David Warner breaks Virat Kohli’s record, becomes fastest to hit 5000 runs

Abu Dhabi : Australian opener David Warner has beaten Virat Kohli to become the fastest batsman to hit 5000 runs in Indian Premier League (IPL).

David Warner achieved the feat during SunRisers Hyderabad’s game against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday. Sadly, his team failed to take the game to a victory and they lost the match in superover.

David Warner is the fourth batsman in IPL history to score 5000 runs. He achieved the feat in his 135th innings while Virat Kohli scored 5000 runs in 157 innings. Third in the list is Suresh Raina of Chennai Super Kings, who got to 5,000 IPL runs in 173 innings, followed by Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma (187 innings).

The left-handed Australian opener has so far scored 5,037 runs, including four hundreds and 46 half centuries, in 135 IPL innings. 

In the ongoing IPL 2020, Sunrisers Hyderabad is currently on the fifth spot and from here almost all games are knockout games for the team.

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