The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 got over on May 29 and Gujarat Titans (GT) emerged as winners in the final, courtesy a handsome win over Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the world’s largest cricket stadium, Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Several records were broken during the course of the 74 games played this season.
Let's take a look at batting records made in TATA IPL 2022
1 – More than 1,000 sixes were hit in IPL 2022. It is the first time in an IPL season that this has happened. IPL 2022 saw 1062 maximums. The previous highest was 872 sixes in IPL 2018.
3 – Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) batter Quinton de Kock’s unbeaten knock of 140 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is the third-highest knock in IPL history after Chris Gayle’s 175 for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against Pune Warriors India (PWI) in IPL 2013 and Brendon McCullum’s 158 not out for KKR against RCB in IPL 2008.
1 - Quinton de Kock’s unbeaten knock of 140 runs is the highest individual knock scored by a Protea batter in IPL history. He surpassed AB de Villiers’ unbeaten knock of 133 runs for RCB against Mumbai Indians.
1 - Lucknow Super Giants openers, KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock, racked up the highest opening partnership of 210 runs against KKR this season by leapfrogging the previous record of 185 runs set by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) openers, Jonny Bairstow and David Warner, against RCB in IPL 2019.
1 - This opening stand between KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock is the first-ever 200-plus opening partnership in the league.
1 - Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul became the first pair to bat all 20 overs of an IPL innings, in LSG’s league encounter with KKR.
4 - It is also just the fourth instance of an opening pair batting out the full 20 overs of a T20 innings after Gibraltar openers, Balaji Pai and Louis Bruce, against Bulgaria in 2020, Kamran Akmal and Salman Butt for Lahore Whites against Islamabad in Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017 and Khulna Royal Bengals openers, Lou Vincent and Shahriar Nafees, against Duronto Rajshahi in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2013.
1 - The stand of 210 runs between Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul is the highest for any wicket against KKR, surpassing the unbeaten 167-run stand between Rohit Sharma and Herschelle Gibbs for the second wicket for Mumbai Indians (MI) in IPL 2012.
1 - Quinton de Kock smashed 71 runs in the last five overs of the LSG innings against KKR, which is the most by a batter in the IPL in this phase. He outstripped 68 runs scored by KKR’s Andre Russell against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL 2018.
10 - This is the 10th time a player has scored a century against KKR, which is the most conceded by any team in IPL history. They beat Mumbai Indians (9) to get their name on this unwanted record.
10 - Quinton de Kock clubbed 10 sixes in his unbeaten knock of 140 runs against KKR which is the highest for any player in a knock this season.
1 - KKR finisher Pat Cummins smashed the joint-fastest fifty against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2022. He equalized the record of Punjab Kings (PBKS) opener KL Rahul who scored fifty in just 14 balls against Delhi Capitals in IPL 2018.
35 - In the same game against Mumbai Indians, Pat Cummins scored 35 runs in an over bowled by Daniel Sams, which is the second-highest runs scored in an over in IPL history.
The highest number of runs scored in an over in IPL is 37 which happened twice, Royal Challengers Bangalore against Kochi Tuskers Kerala (KTK) in IPL 2011 and Chennai Super Kings against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021.
700 - Punjab opener Shikhar Dhawan got past 700 IPL fours in this season of IPL. RCB batter Virat Kohli is second to Shikhar Dhawan (701 fours) with 578 fours in IPL.
4 - Jos Buttler has five IPL centuries to his name; only one player has more centuries in IPL than Buttler - Chris Gayle (6).
1 – SRH opener Abhishek Sharma scored the highest runs (426) among uncapped players in this season of IPL. The second-highest is SRH batter Rahul Tripathi who scored 413 runs in this edition of IPL.
1 - Rohit Sharma became the first player to open the batting throughout an IPL season without any fifty-plus scores.
3 - CSK all-rounder Moeen Ali cracked six boundaries in an over bowled by Rajasthan Royals (RR) pacer Trent Boult. He became only the third player to smash six boundaries in an over and end up in a losing cause in IPL, after Suresh Raina for CSK against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP, now PBKS) in IPL 2014 and Jos Buttler against KKR in IPL 2018.
1 - RCB batter Virat Kohli became the first player to score 7000 runs for a single team (RCB) in T20 cricket while playing against Gujarat Titans. The next closest is Suresh Raina with 5529 runs for CSK.
5 - KL Rahul became the first player to score 500-plus runs in five consecutive IPL seasons in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
1 - In this season of IPL, sum totals of 200 have been scored 17 times by IPL units, which is most for any season. It surpassed the record of the 2018 edition of IPL, where 200 was scored 15 times by IPL teams.
1 - LSG opener Quinton de Kock smashed his 49th half-century in T20 cricket, which is most for any wicketkeeper batter in T20 cricket. He overtook wicketkeeper batter Kamran Akmal, who has 48 half-centuries to his name in T20 cricket.
