The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a breeding ground for some of the finest cricketers in the world. Since its inception in 2008, the tournament has seen some of the most scintillating performances from batsmen around the world. In this article, we will take a look at the top 5 IPL run-scorers of all time, in the order of Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, David Warner, and Suresh Raina.
1. Virat Kohli:
Virat Kohli is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in modern-day cricket. The Indian skipper has been a stalwart for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) since the inception of the IPL. With 6,411 runs in 216 matches, Kohli leads the pack as the highest run-scorer in the history of the IPL. He has scored five centuries and 42 fifties in the tournament and has a healthy average of 36.16.
Shikhar Dhawan, the flamboyant southpaw, has been a mainstay for the Delhi Capitals (formerly Delhi Daredevils) and the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. With 6,086 runs in 200 matches, Dhawan is second on the list of all-time IPL run-scorers. He has scored two centuries and 46 fifties in the tournament, and has an impressive average of 34.99.
Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians skipper, has been one of the most consistent batsmen in the IPL. He has scored 5,764 runs in 221 matches and is third on the list of all-time IPL run-scorers. Sharma has scored one century and 40 fifties in the tournament and has an impressive average of 31.52.
4. David Warner:
David Warner, the explosive Australian opener, has been a revelation for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. With 5,668 runs in 148 matches, Warner is fourth on the list of all-time IPL run-scorers. He has scored four centuries and 53 fifties in the tournament and has an average of 42.71. He also holds the record for scoring four consecutive fifties twice in IPL history.
5. Suresh Raina:
Suresh Raina, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) veteran, has been one of the most consistent performers in the IPL. He has played for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Gujarat Lions (GL) and has scored over 5,528 runs in his IPL career. He has scored one century and 39 fifties in the tournament and has an average of 32.34.
These five batsmen have been instrumental in their respective IPL teams’ success over the years. They have shown remarkable consistency and have set the benchmark for excellence in the IPL. With their ability to score runs at will, they have enthralled cricket fans across the world and have cemented their place in the history of the IPL.
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