IPL Stats: Most centuries in IPL history
T20 cricket is all about runs. And even though bowlers have been catching up and have taken huge strides in the shortest format of the game, fans and spectators want to see their favorite batsmen score big runs.
IPL has been blessed to have witnessed some sensational batting efforts over the years. All the top batsmen in the world play for different franchises in the tournament and provide thorough entertainment to the crowd.
There are only a few players who have been able to hit centuries consistently in the IPL. Hitting hundreds in any format is difficult and more so in T20s. But there have been some extraordinary players who have been able to hit centuries in the IPL.
Moreover, there are batsmen who have done this on more than one occasion. We will look at 5 players who have struck the most number of centuries in IPL history.
#5 Ab de Villiers - 3 centuries
AB de Villiers has been winning hearts in the IPL for years. The South African superstar started his IPL career playing for Delhi Daredevils but it was Royal Challengers Bangalore where he became a household name in the country.
AB de Villiers is known for his innovative batting and has earned the tag of the '360-degree' player. He has played some match-winning innings for RCB over the years and has been the backbone of RCB's middle order. The former Proteas skipper has hit 3 tons in his IPL career. While two of these centuries have come playing for RCB, the other one came playing for Delhi Daredevils.
He scored his first century while playing for Delhi Daredevils way back in 2009 as he struck a brilliant 105 runs against CSK. AB de Villiers' next two centuries came while playing for RCB - against Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions in 2015 and 2016 respectively.