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Exploring the Most Iconic Individual Records in IPL | Record-Breaking Feats

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Since the inception of the Indian Premier League, it has been one of the most exciting and joyful T20 events in India and in the world as well. In every season, new records, players, a new champion team, and many more things are introduced to IPL lovers. From 2008 to 2023, there have been amazing records, and here in this article, we have brought some of the most amazing records ever made in Indian Premier League (IPL) history.

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Most Iconic Individual Records in IPL  Player  Record
1 Virat Kohli  Most Runs in IPL (7624)
2 Yuzvendra Chahal Most wickets in IPL (199)
3 AB de Villiers Most player of the match awards (25)
4 David Warner  Most orange caps (3)
5 Bhuvneshwar Kumar consecutive purple cap winner (2016, 2017)
6 Chris Gayle Most sixes (357)
7 Virat Kohli  Most centuries (7)
8 Harshal Patel Most wickets in a single season (32)
9 Virat Kohli  Most runs in a single season (973)
10 Chris Gayle Highest individual score (175)
11 Virat Kohli Most Catches in IPL (111)

Virat Kohli: Most Runs (7624)

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Virat Kohli, a famous cricketer, has scored the most runs ever in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He used to be the captain of both the Indian national team and the Royal Challengers team. Virat Kohli, who was born in Delhi, has played 244 matches for the Royal Challengers team and have scored a total of 7624 runs. 

Yuzvendra Chahal: Most Wickets (199)

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The Indian Spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal has taken the most wickets in the history of the IPL. He has scalped 199 wickets in 152 games, at an average of 21.47. His best performance in a match was taking five wickets for 40 runs. Since 2022 he is playing for Rajasthan Royals. Before him, Dwayne Bravo from Chennai Super Kings held the record with 183 wickets in 162 matches.

AB de Villiers: Most Player of the Match Awards (25)

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AB de Villiers, a renowned cricketer hailing from South Africa, has made a significant mark in Indian Premier League (IPL) history. Representing teams such as Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2008 to 2021, he holds the remarkable record for clinching the highest number of “Man of the Match” awards. Throughout his IPL career, de Villiers showcased exceptional skills and game-changing performances, earning him a total of 25 such awards for his outstanding contributions on the field.

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David Warner: Most Orange Caps (3 times)

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The destructive Australian opener David Warner holds the record for winning most number of orange caps in history of IPL; he has won the orange cap three times, following 2015, 2017, and 2019. He achieved these feats during his time with Sunrisers Hyderabad. He has been a standout performer in the IPL and probably the best overseas batter in terms of records, as he is on the elite list of batters with the most runs in IPL history with 6563 runs.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Consecutive Purple Cap Winner (2016, 2017)

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the skilled Indian cricketer, made history by winning the prestigious Purple Cap in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for two consecutive seasons. Known for his exceptional swing bowling, Bhuvneshwar’s consistent performances outshone his rivals in the fiercely competitive T20 league. His ability to trouble batsmen with deceptive variations and pinpoint accuracy earned him widespread acclaim. Triumphs in 2016 and 2017 solidified his status as one of the premier bowlers in the IPL, setting a benchmark for excellence in T20 cricket. Bhuvneshwar’s remarkable achievement reflects his talent, dedication, and unwavering commitment to the sport, inspiring aspiring cricketers worldwide.

Chris Gayle: Most Sixes (357)

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Chris Gayle, who is famous for hitting the ball hard, is at the top of the league in sixes with a whopping 357 hits. He made this incredible achievement in just 141 matches. With his impressive strike rate of 148.96, it’s clear that bowlers find him very challenging to face. Gayle’s IPL average is 39.72, and he has scored a remarkable 4965 runs, which include an outstanding 6 centuries and an impressive 31 half-centuries.

Virat Kohli: Most Centuries (8)

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Star Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has hit the most centuries (8) ever in the league. He surpassed Chris Gayle’s record of six centuries during a match against the Gujarat Titans (GT) in the 70th game of the IPL 2023. Kohli scored his eight century in the IPL by making 113 runs off 72 balls while playing against Rajasthan in Jaipur. In total, he has scored 7624 runs in 244 innings with an average of 38.12, which also includes 52 half-centuries.

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Harshal Patel: Most Wickets in a Single Season (32)

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In the 2021 IPL season, Harshal Patel made history by taking the most wickets ever in a single season, getting a whopping 32 wickets! He played in 15 matches and achieved this incredible feat with an average of 14.34 and an economy of 8.14. Although his team, RCB, reached the playoffs, they didn’t win the trophy. One of the highlights of Patel’s outstanding performance was when he took a hat-trick against the Mumbai Indians.

Virat Kohli: Most Runs in a Single Season (973)

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Virat Kohli had an amazing IPL season in 2016. In 16 games, he scored 973 runs at an average of 81.08 and a striking average of 152.03. This is the most runs that a player has ever scored in an IPL season. Additionally, with four hundred in a single IPL season, Kohli holds the record. He scored seven fifty as well. That season, Kohli scored 113 against Kings XI Punjab, 109 against the Gujarat Lions, and 108 against the Rising Pune Supergiants, among his greatest innings. 

Chris Gayle: Highest Individual Score (175)

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Chris Gayle, known as the ‘universe boss’, holds the amazing record for scoring the most runs in a single inning in the league. Back in the 2013 season, while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors, he crushed an astonishing 175 runs off just 66 balls. Gayle’s batting was like fireworks on the field, as he reached the hundred-run milestone in just 30 balls.

Virat Kohli: Most catches (111)

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Virat Kohli holds thе rеcord for thе highеst numbеr of catchеs in thе history of IPL. In 244 matchеs, hе managеd to takе an imprеssivе 111 catchеs, showcasing his outstanding fiеlding abilitiеs. His catch ratе pеr innings stands at 0.45, highlighting his consistеncy on thе fiеld.

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