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Top 10 IPL Records That May Never Be Broken

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In the 16th season of the incoming Indian Premier League 2023, numerous IPL Records have been set. The phrase "Records are meant to be broken" is well-known. However, some forms are so massive that they will stand the test of time. We are shocked by these records since nobody anticipated them. These records have helped some players establish their names over the years. The Indian Premier League became a massive phenomenon today due to these record-breaking events.

Here Are the Top 10 Ipl Records That May Never Be Broken!

1. Highest Individual Score

Chris Gayle's unbeaten 175 runs off 66 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors India in IPL 2013.

The highest personal score in the history of the IPL (Indian Premier League) is 175 not out, scored by Chris Gayle of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in a match against the Pune Warriors India in IPL 2013. Gayle achieved this feat off just 66 balls, hitting 13 fours and 17 sixes at an incredible strike rate of 265.15. This inning by Gayle is widely regarded as one of the greatest in T20 history and was instrumental in setting an IPL records team score of 263/5. Gayle is known for his explosive batting style and has consistently performed in the IPL, scoring over 4,000 runs in the tournament. His innings of 175 not out remains the highest individual score in the IPL and is a testament to his immense talent and ability as a T20 batsman.

2. Most Runs in a Single IPL Season

The record for the most runs in a single IPL season is held by Virat Kohli, who scored 973 runs in 16 matches for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2016. Kohli's brilliant performance included four centuries and seven half-centuries, with an average of 81.08 and a strike rate of 152.03. He was instrumental in guiding his team to the tournament's final, although they eventually lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad. Kohli's record-breaking season in IPL 2016 showcased his incredible batting skills and cemented his position as one of the most unbelievable batters in the world. This record of 973 runs in a single season is a testament to his consistency, determination, and skill as a T20 batsman.

3. Most Wickets in IPL Career

The IPL records for the most wickets in IPL history is held by Lasith Malinga, who has taken 170 wickets in 122 matches for Mumbai Indians. Malinga is a Sri Lankan fast bowler known for his unique sling-action and deadly yorkers. He has been a critical player for Mumbai Indians throughout the history of the IPL and has played a significant role in their four championship wins. Malinga is widely recognized as one of the greatest T20 bowlers of all time, and his record of 170 wickets in the IPL is a testament to his skill and consistency.

4. Most Runs in IPL Career

The IPL records for the most runs in an IPL career is held by Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, who has scored 6,721 runs in 199 matches for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kohli is widely considered one of the most incredible batters in the world, and his record in the IPL is a testament to his skill and consistency. He has scored five centuries and 40 half-centuries in his IPL career, with an average of 37.44 and a strike rate of 130.41. Kohli has been a critical player for Royal Challengers Bangalore over the years and has played a significant role in their success in the tournament. His ability to score runs consistently and take his team to victory has made him one of the most valuable players in the IPL.

5. Most Consecutive Matches Played

The record for the most consecutive matches played in the IPL is held by Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh, who played 11 seasons (2008-2018) without missing a single game for Mumbai Indians. Harbhajan Singh is one of the most successful bowlers in the history of the IPL and has taken 150 wickets in 160 matches. He has been a critical player for Mumbai Indians throughout his IPL career and has played a significant role in their three championship wins. Harbhajan's ability to take wickets and bowl economically has substantially influenced Mumbai Indians' success. His record of playing 11 consecutive seasons without missing a single game is a testament to his fitness, consistency, and dedication to the game. It is an incredible achievement in a tournament where injuries and player rotation are common, and it may be difficult for any player to break this record in the future.

6. Fastest Fifty

K.L. Rahul's 14-ball fifty for Kings XI Punjab against Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2018 is indeed the fastest in the history of the Indian Premier League. Rahul achieved this feat in Mohali on April 8, 2018, while opening the innings for Kings XI Punjab.

During the match, Rahul smashed six fours and four sixes to reach his half-century in just 14 balls, surpassing the previous record held jointly by Yusuf Pathan and Sunil Narine, who had scored the fifties off 15 balls each.

Rahul's quickfire fifty helped Kings XI Punjab set a massive target of 167 for Delhi Daredevils, who could only score 128 in their 20 overs, handing Kings XI Punjab a comfortable 39-run victory.

7. Most Sixes in IPL Career

Chris Gayle of West Indies has the most sixes in their IPL career. As of my knowledge cutoff of September 2021, he had hit 369 sixes in 135 matches he had played in the IPL. He has played in the league for teams like Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab, and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

Gayle has been one of the most destructive batsmen in the history of the IPL, known for his ability to clear the boundaries quickly. He has hit sixes at an average of 7.86 per match and a strike rate of 150.11 in the tournament. Gayle has also hit the most sixes in a single IPL season, with 59 sixes in 14 games for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2012.

8. Best Bowling Figures in an Innings

The best bowling figures in an inning in IPL history belong to Alzarri Joseph, who played for Mumbai Indians. Joseph achieved this feat in his IPL debut match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 6, 2019, in Hyderabad.

Joseph bowled just 3.4 overs in the match and picked up six wickets for just 12 runs, helping Mumbai Indians bowl out Sunrisers Hyderabad for just 96 runs. His outstanding performance helped Mumbai Indians win the match by 40 runs.

Joseph's bowling figures of 6/12 are the best by any bowler in IPL history, surpassing the previous IPL records held by Sohail Tanvir, who had taken six wickets for 14 runs while playing for Rajasthan Royals against Chennai Super Kings in 2008.

9. Most Hat-Tricks

The Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra holds the record for the most hat-tricks in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He has taken three hat tricks in the tournament, which is the highest by any player.

Mishra achieved his first hat trick in the IPL during the inaugural season of the league in 2008 while playing for the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals). He then took his second hat trick in 2011 while playing for the Deccan Chargers against Kings XI Punjab. He completed his hat-trick with Paras Dogra, Amit Yadav, and Ramesh Powar wickets.

Mishra's third hat trick came in 2013 when he played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad against the Pune Warriors India. He was the first player in IPL history to take three hat tricks with this hat trick. He dismissed three batters in three consecutive deliveries, which included the wickets of Manish Pandey, Mitchell Marsh, and Mithun Manhas.

Overall, Amit Mishra is regarded as one of the most successful spin bowlers in IPL history, having taken 164 wickets in 150 matches he played.

10. Most Catches in IPL Career

The player with the most catches in their IPL career is Suresh Raina. Raina has taken 102 catches in the 200 matches he played in the IPL.

Raina is known for his safe pair of hands on the field and his athleticism in the outfield. He had played for Chennai Super Kings throughout his IPL career, except for the 2020 season when he opted out for personal reasons.

Raina has been an integral part of the Chennai Super Kings team, contributing to both bat and fielding performances. In addition to his 102 catches, he scored more than 5,000 runs in the IPL.

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