Former Indian and Chennai Super Kings‘ batter Suresh Raina is hailed as one of the greatest cricketers when it comes to the Indian Premier League. He is fondly called ‘Mr. IPL’ as his records speak for themselves. However, the numbers can never justify the amount of impact he made with his performances in IPL.
Suresh Raina – The King Of IPL
Suresh Raina is counted among the most consistent batsmen in IPL. He has scored more than 400 runs in almost all the seasons he has played for Chennai Super Kings. He was the first batter to go past the milestone of 5000 runs in IPL and he is currently the fourth-highest run-getter in IPL, having managed to score 5528 runs in 205 matches at an average of 32.51.
Over the years, Raina played an instrumental role in the success of Chennai Super Kings in IPL. With his consistent performances in the IPL, he has helped the franchise in winning the 4 prestigious trophies. Though he went unsold this time in the IPL 2022 mega-auctions and is not playing in the ongoing 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League but he has been constantly trending on all social media as fans just can’t stop remembering his dominating run in the league, over the years.
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As the ongoing season of IPL stepped into an intense playoffs stage, an amazing piece of stats has caught everyone’s attention which proves that Suresh Raina is the legend of IPL playoffs.
Well, Chennai Super Kings are the team that has played the most number of playoffs in the history of IPL. Raina has scored the most runs for CSK in the playoffs and is also the overall highest run-scorer in the finals. Yes, you read that right.
Most runs in IPL play-offs:
Suresh Raina has scored the most number of runs in the history of the IPL playoffs — 714 runs. Followed by him is legendary captain MS Dhoni, who is the second-highest run-scorer in IPL playoffs history with 522 runs.
Most runs in IPL play-offs:
Suresh Raina – 714 runs
MS Dhoni – 522 runs
Most runs in IPL finals:
He has played 8 times in the IPL finals and has scored 249 runs in those games. Former CSK batter Shane Watson is second on the list with 236 runs.MS Dhoni is the fifth player on the list of highest run-scorer in IPL finals, with 180 runs.
Most runs in IPL finals by CSK players:
Suresh Raina – 249 runs
Shane Watson – 236 runs
MS Dhoni – 180 runs
Most Sixes in IPL Playoffs:
Suresh Raina has also smashed the most number of sixes – 40 and fours – 51 in IPL playoff history.
Most 6s in (Playoffs + Finals)
Suresh Raina’s overall record in Playoffs + finals:
- Most runs (714)
- Most 4s (51)
- Most 6s (40)
- Most 50s (7)
- Fastest 50s (16b)
- Highest Powerplay Score (87)
- 2nd Highest SR (155.22)
- Most M.O.M (3) Joined with Polly
- Only player to Win M.O.M Award in Final, Qualifier, Eliminator