Superstar batsman Virat Kohli is the current record holder for the most runs scored in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Kohli tops the overall runs ranking table with the most runs and has been a remarkable one-team player. He has never featured for any other team in the IPL except Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, Kohli’s massive runs haul has been fruitless so far, as he is yet to taste IPL glory with a title after 15 years.
He isn’t the only record-breaker in IPL history, as several individuals and teams have achieved some remarkable feats. Let’s see more details about Kohli’s runs raid and other exciting records from India’s cricket fiesta.
Who Has Scored the Most Runs in IPL History?
Virat Kohli is the player with the most runs scored in IPL history (currently running from 2008 – 2022). He has a current 6,624 runs total after 223 matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kohli also records a decent average of 36.19, only bested by David Warner (42.00) in the current top five rankings.
Kohli also holds the record for most runs scored as captain (4,881). MS Dhoni (4,558) is over 300 runs behind, having played 70 more games (210 in total) than Kohli (2022 rankings).
Top 5 Players with Most Runs in IPL History
Who Has Taken the Most Wickets in IPL History?
Dwayne Bravo currently holds the record for most wickets taken throughout IPL cricket’s 15-year history. He currently holds the record with a dazzling 183-wicket haul across 161 matches. He also has an insane strike rate (17.0), bettered by Piyush Chawla (20.8) in the top wickets rankings.
Top 5 Players with Most Wickets Taken in IPL History
Who Has Scored the Most Half-Centuries IPL History?
David Warner is the current player with the most half-centuries across IPL games since its inception. The daring batter and occasional bowler currently holds a record 55 half-centuries in 162 innings. He is also the first player to score a half-century of half-centuries (50 half-centuries) in IPL history.
Warner ranks second in the all-time leaderboard of highest career averages among IPL players. With a 42.00 average, he remains one of IPL’s most-talented players since 2009. Warner has been able to put together a whopping 5,881 runs throughout his IPL stint. He has achieved this feat while playing for only two IPL franchises (Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad).
Which Team Has Won Most Titles in IPL History?
The Mumbai Indians (MI) have five (5) titles as of 2022, more than any other IPL side in history. MI teams have been champions in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. The team has also been runners-up in 2010 when the Chennai Super Kings won their first IPL title.
Which Team Has Been IPL Runner-Up More Times Without Ever Winning the Title?
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is currently the most unsuccessful team in IPL title race history. The RCB team has been runner-up on three occasions (2009, 2011, and 2016) but has never managed to win the IPL title.
RCB is a co-pioneering franchise of the IPL and has been in the run-in for a title since 2008. After 15 seasons and tons of cash spent, the team still keeps falling short of snapping up their first title. The Gujarat Titans have made things much worse for RCB, as they won the IPL in their maiden season (2022).
Following the RCB closely as the most unsuccessful in IPL title race history are other co-pioneer franchises – the Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals. Both teams have a combined total of zero (0) IPL titles after fifteen seasons each.
Who Scored the Most Runs in the IPL’s First Match?
Brendon McCullum is the first player to score the most runs in an IPL match. The former Kiwis skipper raced to an impressive 158-run total in his first match, leading the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to a convincing victory by 140 runs. The IPL’s first game between KKR and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) saw McCullum record his over-150 run feat in just 73 balls. McCullum was able to garner thirteen (13) sixes and ten (10) fours to reach his match-defining total