Top 5 Batsmen with Most Runs for Rajasthan Royals in IPL

The 2008 edition of the IPL will be memorable for many fans, mostly the Rajasthan Royals (RR) fans, as they won the title that year. It’s a shame that they were never able to match that feat. They came very close in 2022, playing the final against the Gujarat Titans only to lose the match.

As we head into a new season of IPL, it is a good time to revisit the legendary batters of the franchise. The five top run scorers have enthralled the Rajasthan Royals faithful and brought plenty of happiness to cricket fans in IPL betting, too.

Who are the Five Highest Run Scorers of Rajasthan Royals in IPL?

Among the five top batters, Rajasthan Royals have three Indians and two overseas players in the most runs chart. It shows how Rajasthan Royals’ legacy is built on domestic players and several overseas batters.




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Sanju Samson






Ajinkya Rahane






Jos Buttler






Shane Watson






Rahul Dravid





Sanju Samson

One of the most popular cricketers on social media, Sanju Samson, was named the skipper for Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the IPL 2021 season. The management showed faith in this youngster, and he returned that faith with his amazing gameplay, which saw him score 3211 runs with a couple of hundreds and fifties. Samson has played some fine knocks in the Royals jersey; among them, the best had to be his century against the Punjab Kings, which came in the IPL 2021 season. Samson can knock opponents down with his bat alone if he gets set. It is why he is the all-time highest run scorer for the Royals in IPL.

 Ajinkya Rahane

If Samson is a marauder, Ajinkya Rahane is a classic orthodox batter. And yet, it never stopped him from scoring consistently with the bat. Rahane made his IPL debut with the Mumbai Indians in 2008 but soon found himself playing for the Rajasthan Royals, where he would spend his peak years starting in 2011 and ending in 2015. His orthodox batting made him a key player in their line-up, and that’s why Delhi Capitals bought him on the insistence of former India captain Sourav Ganguly in the 2020 season. However, he was not even half as good for them as for the Jaipur-based franchise, where he accounted for 2810 runs with two hundreds.

Jos Buttler

When it comes to Jos Buttler, there is no match since he has already slammed five hundreds in his Rajasthan Royals career. He has hit four hundreds in 2022, becoming the Orange Cap holder as RR reached the finals. Buttler has an upright stance and clears the back leg to create room. His great hand-eye coordination helps and clears the boundaries with ease. One of his best knocks in the Rajasthan Royals jersey came against the five-time champion Mumbai Indians in their backyard, where he made 100 runs off just 68 balls.

Shane Watson

Shane Watson owes a lot to the Rajasthan Royals. He had a fantastic inaugural with the Royals and became one of the best modern-day all-rounders. He was the fourth-highest run scorer with 472 runs and would create a legacy at RR that was unmatched by anyone. The Aussie was a superb all-rounder who could open the batting, play in the middle order, and be a new-ball bowler. His maiden IPL century stands out when he struck 101 off 61 balls against Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2013 season.

Rahul Dravid

India’s ‘Wall’ Rahul Dravid is the fifth-highest run scorer for Rajasthan Royals. The legendary Indian batter came to RR after repeated failures with Royal Challengers Bangalore, and boy, didn’t he turn it around? Dravid was orthodox, yet he managed to score with his ability to pick the gaps ideally. He had fantastic back-foot play against spinners and pacers, which helped him score runs consistently in the league. Dravid went on to captain the side and later became the franchise’s mentor.

Concluding Thoughts

When it comes to the five top run scorers for the Rajasthan Royals, each of them contributed in their way. The five batters are as diverse as chalk and cheese. While the likes of Samson and Buttler belong to the modern age, the likes of Dravid and Rahane were as orthodox as one can get. Then you had someone like Watson who would restrain from attacking initially, only to turn the heat on during the fag end of the game.

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