The very first match of the very first edition of Indian Premier League saw records tumbling in the history of Twenty20 cricket when Brendon McCullum of Kolkata Knight Riders rained barrage against Royal Challengers Bangalore scoring highest individual score of 158 not out. Since then, T20 cricket records have often fallen flat in front of IPL records. The record for highest individual score was recently eclipsed by Caribbean power hitting import of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chris Gayle. Gayle made unbeaten 175 against Pune Warriors India in IPL 6. The innings broke multiple records including fastest century and most runs in boundaries in an inning. It also provided for highest innings total of 263 runs in IPL and T20 history.

Chris Gayle, only player to be awarded Orange Cap twice, also holds records for most sixes (180) and most runs in a single series. Lasith Malinga of Mumbai Indians holds the record for most wickets until IPL 6 (103). However, Sohail Tanvir’s tally of 6 wickets for 14 runs in inaugural IPL edition for Rajasthan Royals has not been breached by anyone. The Lowest team total is in the name of Rajasthan Royals when they folded up for just 58 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2.

Suresh Raina of Chennai Super Kings leads the charts for most run aggregate in IPL with over 2800 runs while Rohit Sharma, currently captain of the defending champions Mumbai Indians, scraps to second position with 2513 runs, only 1 runs ahead of Chris Gayle of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Though Chris Gayle ball hitting penchant might scare the hell out of bowlers, but he falls marginally behind local hero, Virender Sehwag of Delhi Daredevils for highest strike rate. Sehwag has a strike rate of 160.32 while Gayle sports hitting rate of 160.2.

Suresh Raina also holds the record for most catches in IPL history as non-keeper with his 52 catches. M S Dhoni might have led Chennai Super Kings to become the most consistent team in IPL, but falls short on the list of most dismissals by a wicketkeeper against Adam Gilchrist (67) by 5 dismissals.
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