Most runs in IPL: Fastest 6000 runs in IPL history list

Rishikesh Sharma
|Published April 20, 2022

Most runs in IPL: Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli is the highest run-scorer in the history of the Indian Premier League.

In the IPL 2022 game between Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings, Shikhar Dhawan became just the 2nd player after Virat Kohli to achieve the milestone of 6000 IPL runs.

Shikhar Dhawan played a brilliant knock of 88 runs against Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Punjab Kings easily defeated Chennai Super Kings at the end.

Most runs in IPL (Updated on 10 April, 2023)

Virat Kohli has scored the highest runs in the history of the IPL. He is the first player in IPL history to cross the barrier of 6000 IPL runs. He has scored 6727 runs at an average of 36.55, whereas his S/R has been 129.46. Virat has scored five centuries in the competition so far.

It is interesting to note that four out of Virat’s five centuries came in the 2016 season only. Virat was at his very best in the 2016 edition, where he broke all sorts of records. Kohli scored 973 runs in IPL 2016 at an average of 81.08, courtesy of four centuries. No player has scored more runs in a single season than Virat Kohli in 2016.

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Shikhar Dhawan is 2nd on the top run-scorers list. The southpaw has been a constant name in the run-scorers list, and he is still going strong. Australian batter David Warner just became the third batter to breach the milestone of 6000 runs in IPL 2023 match against Rajasthan Royals. He is also the fastest to score 6000 IPL runs (165 innings).

Rohit Sharma also is not far away from Warner, and he has scored 5901 runs at 30.10, courtesy of a single century and 40 half-centuries. Rohit is the most successful captain in the history of the IPL with 5 IPL trophies under his belt.

S No.PlayerRunsAverageHSS/R
1Virat Kohli672736.55113129.46
2Shikhar Dhawan646936.13106*127.01
3David Warner603942.23126139.95
4Rohit Sharma590130.10109*129.72
5Suresh Raina552832.52100*136.76

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Rishikesh Sharma

Rishikesh Sharma

An engineering graduate and an ardent Sports fan. Rishikesh Sharma is writing about cricket for 3 years now as corporate life didn't suit him. Sourav Ganguly made him fall in love with the game, and players like Brendon McCullum and Gautam Gambhir enhanced it. Apart from cricket, Rishikesh is a huge fan of Liverpool FC. When not watching sports, you will find him riding around Jaipur.

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