Indian skipper Virat Kohli holds the record for the most runs in a single IPL season when he smashed 973 runs in 16 games in the IPL 2016 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. It needs an extraordinary effort from any batsman to go past Kohli’s tally and the closest to the landmark has been David Warner with 848 runs in the same year.
Kohli was in prime form in the 2016 season as he scored four centuries and 7 fifties averaging 81.08 with the bat. He single-handedly won games for RCB in the season and almost pulled off their maiden IPL trophy against Sunrisers in the final. IPL 2021 could witness new records broken and it will be interesting to see if any player breaks the record for the most runs in a single season.
IPL 2021: 5 Players Who Can Break The Record Of Most Runs In A Single Season:
5. Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan was the leading run-scorer for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2020 and brought up back to back centuries. His consistency was excellent in the last season and averages nearly 35 in his overall IPL career. He can be very hard to bowl if he is in good form with the bat.
Dhawan finished with 617 runs in 17 games for the Delhi Capitals in their previous season despite his poor form in the first half of the tournament. He will surely be one of those contenders to go past the Kohli’s tally if he stays consistent throughout the tournament.