The Indian Premier League is the biggest cricket tournament in the world and probably among the top as well. The availability of big superstars has always made the league very competitive. But when there are tough competitions, great players come to the party to perform. Every batter plays the game to score and break records.
This article will also feature such stats as the fastest batters to score 2000 career runs in IPL history. Every batter making his IPL debut tries to make his name as quickly as possible. Hence, some players went on to set a benchmark for other players to break.
Fastest to 2000 IPL Runs
|Chris Gayle||KKR, RCB, PBKS||48||2013|
|KL Rahul||RCB, SRH, PBKS, LSG||60||2020|
|Shane Watson||RR, RCB, CSK||64||2014|
|Jos Buttler||MI, RR||65||2022|
|Faf du Plessis||CSK, RPS, RCB||67||2020|
|Gautam Gambhir||DC, KKR||68||2012|
5. Shane Watson – 64 innings
Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson was one of the prime reasons for the Rajasthan Royals winning their first season in 2008. Watson made his debut in 2008 for RR and played until the 2015 season for them. He also played for RCB and CSK in his career. Watson completed 2000 IPL runs in the 64th inning. He played 145 games in his career and scored 3874 runs with 92 wickets.
4. Sachin Tendulkar – 63 innings
The Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar is the fourth fastest overall to complete 2000 IPL runs. Sachin made his debut in 2008 and played until 2013. He was part of the Mumbai Indians his entire career. Sachin completed 2000 IPL runs in 63 innings. He played 78 games and scored 2334 runs at an average of 34.84, with one century and 13 half-centuries.
3. KL Rahul – 60 innings
The third fastest overall and fastest Indian batter to complete 2000 IPL runs is KL Rahul. The Indian superstar is one of the most consistent batters in the league and has always been in the race for “Oranage Cap.” Rahul made his IPL debut in 2013 for RCB. He took 60 innings to complete 2000 IPL runs. So far, Rahul has been part of RCB, SRH, PBKS, and LSG. Until now, Rahul has played 118 games and scored 4163 runs at 46.78 and at a strike rate of 134.42.
2. Shaun Marsh – 52 innings
The fastest batter to complete 1000 IPL runs, Shaun Marsh, is the second fastest to complete 2000 runs. Marsh played in the IPL from 2008 to 2017 for the Punjab Kings. He reached the 2000-run mark in the 52nd inning of his career. Marsh played 71 games and scored 2477 runs in his career at 39.95 and a strike rate of 132.74 with one hundred and twenty half-centuries.
1. Chris Gayle – 48 innings
The “Universe Boss,” Chris Gayle, is the fastest player to score 2000 career runs. He was always known for his consistency with aggression. Over the years, he was among the top scorers. Gayle took just 48 innings to achieve this landmark. The left-hander played 142 games and scored 4965 runs at 39.7 with a best of 175 not out, six centuries, and 31 half-centuries.