Top 5 batsmen with most runs as captain in IPL history

Top 5 batsmen with most runs as captain in IPL history

Captaincy brought the best out of them without a doubt.

4. Rohit Sharma (3251 runs)

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Rohit Sharma was always looked at as the next big thing in Indian cricket ever since he came into the spotlight. The right-handed batsman from Mumbai played the first three seasons of the league for the Hyderabad-based franchise Deccan Chargers. However, in the 2011 auction, Mumbai Indians went all out for the local boy and managed to get him.

Rohit was always a top performer in the cash-rich league but he had failed to replicate that at international cricket. However, 2013 was a turning point in his career. He was given the captaincy of the Mumbai Indians when their captain Ricky Ponting decided to sit out due to poor form. A young Rohit responded as he handed Mumbai their first IPL title.

But, that was just the beginning as he scaled heights in the upcoming years. Under his leadership, the team won 2015, 2017, 2019, and the recent 2020 editions of the IPL. He has been a prolific run-getter for the side. In 123 matches which he has played, he has scored 3251 runs. More often than not, one will find Rohit at one end when Mumbai Indians are in trouble as he would try and stir the side to a victory.