The Sunrisers Hyderabad are currently playing the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2020. SRH is chasing a target of 164 with David Warner and Vijay Shankar on the crease. During the run chase, the SRH skipper surprised everyone when he came out to bat in the middle order.
Due to an injury to Kane Williamson, SRH decided to bat him at the opening spot to take advantage of the powerplay. Warner finally came out to bat at the number 4 spot with the match evenly poised.
David Warner Joins An Exclusive Club After Reaching 5K Runs
Meanwhile during his innings today, David Warner once again created history. The Australian broke yet another batting record and justified why he is counted among the best batsman in IPL history.
Warner during KKR became the quickest batsman to reach 5000 runs in IPL. He’s only the 4th batsman to reach the summit of 5K runs in the league after 3 Indian batting giants Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina.
However as far the number of knocks are concerned to reach the landmark, David Warner is the quickest among the 4. Warner completed 5000 runs in his 135th innings and broke the record previously held by Kohli. Also, Warner is the first overseas players to reach the landmark of 5k runs in the biggest T20 league.
5000 plus runs in IPL:
5759 – Virat Kohli
5368 – Suresh Raina
5149 – Rohit Sharma
5000* – David Warner
The prolific run-scorer in the IPL has always been among the top run-getters in the competition. In 2016, Warner led SRH to their only IPL trophy in which he led from the front and scored over 800 runs in the season.’
Furthermore, Warner has been the leading run-scorer three times in the last 5 seasons of the IPL. The Southpaw has taken his batting to another level since taking the reigns of the captaincy of Sunrisers Hyderabad. ‘