The 12th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) is within our touching distance and we can barely wait for the action to begin. IPL 2018 was a crazy season, with one after one batting records tumbling. This included the fastest fifty (by KL Rahul, in 14 balls) as well as the most runs conceded in an innings (70 in 4 overs by Basil Thampi). With the 2019 edition less than a month away, here are the top 5 highest run scorer in IPL.
This may be a surprise, but Kolkata Knight Riders’ Robin Uthappa comes in at the fifth position with 4,086 runs. The KKR vice-captain is also one the 7 Indians to have breached the 4,000-run mark in IPL history.
The 33-year-old opener has managed the feat in 165 matches, after facing just 3,099 balls, the lowest in the top five. Moreover, Uthappa, also known as the ‘Walking Assassin’ for his blowing big hits charging down the pitch, has scored 145 sixes on his way to the top 5.
Amongst other highlights of his career, Robin’s 660-run season in 2014 was one of his best. He not only won the Orange cap for the massive haul but also broke Mike Hussey’s world record for the scoring most consecutive 40+ scores in T20 (11).