries per match. He has scored no centuries but 36 fifties in IPL.

7.     Robin Uthappa – 481 fours

The former KKR batsman and wicketkeeper is one of the most consistent performers in IPL history, having played for six different franchises since his debut in 2008. He is also the seventh-highest run-scorer in IPL history with 4,083 runs in 189 matches at an average of 28.83 and a strike rate of 129.99. He has also hit 481 fours in IPL, averaging 2.40 boundaries per match. He has scored no centuries but 27 fifties in IPL.

8.     Ajinkya Rahane – 449+ fours

The Delhi Capitals batsman and former captain is one of the most elegant stroke-makers in IPL history, known for his timing and placement rather than power and aggression. He is also the eighth-highest run-scorer in IPL history with 3,993 runs in 149 matches at an average of 32.93 and a strike rate of 121.37. He has also hit 449 fours in IPL, averaging 2.72 boundaries per match. He has scored two centuries and 30 fifties in IPL.

9.     AB de Villiers – 413 fours

The Royal Challengers Bangalore superstar and former South Africa captain is one of the most explosive and versatile batsmen in IPL history, capable of playing shots all around the ground and adapting to any situation. He is also the ninth-highest run-scorer in IPL history with 3,983 runs in 132 matches at an average of 40.44 and a strike rate of 152.88. He has also hit 413 fours in IPL, averaging 2.95 boundaries per match. He has scored three centuries and 40 fifties in IPL.

10.  Chris Gayle – 405 fours

The Punjab Kings opener and West Indies legend is the undisputed king of sixes in IPL history, having hit a record 357 sixes in 139 matches. He is also the tenth-highest run-scorer in IPL history with 3,978 runs at an average of 40.59 and a strike rate of 149.45. He has also hit 405 fours in IPL, averaging 2.70 boundaries per match. He has scored six centuries and 31 fifties in IPL.

These are the top 10 players with the most boundaries in IPL history as of May 6, 2023. They have entertained the fans with their sublime skills and thrilling shots over the years and have etched their names in the annals of IPL glory.

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