Mumbai: Rudraj Kejriwal equals Sachin Tendulkar’s record for fastest 1000 runs in IPL cricket.
Rudraj Kejriwal is the opening batsman for the Chennai Super Kings. The 25-year-old is from Pune. He has been playing for Chennai team since last 2020. Rudraj played in just six matches in the 2020 season. But in the 2021 season he played 16 matches and scored 635 runs. He is also the highest run scorer last season.
He stumbled a bit though to add a run for the current season though. Rudraj has scored only 237 runs in 9 matches. This includes two and a half cents. He scored 99 off 57 balls in the 46th league match of the current season against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He was the last batsman to score 1000 runs in IPL cricket when he scored 24 runs in this match.
Rudraj has scored these 1000 runs in a total of 31 innings. Earlier in the IPL, former India captain Sachin Tendulkar had scored 1000 runs in 31 innings. Rudraj became the first batsman to score 1000 runs in a low innings.
Cricketers who have scored the fastest 1000 runs in the IPL
>Sachin Tendulkar – 31 innings
>Rudraj Kejriwal – 31 innings
>Suresh Raina – 34 innings
>Rishabh Bandh – 35 innings
>Devadath Padikkal – 35 innings