Indian Premier League has earned the reputation of being the flagship T20 league all around the world. One of the most prominent reasons for its success is because of the batting we have witnessed over the years. Batsmen have taken full advantage of the conditions and made merry with tons of runs. We already know who is the batsman that have the most runs, the most hundreds and the best strike rates. But have you ever wondered who are the top 5 cricketers with most ducks in IPL history?
In the 12 years of the IPL, who are those batsmen that have been dismissed the most maximum times with opening their account. Usually, the bowlers who bat down the order have the most noughts but in the IPL, that hasn’t been the case. Even some of the most leading batsmen of many franchises have walked back to the pavilion without any run scored. No batsman wants a duck next to their name as they always want to score runs for their side. Well, sometimes it just doesn’t go the way of the batsman and they head back to the dugout without adding any runs to the scoreboard.
On that note, we take a lot at the top 5 cricketers with most ducks in IPL history:
5. Gautam Gambhir
One of the most successful captains in IPL history Gautam Gambhir too has 12 ducks in his IPL career. He has led the Kolkata Knight Riders to IPL victories in 2012 and 2014. Gambhir was generally considered to be a solid player but since he opened the innings he sometimes faced the best bowlers upfront.
This is a critical reason why he has so many ducks in his IPL career. Gambhir in 154 matches in the IPL scored 4217 runs in 12 ducks. Gambhir played for 2 franchises in his IPL career with were Delhi Daredevils (now known as Delhi Capitals) and Kolkata Knight Riders.