Top 5 Batsmen fastest to reach 5000 runs in T20s: T20 format always need big hitting batsmen. Crowds that come for watching the T20 live from stadium expecting to catch a few hits from the big striking batsmen. Only few batsmen able to score 5000+ runs in T20 format. But, some of them scored quickest 5000 T20 runs. Here’s look at the Top 5 batsmen fastest to reach 5000 T20 runs.
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Suresh Raina – 173 innings
One of the most destructive player of Indian cricket and Chennai Super Kings team, Suresh Raina crossed over 5000 runs in T20 cricket. He reached his 5000 T20 runs in his 173rd innings. His best knock in T20 cricket is 109* against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Virat Kohli – 167 innings
Virat Kohli, one of the fittest cricketer has reached 5000 T20 runs in his 167th innings. His highest score of 113 in T20 format came against Kings XI Punjab in IPL 9. He scored 46 fifties and 4 centuries at a strike-rate of 132.99.
Brad Hodge – 166 innings
Brad Hodge, known to be the hard hitter of cricket. He has played 259 T20 matches and scored 7049 runs. In his 166th T20 innings, he reached the mark of 5000 T20 runs. His best knock of 106 in T20 cricket, scored for Victoria against New South Wales. He has plundered 46 fifties and 2 hundreds.
Martin Guptill – 163 innings
Brendon McCullum recently retired from International cricket, but New Zealand’s Martin Guptill fulfilled McCullum’s place with his big hitting skills. He reached 5000 runs in his 163rd T20 innings. He has scored 32 fifties and 2 centuries. His best score is 120* (not out) and he scored this for Aces against Wizards.
Chris Gayle – 132 innings
One of the most dangerous batsman of cricket, Chris Gayle just need 551 runs to reach the milestone of 10000 runs in T20 cricket. He has 9449 T20 runs to his name. He had reached his 5000 T20 runs in his 132rd T20 innings. His best knock of 175* came against Pune Warriors India in 2013.