South Africa and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) star batsman AB de Villiers became the sixth batsman in Indian Premier League (IPL) history to score 5,000 points on Tuesday. De Villiers needed 22 points to reach the mark ahead of his side’s game against the Delhi Capitals.
Not only did he make those 22 points, he made 53 more as the 37-year-old made his way to another outstanding inning for the men in red and gold. De Villiers was on 21 and he broke the 5,000-point mark with a six-leg spinner, Amit Mishra.
De Villiers continued from that point on and went undefeated until the end to help his side reach 171 in their 20 overs for the loss of five wickets. De Villiers became the fastest to reach the mark in terms of balls, at 3288 balls. The second best is David Warner, who achieved the record in 3554 balls.
Fastest at 5000 IPL strokes in terms of heads
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RCB skipper Virat Kohli tops the list with 6,041 races, followed by Suresh Raina (5472), Shikhar Dhawan (5462), Rohit Sharma (5431) and David Warner (5390).