TOP TEN HIGHEST INDIVIDUAL SCORES IN THE IPL……SO FAR

Every IPL we see old records getting smashed and new ones coming up.  The tournament has seen some extraordinary players come up and showcase their talent with the bat and ball. Today, we are going to dig deeper into the “Highest Individual Scores in IPL”. So sit back and relax because there are some insane scores on this list.

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10) Virender Sehwag- 122:

We have all seen the destruction this man can do when he is in form. Virender Sehwag has previously held the record of, the fastest century ever scored by an Indian in ODI cricket, he achieved this feat in just 60 balls. Just from this alone, anyone should know that this man means business. The 122 came against Chennai Super Kings, and he did it in 58 balls, smashing 12 fours and 8 sixes.

9) David Warner-126:

Just like our man Viru, Warner can also cause some serious destruction on the field. In fact, Warner has won the orange cap 3 times, the most by any player. This time it was the Kolkata Night Riders who had to face his wrath, he smashed the 126 in just 59 balls, smashing 10 fours and 8 sixes.

8) Murali Vijay-127:

A name I’m pretty sure nobody expected. When we hear Murali Vijay, we imagine him wearing the classic white test jersey, and stepping out to play the long format of the game. However, Murali Vijay can be destructive if he chooses to. The 127 he scored against Rajasthan Royals is a testimony to that. In this innings, he hit 8 fours and 11 sixes, and he smashed it in just 56 balls.

7) Rishabh Pant- 128*:

We all know the capabilities of this young man. We have seen him do it time and time again. In the recently concluded series against England, we saw just how important he is to the team, and also the batting prowess of this man. Therefore, to see his name on this list shouldn’t be a surprise. His knock was against the Sunrisers Hyderbad, and he hit an astounding 15 fours and 7 sixes to reach this number.

6) Chris Gayle- 128*:

If there is one name we all know would appear, it’s Chris Gayle. Chris Gayle has shown his skills with the bat on numerous occasions. Even fans who did not support the team he was playing for would watch his matches just to get a glimpse of the “Gaylestorm”. Chris Gayle and his bat are very much similar to Thor and his hammer. The 128 came against Delhi Daredevils, he did it in 62 balls, smashing 13 sixes and 7 fours.

5) AB de Villiers- 129*:

Another no-brainer, ABD similar to Chris Gayle, has proven why he is one of the best batsmen in the world.  ABD is known for his shot selection, thus landing him the name “Mr 360” His knock came against the Gujarat Lions, and he hit 10 fours and 12 sixes in that game.

4) KL Rahul-132*:

KL achieved this feat in the last year’s IPL, he was also the top scorer, thus earning him the orange cap. His century came against his former team RCB, he smashed 14 fours and 7 sixes in just 69 balls to reach this figure.

3) AB de Villiers- 133*:

This destruction was against Mumbai Indians. AB had a strike rate of 225.42 in this game. He played some absolutely insane shots in this match (watch the highlights on youtube and you will know what I mean) and he smashed an incredible 19 fours and 4 sixes in this game.

2) Brendon McCullum-158*:

Who can forget this! In the very first match of the IPL, Brendon set the stage alight and showed us what is in store. His mammoth knock came against RCB, in that game he smashed 13 sixes and 10 fours. This was just a small indication to the fans as to what to expect from this tournament.

1) Chris Gayle-175*:

Another Chris Gayle special. The 175 he scored broke two records. The first one for the highest individual score, and the second one for the most sixes by a player in T20 cricket. There are no words to describe this innings, it was just pure destruction. At one point I’m pretty sure all of us felt pity for the bowlers, however, this is what you get if you were to irritate the “Universal Boss”. What’s more impressive is that he did it in just 66 balls, smashing 17 sixes. Truly remarkable.

Let’s hope that in the upcoming IPL, we some more incredible batting, and who knows maybe we can see another “Gaylestorm” or an ABD masterclass.