Every batter desires to smash a century for his team in any T20 tournament. In the T20 format, there are few players who score centuries since there are limited overs to achieve the milestone. IPL is the most popular T20 league in the world and let’s have a look at the top 5 players who have the highest number of tons in the league.
1. Chris Gayle | 6 centuries
Chris Gayle is considered to be the best batter in the T20 format. He has hit six centuries in IPL which is the highest by any batter. He scored his first ton in the year 2011 by playing a spectacular knock of 102 runs in 55 balls.
2. Virat Kohli | 5 centuries
The second spot on the list is taken by former Indian skipper Virat Kohli. He didn’t have a ton in IPL till 2016 but that year changed everything for him. In that single season, he scored four centuries and a total of 973 runs. In IPL 2019, Virat smashed his fifth hundred in 58 deliveries against KKR.
3. David Warner | 4 centuries
This cricketer is considered to be one of the best overseas players in this league and has 4 centuries attached to his name. He scored his first century in 2010 while playing for Delhi and then in 2012. Then, he hit another ton playing for SRH against KKR in 2017 and against RCB in 2019.
4. Shane Watson | 4 centuries
Shane Watson is another overseas player who has 4 hundred in this tournament. His contribution was major in Rajasthan Royals winning their inaugural season. In 2018, IPL finale, he played against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) scoring 117 in just 57 balls helping CSK become the champion.
5. AB de Villers | 3 centuries
AB de Villers started off with his IPL journey with the Delhi franchise. He hit his first century for the team in 2009. Later, he smashed two memorable tons for the Bangalore team in the years 2015 and 2016.