AB De Villiers in IPL 2021, AB de Villiers 5000 IPL runs
AB De Villiers in IPL 2021 (Source: IPL/Twitter)

AB de Villiers on Tuesday playing against Delhi Capitals completed 5000 runs in his IPL career. De Villiers is known for his destructive batting style and against Delhi Capitals he played that type of inning.


AB De Villiers played an unbeaten inning of 75 runs off 42 balls which included three fours and five magnificent sixes. With this, de Villiers also help his team Bangalore to score  171 runs for five wickets in 20 overs.

Fastest 5000 IPL runs in terms of balls

In this match, AB de Villiers completed his 5000 runs in his IPL career. With this, he has also named a record of completed 5000 runs in IPL in the fewest balls. De Villiers has faced just 3288 balls to complete 5000 runs.

He is followed by Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner, who completed 5000 runs in 3554 balls. Suresh Raina completed in 3620, Rohit Sharma in 3817, Virat Kohli in 3827, and Shikhar Dhawan completed five thousand runs from 3956 balls.


2nd foreign player to complete 5000 runs in IPL

At the same time, de Villiers is the second foreign player to score five thousand runs in IPL. Before him, only David Warner was the only foreign player who completed five thousand runs in IPL. All other batsmen are Indians in this list.

3rd fastest 5000 runs in terms of innings

At the same time, in terms of innings, AB de Villiers is the third fastest batsman to complete the 5000 runs in IPL. He took just 161 innings to completes 5000 IPL runs.


Before him, 2 batsmen are David Warner and Virat Kohli who completed five thousand IPL runs in 135 innings and in 157 innings respectively. After these two, there is de Villiers. De Villiers is followed by Dhawan (168 innings), Raina (173 innings), and Rohit Sharma (187 innings).

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