Top 5: Fastest to reach 3000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL)

Shubman Gill, the young captain of the Gujarat Titans (GT), had a night to remember in his side’s close win against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Match 24 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. Not only did his leadership guide the Titans to victory at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, but his impressive batting display was equally noteworthy.

Shubman Gill accomplishes a special milestone

Leading from the front, Gill anchored the chase of a mammoth 197-run target with a brilliant half-century. His knock of 72 runs came off just 44 deliveries and was laced with 6 boundaries and 2 sixes.

Adding another feather to his cap, Gill achieved a special milestone during his innings, reaching the coveted mark of 3000 runs in the IPL. This accomplishment further cements his reputation as one of the most promising young talents in the league.

Fastest to reach 3,000 IPL runs

1. Chris Gayle

Known as the “Universe Boss,” the explosive left-handed batter Chris Gayle set the record for the fastest to reach 3,000 runs in the IPL. He accomplished this feat in just 75 innings, an impressive testament to his power-hitting ability and dominance over bowlers. Gayle’s career is marked by numerous match-winning innings and six-hitting exploits that have made him a fan favorite across the cricketing world.

2. KL Rahul

Stylish Indian batter KL Rahul reached the 3,000-run mark in just 80 innings, making him the second-fastest player to achieve the milestone. Rahul’s elegant stroke play and adaptability in different formats of the game have earned him a reputation as one of the most reliable top-order batsmen in the IPL. His calm demeanor and ability to play under pressure have made him a key asset for his team.

3. Jos Buttler

The English wicketkeeper-batter Jos Buttler reached the 3,000-run milestone in 85 innings. Known for his innovative shot selection and ability to anchor innings while maintaining a high strike rate, Buttler’s performances have been instrumental in guiding his team to victories. His aggressive approach and consistency have solidified his position as one of the premier batsmen in the league.

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4. Shubman Gill

As mentioned above, Gill achieved the 3,000-run mark in the contest against the Royals. His feat came in just 94 innings, making him one of the fastest players to reach this milestone. Gill’s classical technique and adaptability to different game situations make him one of the most promising batters in the IPL. His performances have already earned him accolades and comparisons to some of the greatest Indian batters of all time.

5. David Warner

Australian opening batter David Warner also reached the 3,000-run milestone in 94 innings. Warner’s consistency, aggressive batting style, and ability to dominate bowlers have made him a key player in the IPL over the years. His influence on the game is evident in his numerous match-winning performances and leadership qualities.

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