The opener has often been at the forefront of scoring the most runs in IPL history, but the answer to this question will be found here.
After the end of the Test series between India and England, now eyes are fixed on IPL 2021. Starting from September 19 in the UAE, the second part of this season will start with the clash between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. In such a situation, some figures are being presented to increase your information before the season starts again, in which this time we talk about the openers. In the history of the tournament, many of the best batsmen have taken the responsibility of continuously opening for different teams, in which these legends have scored the most runs. (Photo: BCCI)
Indian legend Shikhar Dhawan is at the top in terms of scoring the most runs in IPL history as an opener. Dhawan, who performed this responsibility for the Delhi and Hyderabad franchises, has scored 5577 runs in the IPL, out of which he has scored the highest 5170 runs while opening. Both his centuries have come while opening. (Photo: BCCI)
Australian opener David Warner is at number two. Warner, who started his IPL career with Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), has been a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad for the last several seasons. The former captain of SRH has scored 5447 runs in IPL history, out of which 4792 runs have been collected only while opening. (Photo: AFP)
West Indies legend Chris Gayle is recognized in making IPL a superhit and as its most famous face. Gayle, who entertained the audience with destructive innings, has scored 4950 runs in the IPL, out of which he has scored 4480 runs including 6 centuries while opening. Gayle has represented teams like KKR, RCB, Pune and Punjab in the IPL. (Photo: BCCI)
Former veteran Gautam Gambhir is at number four in this list. Gambhir, who made Kolkata Knight Riders IPL champion twice, scored 4217 runs in IPL career, out of which 3597 runs came in the opening. Apart from Kolkata, Gambhir had shown his passion for Delhi as well. (Photo: BCCI)
The name that is at number five can surprise the fans a bit. Present here is Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who is currently part of Delhi Capitals. Rahane has also shown his mettle in the IPL for teams like Rajasthan Royals, Pune Supergiants. During this, the experienced batsman has scored 3941 runs, which includes 2 centuries. He has scored 3462 runs while opening it. (Photo: BCCI)