Jos Buttler Reaches 3000 Runs in IPL


Jos Buttler Reaches 3000 Runs in IPL

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Excitement and celebration filled the air on Wednesday, 12 April, as Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler reached a major milestone during the Indian Premier League match against Chennai Super Kings. The English cricketer became the third fastest player in the tournament’s history to cross 3000 runs, after Chris Gayle and KL Rahul.

Buttler’s IPL career began in 2016 when he played 24 matches for Mumbai Indians over two years. However, his career trajectory skyrocketed after he joined Rajasthan Royals in 2018. He scored 548 runs in 2018, 311 runs in 2019, 328 runs in 2020, and 254 runs in 2021 (missing the second half of the season).

Buttler was retained by RR ahead of the IPL 2022 mega-auction and lived up to expectations upon his return, winning the Orange Cap for his 863 runs in 17 matches. He played a crucial role in helping RR reach its first final since 2008.

When Buttler Reached His Milestone

After the previous year, this IPL season is special for Butter as the Rajasthan opener is currently leading the chart of highest run-scorers of the tournament. He is a strong contender for the Orange Cap this time around too.

So far, he has hit two half-centuries in just two matches. The England batter needed just 17 runs to achieve the 3000-run feat and reached the milestone in his 85th match.

Jos Buttler becomes the 3rd quickest to reach 3,000 IPL runs.

— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 12, 2023

Buttler had helped Rajasthan Royals recover from the shock of losing Yashasvi Jaiswal (10) and with help from Devdutt Padikkal (38), Ashwin (30) and Shimron Hetmyer (30 not out) helped them reach a competitive 175/8 in their 20 overs after they were asked to bat first by CSK.

The 32-year-old batter slammed his 18th IPL half-century on Wednesday, eventually falling for a 36-ball 52 as he was castled by Ravindra Jadeja in the 17th over.


Other Players Who Reached the Milestone

Only six overseas players have previously crossed the 3000-run mark in the IPL, with Buttler now joining the likes of David Warner, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, and Kieron Pollard. Among them, Warner is the leading run-scorer with 6090 runs, followed by Gayle with 5162 runs.

In addition to joining the ranks for over 3000 runs in the IPL, Buttler achieved this feat in record time, becoming the second-fastest overseas batsman to do so, behind only Chris Gayle. Gayle took 75 innings to reach 3000 runs, while Buttler accomplished the same feat in just 85 innings.

David Warner and Faf du Plessis previously held the record for taking the fewest innings by an overseas batsman to score 3000 runs in the IPL, with both players taking 94 innings to reach the milestone.

Overall, Buttler is now third on the list of the fastest players to reach 3000 IPL runs, behind Gayle and KL Rahul, who reached the milestone in 80 innings. Rahul is the only Indian on the list of the top four fastest players to reach 3000 runs in the IPL.

Buttler’s achievement has once again highlighted the significant impact that overseas players have had on the IPL over the years.

Rajasthan Royals will now lock horns against defending champions Gujarat Titans on April 16, Sunday which will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.


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