Kings XI Punjab swashbuckling opener Chris Gayle on Monday became the fastest batsman to score 4,000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL), reaching the landmark with a single against the Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
He is now the second overseas player after Australia’s David Warner to achieve this landmark.
Gayle has scored 4,073 runs from 113 IPL matches at an average of 41.56.
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) March 25, 2019
The Universe Boss also holds the record for the highest individual score in the IPL. His incredible 175 not out off 66 balls against the now-defunct Pune Warriors India in 2013 surpassed former Kolkata Knight Riders opener Brendon McCullum, who smashed unbeaten 158 off 73 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in 2008.
Gayle is the fastest among the nine players to complete 4000 IPL runs. He took 112 innings to achieve this milestone; two less than Warner (114) who was the previous fastest.
Among the Indian players, Virat Kohli is the fastest to reach 4000 IPL runs as he took only 128 innings. He was the once fastest player to breach the 4000-run mark in the IPL. Remaining six Indian players took 140 or more innings to complete 4000 IPL runs.
Fastest to 4000 runs in the IPL
- Chris Gayle – 113 matches (112 innings)
- David Warner- 114 matches (114 innings)
- Virat Kohli-136 matches (128 innings)
- Gautam Gambhir-141 matches (140 innings)
- Suresh Raina-144 matches (140 innings)
- Shikhar Dhawan-142 matches (141 innings)
- Rohit Sharma-152 matches (147 innings)
- Robin Uthappa-159 matches (153 innings)
- MS Dhoni-173 matches (157 innings)