Most Runs In IPL 2016

We talk about Indian Premier League (IPL) which is also the toughest t20 league in the world, has produced many amazing and memorable season till now, but IPL 2016 was something else and probably one of the most entertaining edition of IPL history, because we have seen many new records and also the arrival of two new IPL franchise in that year. There were many great players who have scored runs consistently in 2016 IPL edition, but who has scored the most runs in ipl 2016?

Although, there were many young and popular players who has performed exceptionally well in IPL 2016 but here we are going to talk in detail about the top 5 players with Most Runs In Ipl 2016.

 

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1. Virat Kohli 

  • The modern day cricket legend, who is also known as King Kohli has the most runs in IPL 2016 edition. Not only this season of IPL but also the international cricket he thoroughly dominated the world cricket with his top level batting skills. Kohli was in career peak form in 2016 where he scored 973 runs in 16 IPL matches which he played. It also includes 4 centuries in one season which is the most by any player in single edition of IPL.
  • The Former RCB captain, Virat Kohli’s contribution led team into the finals in 2016 ipl season where they unfortunately lost the final against the Warner’s Sunrisers Hyderabad. It was the best chance for the RCB to lift their 1st ever IPL trophy but destiny has some other plans for the team.
  • After seven years, still nobody has able to beat the mammoth record of 973 runs in a single season of IPL, where players like Jos Buttler, David Warner, and Shubman Gill came near the line but did not manage to cross it. However, if any player scores more than 973 runs in a season, than he needs to dominate with his bat in almost every game with excellent average. Players like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Gill, are to watch out in upcoming years.

 

2. David Warner

  • Along with Virat Kohli, it was also incredible season for David Warner with his bat and as well as his captaincy where he lead the team from the front and helped Sunrisers Hyderabad to lift their first ever IPL trophy in 2016. The left handed Australian batsman played 17 matches where he smashed 848 runs in that edition and became the 2nd player with most runs in IPL 2016
  • David Warner is known for his aggressive playstyle where he trashed bowlers with his attacking powerplay game. Warner usually looks to bat till the end of the innings to contribute as much runs as he can to the team. Not only that season, but also almost every season which he played he used to came in the list of orange cap.
  • After helping the franchise to reach new heights and a IPL trophy, Sunrisers Hyderabad did not retain him and sacked him as a captain after having a rough phase in the season in 2021. Which was the shocking and surprising for the Hyderabad fans. However, he is one of the most loved and finest player of Indian premier league.

3. AB De Villiers

  • Many cricket fans call him a complete 360 degree player whereas some fans calls him a alien, because the kind of shots he used to play which made the fans to think about how can someone play like that. We are talking AB De Villiers where he was the main pillar of Royal Challengers Bangalore along with Virat Kohli.
  • The legendary South African white ball player has played 16 matches in which he scored 687 runs and features himself in 3rd spot in the list of Highest runs in IPL 2016 season. He played many destructive innings in that season but the innings against Gujarat Lions where he scored 129* was probably the most entertaining innings for the fans who watched that match live in the stadium.
  • Ab De Villiers is Not only a dangerous batsman but also known for his superman fielding on the outfield, his one of the most iconic catch was one handed stunner on the boundary line which also considered as the one of the best catch in ipl history.

 

4. Gautam Gambhir

  • The former Kolkata Knight Riders Batsman and captain Gautam Gambhir was also in red hot form in 2016 edition of Indian premier league. In fact, he was the 3rd most successful captain of IPL history along with Rohith Sharma and MS Dhoni where he led the KKR to won the trophy twice when he was captain in the year 2012 and 2014.
  • Gambhir has always been passionate about contributing the team with his bat where he made 501 runs out of 15 matches he played in IPL 2016 season. However after the retirement of Gambhir from IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders struggled to make into even playoffs.
  • If we talk about Gambhir’s post retirement he is still active in the IPL as a head coach of Lucknow Supergiants from 2022 IPL season where his team entered into playoffs in the first season Itself. Perhaps, KKR would be missing his captain Gautam Gambhir as team was at his peak when he was in the charge.

5. Shikhar Dhawan

  • The man who always has the smile on the face whether he made century or even got out on zero, Shikhar Dhawan claims 5th place when it comes to scoring the most runs in IPL 2016 where he played 17 games and smashed 501 runs including 4- half centuries in that season
  • Along with David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan was prominent part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad when it comes to score the runs for the team. Shikar is not a kind of player who is known for his hard hitting abilities, but a player who believes in technique and timing and converts his inning into match winning knock.
  • After leaving SRH, Dhawan has played with couple of franchise including Delhi Capital and Punjab Kings where he has taken the responsibility of the captaincy in the punjab kings camp. After his sudden exit from Indian Cricket team he would be looking forward to make a last comeback before his retirement from his beloved sport.

 

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