Just a few weeks before Diwali, India will be celebrating one of its biggest entertaining cricket festivals, the Indian Premier League. IPL 2021 will resume from 19 September onwards till 15 October. Like every other match, the most important job in the team is played by its captain. Taking key decisions, selecting the squad, deciding the positions on the field, playing his own part in the match are very few of the wholesome tasks of a captain. Rohit Sharma is the most successful captain in the history of IPL as he represented Mumbai Indians in winning the trophy five times. Most of the captains in the 8 teams of IPL are terrific batsmen. They are undoubtedly some of the foremost players of their teams as they add plentiful runs on the scoreboard and take the team forward. SportzPoint.com here lets you know about the most runs in IPL as a captain.
When it comes to entertaining the audience with exclusive batting, Virat Kohli always happens to be one of the best in it. The captain of royal challengers Bangalore in IPL is one of the costliest players in the league’s history. He is the captain with the most runs in IPL. In 133 innings representing RCB as captain, Virat aggregated 4810 runs at an average of 43.3. He has continued his legacy in IPL just like his International performances.
After Daniel Vettori’s retirement, the responsibility of the captain was added to Virat Kohli’s shoulder in 2013. Also, he was the winner of the orange cap in the 2016 IPL with 973 runs.
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni
The next captain with the second-most runs in the IPL is none other than Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He is not only one of the greatest captains in cricket history, but also a wonderful captain in IPL too. He has led the team to the IPL trophy thrice in 2010, 2011, and 2018. Dhoni has also captained the most number of matches in the history of IPL. In 196 innings of representing Chennai Super Kings, the captain scored 4475 runs with an average of 41.7.
Gautam Gambhir holds the 3rd position on this list with 3518 runs in 129 innings. With an average of 31.1, he aggregated this score. The former captain of Kolkata Knight Riders is definitely one of the most successful IPL captains and also one of the most crucial batsmen in the history of IPL. He started his IPL career from Delhi Daredevils and then joined Kolkata knight riders. KKR lifted the IPL trophy twice and he was the captain both times.
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Rohit Sharma is the most successful captain in the IPL history with 5 IPL trophies in his team’s name. He leads his team exceptionally well and makes sure to be a part of the playoffs each and every year. Apart from being a great captain, he is an excellent batsman as well. In 125 matches, he scored 3251 runs as a captain with an average of 30.6.
Which captain are you most excited to see in the 2nd part of IPL 2021?