David Warner
David Warner (Credits: IPLT20)

SunRisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner. on Sunday, became the fastest player to score 5,000 runs in the history of the Indian Premier League. The left-handed batsman achieved the feat during the game against Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi.

In the process, he also became the first overseas player and overall fourth player to score 5,000 runs in IPL. The other three players to breach the 5,000-run mark in IPL are – Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Rohit had achieved the feat in the ongoing IPL t00.

David Warner
David Warner (Credits: Twitter)

The Australia star broke Kohli’s record to become the fastest man to score 5,000 runs in IPL. Kohli had reached the mark in 157 games. David Warner, on the other hand, took only 135 matches for the same. As far as Raina and Rohit are concerned, they crossed the mark in 173 and 187 games respectively.

Meanwhile, Kohli is the leading run-scorer in the history of the competition. The Royal Challengers Bangalore has scored 5759 runs in 187 games with the help of 5 centuries and 38 fifties. He is followed by Raina and Rohit.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli [Photo-Twitter]
Delhi Capitals star Shikhar Dhawan complete the top five of the highest run-scorer in IPL. The southpaw, who scored his maiden IPL ton earlier this week, is also looking set to breach the 5,000-run mark this IPL. So far, he has scored 4,938 runs. AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni, Chris Gayle, Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir are in the top ten of the highest run-scorers too.

Here is a list showing the top ten run-scorers in IPL:

PLAYER Mat Runs 100 50 4s 6s
Virat Kohli 186 5759 5 38 498 199
Suresh Raina 193 5368 1 38 493 194
Rohit Sharma 197 5149 1 38 451 209
David Warner 135 5023 4 46 482 189
Shikhar Dhawan 168 4938 1 39 563 103
AB de Villiers 163 4680 3 37 378 231
MS Dhoni 199 4568 0 23 306 215
Chris Gayle 127 4537 6 29 370 331
Robin Uthappa 184 4535 0 24 449 159
Gautam Gambhir 154 4217 0 36 491 59

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