The Punjab Kings have been the most underperforming team in the history of the Indian Premier League. They have been in the league since its inaugural season in 2008. So far, Punjab has played in the IPL final only once, in 2014. But they lost to the Kolkata Knight Riders in the final, ending as runners-up.
PBKS holds many unwanted records; one of those is the most consecutive seasons without any appearances in the playoffs. Not just the teams, but a number of batsmen have also enjoyed batting against Punjab in the league. One of those batters has also scored over 1000 IPL runs against them. And here we will discuss the batters with the most runs against Punjab in the IPL.
Most Runs against PBKS in IPL
|AB de Villiers||2009-2021||25||736||89*||43.29||155.60||7/0|
|Faf du Plessis||2012-2022||16||712||96||59.33||145.90||8/0|
5. Chris Gayle (797 runs)
Chris Gayle doesn’t see what team or bowler he is facing; he just plays his natural game. And Punjab has seen a lot of him in the IPL. Gayle has played 16 innings against them and scored 797 runs at an excellent average of 53.13 and a staggering strike rate of 174.78. He has also smashed two centuries and six half-centuries with a best of 117.
4. Virat Kohli (802 runs)
Virat Kohli is a run-machine when it comes to scoring runs at any level of the game. He has scored heavily at international level and in the IPL as well. And against Punjab, he has played in 29 innings and scored 802 runs at 30.84. He has also had one century and two half-centuries, with a best of 113. Virat has also hit 23 sixes and 85 boundaries against them.
3. Suresh Raina (822 runs)
Former CSK star and one of the most consistent players in the league, who earned the tag of Mr. IPL, Suresh Raina, is third on the list. The left-hander played 24 innings against them and scored 822 runs with a best score of 100 not out. His only century came against Punjab in the IPL. Apart from his century, he has also scored four half-centuries against them.
2. Shikhar Dhawan (894 runs)
Shikhar Dhawan has enjoyed batting against every IPL team, and he has also been a part of Punjab in his IPL career. Dhawan is currently playing for PBKS, where he joined in 2022. But before that, he played 26 innings against this team and made 894 runs at an average of 40.63 and a strike rate of 138.60. He has also scored one century with a best of 106 not out and seven fifties to go with that.
1. David Warner (1005 runs)
The only player to score over 1,000 runs in the IPL against the Punjab Kings is veteran Australian opener David Warner. The left hander has brilliant stats against the Mohali-based franchise. He has played 23 innings and scored 1005 runs at a decent average of 50.25 and a 142.14 strike rate. He has scored the most half centuries against them, 12 in total.