1 – KKR’s Andre Russell became the fastest to 2000 IPL runs, in just 1120 balls. The previous fastest was Virender Sehwag, who reached the 2000-run mark in IPL in 1211 balls.
1 – MI’s Tilak Varma broke the record of most number of runs in a season of IPL for a player under 20 years of age. He scored 397 runs in this edition of IPL. The previous highest was 366 by Rishabh Pant in the 2017 season of IPL.
1 - This is the first-ever IPL season with 50 first-ball ducks. Total of 53 first ball ducks were recored in this season of IPL. The previous closest was 46 in 2013.
1 - Ravichandran Ashwin struck his maiden IPL fifty against Delhi Capitals after playing 70 IPL innings, which is the second-highest for any player in IPL history. Ravindra Jadeja still holds the record of playing the most number of innings before a maiden IPL fifty – 131 IPL innings.
2 – GT’s Shubman Gill became only the second player who batted through all 20 overs of an IPL innings without hitting a six, while smashing an unbeaten knock of 63 runs against LSG. The first player was Sachin Tendulkar who didn’t hit a single six though 20 overs in his unbeaten knock of 63 runs for MI against CSK in IPL 2009.
1 - Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill shared the first-ever century opening stand for Gujarat Titans, but ended up losing. No other team in IPL has their first hundred opening partnership in a losing cause.
1 – The opening stand of 106 runs between Saha and Gill is the highest partnership for Gujarat Titans. The second-highest stand for GT is 101 recorded by Gill and Sai Sudharshan against PBKS.
1 - Virat Kohli became the first player to face 5000 balls in IPL. The previous highest deliveries faced was by Shikhar Dhawan who faced 4810 balls in IPL.
1 - Virat Kohli became the first-ever player with 50 half-centuries for a single team. The second-closest is David Warner who scored 42 half-centuries for SRH.
1 - Deepak Hooda became the slowest player to reach 1000 IPL runs, in 71 innings. The previous record-holder was Kedar Jadhav who scored 1000 runs in 62 IPL innings.
1 - Nitish Rana became the first player with half-centuries at all top-6 batting positions for an IPL team, while playing for KKR against Delhi Capitals (DC).
1 - Shikhar Dhawan became the first player to score 1000 IPL runs against Chennai Super Kings. The second closest is Virat Kohli with 949 runs against CSK in IPL.
1 - KL Rahul becomes the first-ever player to score three centuries against a single team in T20 cricket.
1 - KL Rahul became the fastest Indian to reach 6000 T20 runs, in 166 innings. The previous fastest was Virat Kohli who took 184 innings.
1 - KL Rahul is the first player to score a hundred in his 100th IPL match, while smashing an unbeaten knock of 103 runs for LSG against Mumbai Indians.
1 – Ravichandran Ashwin became the first player to retire out in IPL while playing for Rajasthan Royals against LSG.
1 - LSG batter Ayush Badoni became the first player to score a half-century on IPL debut, batting at no. 6 or below while playing against Gujarat Titans.
1 - Virat Kohli became the first player to bat in 200 T20 innings for a single team (RCB) in IPL. The next highest is 171 innings by Suresh Raina for CSK.
1 – RCB’s Rajat Patidar smacked the fastest hundred by an uncapped player in IPL, in the eliminator against LSG in just 49 balls. The previous record-holder was Devdutt Padikkal who hammered a century for RCB while playing against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021 in 51 balls.
1 - Rajat Patidar became the first uncapped player to register a century in the playoffs of IPL.
5 - Rajat Patidar became the fifth player to smack an IPL century at Eden Gardens in Kolkata after Mahela Jayawardene (vs KKR in IPL 2010), Chris Gayle (vs KKR in IPL 2011), Rohit Sharma (vs KKR in IPL 2012), Virat Kohli (vs KKR in IPL 2019).
1 - Rajat Patidar became the first RCB player to crack a century in the IPL playoffs. The previous highest was 94 off 50 by Manish Pandey for KKR against King XI Punjab in IPL 2014 final.
1 - Rajat Patidar equalised the record of fastest century in IPL playoffs, which was held by Wriddhiman Saha, who smashed 111 runs off 55 balls (century in 49 balls) for KXIP against KKR.
1 - Jos Buttler became the first player to score 200 runs in the playoffs of an IPL season. The second closest is David Warner with 190 runs (in 2016).
4 - Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler became only the second player to smash four centuries in an edition of IPL after Virat Kohli.
1 - Jos Buttler is the first player to win the Orange Cap for Rajasthan Royals.
1 - Jos Buttler is the first England cricketer to win the Orange Cap in IPL.
1 - Sanju Samson became the highest run-scorer (2849 runs) for RR in IPL after surpassing Ajinkya Rahane (2810 runs).
2 - RR opener Jos Buttler scored 863 runs in this edition of IPL, which is the second-most for any player in an IPL season. Only Virat Kohli scored more runs (973 runs) in one edition of IPL than Buttler.