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The journey of the greatest ever T20 league – INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE began post the success of 2007 Twenty Twenty World Cup triumph under the guidance of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. India launched a league where the best player from the planet combined to play for a franchise. At that time the concept was considered as amateur, but no one knew what was to come and IPL turned out to be a juggernaut in making and would change the face of Indian and World Cricket.
Many people doubted the concept and many were constantly criticizing Indian Premier League for getting the standard down of the game. Cricket is always considered a batsmen game and right from the 1st game of the season it has produced an incredible number of T20 batting performances. Many great player of the game have graced the Indian Premier League.
Last few days to go for 13th Season of extravaganza of Indian Premier League, let us look at the 5 All Time Best Indian Cricketers of IPL.

#5 Gautam Gambhir

Fast&up 5 all time best cricketers of IPL Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir started with a Delhi Dardevil now known as Delhi Capitals also he started his cricketing career with Delhi Ranji team as well. Gambhir is a kind of player that never gave up until the last moment of the game and so was his career. He started with Delhi and later on moved to KKR – Kolkata Knight Riders after failing to lit trophy with them and the rest is history as you know.

At Kolkata as well he was doubted by many experts but ultimately he proved them all wrong by winning not one but two IPL trophies. In 2011 Gambhir took KKR to its first ever play offs and the following year had his hand on the most coveted trophy eluding the knight riders they won their first ever IPL trophy. In 2014 his name was registered in history books as KKR under his captaincy lifted their second trophy.

The classy left handed batsmen has scored 4218 runs in 154 matches that he played at an average of 31.01 and consistent strike rate of more than 123. Although not a big hitter of the ball he managed to score 36 fifty plus scores with his classical stroke play.

#4 Virat Kohli

Fast&up 5 all time best cricketers of IPL Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli – the man does not need any introduction, does he? With all his aggression and passion, Virat bleeds Red when he dawns the RCB jersey. He is the only player in the history of India Premier League Cricket to be in the same club for all the season right from the start. No can doubt the loyalty of Virat towards Bengaluru. The way he bats one would even pay money to check his batting and has destroyed opposition with his classy drives.

The RCB skipper and world cricket’s best player has amassed a massive 5412 runs in 177 matches played with strike rate and exceptional average of 131.61 and 37.85 respectively. In 2016 itself he scored massive 973 runs in a single IPL season. He alone had scored 4 centuries in a single IPL season, a record of its own. Even though the only thing missing with Virat Kohli and RCB as a team is that prize, the IPL trophy but it’s the passion and aggression from the man himself and the team that drives the fans out in great numbers to support the team.

#3 Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Fast&up 5 all time best cricketers of IPL Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings and the cricket world would have never imagined the magnitude of impact this man would have on their team and the city itself when he was bought at the auction of inaugural edition. He is considered the THALA (Meaning – Leader) by the Chennai people.
He has been instrumental and one of the key forces in Chennai Super Kings success and the force it is considered to be now. He is famously known for his finishing skills and is referred to as “The Finisher” in fact one of the best in world cricket. This man can change the course of the entire tournament by himself such is the stature.

Even though batting down the order, he has scored an astonishing 4432 runs in 190 matches he has played in at an strike rate of 137.85 and average of 42.21 one of the best when you know that the man plays aggressive brand of cricket add to that with 23 match defining half centuries.

#2 Rohit Sharma

Fast&up 5 all time best cricketers of IPL Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma also popularly known as Ro-Hit Man Sharma is probably is the most successful career in the IPl and has enjoyed success as the leader of the team as well. He won his first IPL trophy with Deccan Chargers and then thrice with Mumbai Indians. He also has a Champions League Trophy to his name as well as skipper of the team.

It all started with several match winning innings under the leadership of Adam Gilchrist’s team in 2009. But the game changed once he joined Mumbai Indian’s in the year 2011. It was the best thing to happen to both the man himself and the club as well. He also got selected for the national team and the result and impact as a player is known to all.

Rohit has contributed a total of 4898 runs in 188 matches at an impressive strike rate of 130.82 and an average of 31.6. He has scored 36 50 Plus scores in his IPL career. He also has a century to his name which he scored at one of his favorite ground Eden Gardens. Rohit has been one of the most consistent performers ever since the inception of the league.

It is not the number of runs because of what he has been ranked at no. 2 spot, But it is the captaincy that has led Mumbai Indian’s to the grand success it has achieved and become the best team in IPl when it comes to trophies won.

#1 Suresh Raina – Mr. IPL

Fast&up 5 all time best cricketers of IPL Suresh Raina- Mr IPL

Mr.IPL and Suresh Raina are synonyms. He is famously known as M. IPL. Suresh Rains will no doubt go as India’s best T20 batsmen ever. There is no doubt that he is the most consistent batsmen in the IPL since its inception.

Suresh Raina has scored massive 5398 runs at an average of more than 33 at an impressive strike rate of 137.11. He has one of the best strike rates currently with highest run scorers in the league. He also has a century to his name and has 38 half centuries to his name.
He has been one of the most instrumental players that CSK has had over the years along with MSD.

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