Delhi Capitals skipper David Warner on Saturday became the quickest batter to reach the 6000-run mark in the Indian Premier League during a match against Rajasthan Royals at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati.
He is now only the third batter to enter the elite club after Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, skipper of Punjab Kings. The burly Australian took 165 innings to climb Mt. 6k, while Kohli had taken 188 and Dhawan 199 to achieve the same.
Warner, who has donned the Orange Cap on three occasions, in IPL 2015, 2017 and 2019, got to the milestone with a boundary. Trent Boult, who removed Prithvi Shaw and Manish Pandey in the opening over on Saturday, sent in a short ball that was pulled behind square for four.
Warner’s Delhi, thus far, has lost both its IPL 2023 matches against Gujarat Giants and Lucknow Super Giants.
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