Since its inception, IPL has shown fans some fantastic batsmen who have kept the fans on their toes at all times. While IPL 2021 was interrupted by the COVID-19 spike, the tournament will not disappoint its fans and followers. Every hit and miss on the field gives an adrenaline rush, and one such feat is batsmen creating history.
But, before the matches resume, we are bringing to you the top five batsmen in the history of IPL.
Virat Kohli, aka the Run Machine, tops our list with massive 6029 runs in the 192 matches that he played. He was bought in 2008 by the Royal Challengers Bangalore as a youth contract. Although the player did not enjoy a good first season, he has become a cricketing heartthrob over the years.
He has impressed fans and selectors with his consistent performance. And in 2013, he was handed the captaincy of the team after Daniel Vettori’s retirement. In the 2016 edition of the IPL, Kohli also won an Orange Cap for scoring 973 runs in just 16 matches.
The second batsman on our list is the very talented Indian player, Suresh Raina. He has managed to score 5,368 runs in the 193 matches that he has played. He is one of the prominent players of the three-time champion team Chennai Super Kings. The player has won ‘Man Of The Match’ titles in his IPL journey. In fact, Raina was the first player to make over 2000 and 5000 runs.
This powerful Australian player has never failed to impress us with his performance. In his journey of IPL, the player has scored 5,254 runs in the 142 matches that he has played.
David Warner is one of the most destructive openers in the tournaments. In 2016, he was made the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad. And during that edition, he had a mind-blowing season where he scored 848 runs in merely 17 matches. Warner has also won the Orange cap thrice in the journey.
The captain of Mumbai Indians is not far away from the top batsmen’s list. This talented player has scored 5230 runs in the 200 matches that he played.
Rohit Sharma is one of the most influential players in the tournament, and his style is personalized for shorter formats. Under his captaincy, the Mumbai Indians have won the IPL title four times. He was also in the team when Deccan Chargers won the title.
The swagger of this batsman is loved both on and off the field. Shikhar Dhawan has a record of 5197 runs in 178 matches in the IPL journey. The left-handed batsman is a vital asset to the Delhi Capital. He was the first player in the history of IPL to score centuries back to back against Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings.
The Bottom Line
We are all missing the IPL, and are now eagerly awaiting for the players to show off their skills on the field.