Top 5 Fastest Batsmen to score 4000 runs in IPL history!

Indian Premier League never misses out from providing life-long memories and it continues to do so till date. With the 16th season reaching the half-way mark only a handful of games are left. Teams will intensify their quest for the Top 4 positions before getting their hands on the Cash-laden INR 20 Crore worth IPL trophy.

Many call it the Incredible Premier League because of the incredible individual performances it produces. For some players, IPL is a way to salvage in what’s left for their career while for some it is the way to dazzle and glimmer on the big stage to get noticed for their respective National teams.

The 16th season will conclude on 28th of May but before that let’s find out who are the Top 5 Fastest Batsmen to score 4000 runs in IPL history.

5. AB De Villiers – With Delhi Daredevils (formerly Delhi Capitals), the 39-year-old began his T20 spectacular career in 2008. He served for three seasons, and during that time the team twice made the playoffs. Royal Challengers Bangalore selected AB de Villiers in the auction in 2011, and he was a vital member of the team up to his departure from the league in the IPL 2021. In total, he played 184 IPL games, scoring a staggering 5162 runs at an average of 39.71 and a strike rate of 151.69.

4. Virat Kohli – The heartbeat of Indian cricket is a prime example of who is a Loyal player. Virat Kohli has been serving Royal Challengers Bangalore for the last 16 years and in his own words he said that he will never leave the South Indian franchise which backed him when he was nothing.

The Indian ace is 4th on the list as he amassed 4000 runs withing 128 IPL innings. As of now, Kohli has scored 6957 runs while appearing in the Red black and gold jersey with a strike rate of 129 and has 5 Centuries & 49 half-century.

3. David Warner – The only Australian captain other than Late Shane Warne to guide a young team to 2016 IPL glory. Due to his short appearance, he is also known as the Pocket size dynamite and he is one of the most successful batters in the entirety of IPL. Warner took 114 innings to reach 4000 IPL runs and he completed 4000 runs in 2017 when he featured for Sunrisers Hyderabad. In 2022, Warner was brought back to where it all began in his debut season at Delhi.

In 169 career matches David Warner has scored 6187 runs at a strike rate of 139.47 and amassed 4 Centuries and 59 half-centuries.

2. Chris Gayle – The Universe Boss finds himself in the 2nd position in this elite list. And there’s no wonder why Chris Gayle will appear every IPL record as he showcased a revival which was never seen before. Since joining RCB in 2011, Gayle appeared in his most destructive form and he took 112 innings to reach 4000 IPL runs. Although the 43-year-old debuted with KKR in 2008, he scored most of his runs at the Chinnaswamy and then later for Punjab Kings.

He retired from playing IPL in 2021 and he amassed 4965 runs in 142 matches for KKR, RCB and PBKS. Gayle played at a strike rate of 148 with an average of 39.72.

1. KL Rahul – For some it might be shocking to know that one of India’s most classy Batter, KL Rahul is the fastest to cross the 4000 run mark in the entirety of IPL. The former Indian Test Vice Captain entered the history books following his quickfire 74 against former Employers (Kings XI Punjab) now known as Punjab Kings.

It took him just 105 innings to score 4000 IPL runs and given the animosity of his talent, Rahul must be gutted to not have won the IPL already. The 31-year-old has been able to amass 32 Fifties and 4 Full centuries, averaging 47.01 powered by a strike rate of 135 since making his debut a decade ago.