IPL teams feature the best players from across the world. It is the dream of every budding cricketer to become a member of one of the IPL teams. However, not every cricketer can fulfill that dream. To achieve success in the Indian Premier League, a player not only needs to have the skills to perform well consistently, but he also needs to have the ability to deliver the goods under pressure.
Over the last 13 years, the cricket universe has witnessed how the big names of world cricket have faltered in the Indian Premier League. But there have also been a few batsmen who have achieved success under pressure. They have performed and scored runs consistently no matter who was the opponent team. In this article today, we will look at the three players who have scored 500+ runs against seven different IPL teams.
1. Virat Kohli has 500+ runs against all active IPL teams except RCB
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli is the first name on this list. The right-handed batsman holds the record for the highest aggregate of runs by a batsman in the Indian Premier League history. Kohli also owns the record for the most number of runs scored by one player in one season of IPL. Hence, it is not a surprise to see him on this list. Kohli has aggregated 500+ runs against all active franchises in the IPL except, of course, the Royal Challengers Bangalore. His highest aggregate is against Delhi Capitals (909 runs).
2. AB de Villiers
Virat Kohli’s RCB teammate AB de Villiers has also accomplished this feat. Like Virat Kohli, de Villiers has amassed over 500 runs against all active IPL teams except the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Many fans would know de Villiers played for Delhi in the first three seasons. At that time, he scored 115 runs against RCB. Overall, his highest aggregate is against Mumbai Indians (774 runs).
3. Shikhar Dhawan
Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan is the only non-RCB player on this list. The left-handed batsman has scored 500+ against all active IPL franchise except Sunrisers Hyderabad. Dhawan played a lot of IPL games for SRH before moving to Delhi. Dhawan’s highest aggregate is against Punjab Kings (894 runs).