Whenever there will be an IPL ‘Hall of Fame’, David Warner will be one of the foremost names to enter that elite list. The southpaw has now added another feather to his already illustrious cap during his innings against Kolkata Knight Riders as he became the first overseas batsmen and fourth overall to breach Mt. 5000 in IPL cricket.
Coming into the game against Kolkata Knight Riders, Warner needed just 13 runs to not only scale Mt. 5000 runs but also the fastest-ever to do so in the history of the cash-rich league, which he achieved with a dab against Pat Cummins.
Warner has achieved the milestone in a mere 134 innings, as compared to the previous record-holder, Virat Kohli, who had achieved the feat in 157 innings.
As far as batsmen with the most runs in IPL is concerned, Virat Kohli tops the list with 5759 runs in 184 matches, followed by Suresh Raina (5368 runs in 193 matches), Rohit Sharma (5114 runs in 195 matches), and then David Warner.
In terms of the fewest number of balls taken to score 5000 runs in IPL, David Warner has taken just 3554 balls followed by Suresh Raina (3619 ), Rohit Sharma (3817), and Virat Kohli (3827).
Meanwhile, David Warner, who came in to bat at No.4 against KKR, has a task on his hands, with SRH needing 47 runs off the last 24 balls.