Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner on Sunday became the fourth player in the history of the IPL to reach 5000 runs. The swashbuckling left-handed batsman also became the first foreign player to reach the milestone in the cash-rich league.
It was during a league stage game against the Kolkata Knight Riders at Abu Dhabi where the Sunrisers Hyderabad stumbled onto 6th loss of the season.
The Australian batsman also surpassed Virat Kohli’s record of record by taking a fewer innings to reach the 5000-run mark. He took 135* innings and touched the milestone by hitting his 10th runs against the KKR.
RCB skipper Virat Kohli previously held the record for the fastest to scored 5000 runs by taking 157 innings. Warner upheld his position as he raced towards the top spot ahead of Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, and Rohit Sharma.
The SRH skipper also has four centuries on his name in the IPL which is the joint highest number of centuries alongside Virat Kohli.
During SRH’s chase, fans were left surprised to see Kane Williamson opening the innings instead of Warner. Chasing the target of 164 runs, Sunrisers batsmen failed to pull off the victory and pushed the game towards the super over.
Lockie Ferguson who played his first match of the season wreaked havoc by taking 3/15 in the 20 over game, followed by 2/2 in the super over.
Hyderabad lost the game but Warner remained the top-scorer of the side with an unbeaten 47 runs off 33 balls including a 37-run partnership with Abdul Samad.