Who is the King of IPL – Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli or Lasith Malinga?

Updated on: Apr 18, 2023 6:03 pm IST

Who is the king of IPL

The Indian Premier League has set a benchmark for the different T20 leagues all around the world. It’s a platform for players to showcase their talent to a wider audience.

Who is the King of IPL?

Here’s are King of IPL, the players to have made the biggest impact in Indian Premier League.

1. Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle is a boss. IPL has just been like his own backyard, and he has enjoyed playing here, over the years. He has been a absolute striker of the ball, who has played some special knocks in the league, which has made him a top player of the IPL. Gayle has a lot of fans around the country, and especially Bangalore, where he has played some superb innings. He scored the highest ever individual score of 175 in IPL 2013, and has amassed a total of 4965 runs in 142 matches.

Matches Runs Average
142 4965 39.72

2. Virat Kohli

The former captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli has scored 6283 runs in the tournament, which is the most by any player. His ability to rotate the strike and boundary hitting capabilities, he has been the pillar of strength for RCB. In 2016, he also scored the highest runs (973) in a single IPL season.

Matches Runs Average
207 6283 37.39

3. Lasith Malinga

The leading wicket taker in the tournament, Lasith Malinga is one of the legendary players to grace the field. His toe crushing yorkers, variations with slower balls, and maintaining cool under pressure was his biggest asset. He has 170 wickets to his name till date. His most impressive performance for MI was against CSK in IPL 2019 Final, where he defended 9 runs in the final over.

Matches Wickets Economy
122 170 7.14


4. AB de Villiers

ABD has been a blockbuster player for the RCB and the IPL. AB de Villiers has ruled the IPL, since past many years and has been rock solid for his team. One of the top overseas player, the IPL has ever seen. 360 shots and a variety of techniques, which made him a super striker of the ball. AB has had a terrific IPL career with 5162 runs at an average of 39.70.

Matches Runs Average
184 5162 39.70

5. Rohit Sharma

The most successful captain in terms of  5 title victories, Rohit Sharma is definitely the player who has made a great impact on the viewership and helped his game to improve in the T20 format. In his IPL career of 213 matches, Rohit has garnered 5611 runs at an average of 31.17.

Matches Runs Average
213 5611 31.17

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