Top 5 leading run scorers in the history of IPL: T20 cricket is considered to be batsman dominated game. IPL being played in India, its wickets are renowned to be batting friendly. Many big-hitting feature in abundance. International stars from all over the cricketing world have made the tournament a big hit and they flourish a huge amount of runs every season. Here we look at the leading run scorers in the history of IPL.
- Chris Gayle (3200)
The man who has a better love story with the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore than twilight, Chris Gayle is probably the best smashing batsman of IPL. The two time Orange Cap winner is the fastest to reach 3000 runs in IPL. Scored 3200 runs in the 84 matches he played at an average of 45.07. Has 18 fifties and a highest score of 175*.
- Virat Kohli (3291)
This man needs no prior introduction, the official test captain of India now. Led his team RCB well but could not able to lift the trophy so far though has one of the best unit in IPL. This consistent cricketer has always been in controversy now and then for his personal reasons and attitude. Scored 3291 runs in the 125 matches he played at an average of 33.58. Has 21 fifties and a highest score of 99.
- Gautam Gambhir (3325)
The man who changed the fortunes of Kolkata Knight Riders, the man who rose to new levels as a captain, Gautam Gambhir led as an example and made his team win twice. Scored 3325 runs in the 120 matches he played at an average of 31.07. Has 28 fifties and a highest score of 93.
- Rohit Sharma (3483)
The man under whom Mumbai Indians rose consistently and won three trophies, Rohit Sharma has led his team like an inspirational leader. Has been a consistent performer each season. Scored 3483 runs in the 132 matches he played at an average of 32.85. Has 25 fifties and a century and a highest score of 109*.
- Suresh Raina (3770)
The most consistent player in IPL and was the biggest asset for the MSD led Chennai Super Kings, Suresh Raina tops the list and is playing for Gujrat Lions this time . The man who didn’t miss any game for CSK till date has obviously played the most number of matches. Scored 3770 runs in the 135 matches he played at an average of 33.96. Has 25 fifties and a highest score of 100*.
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