Highest Fours in IPL History - Dominance Beyond Boundaries

Know which player has hit the highest fours in IPL history and how many matches he has taken to reach that milestone. Also, get the top 10 players with the most fours.

Highest Fours in IPL History - Dominance Beyond Boundaries
Subhayan Dutta

Written by: Subhayan Dutta

(Sports Writer)

Fact checked by: Dillip Mohanty

(Sports Editor)

Last updated: 2024-01-16

5 minutes read

Punjab Kings veteran Shikhar Dhawan has hit the highest fours in IPL history with his tally being 750 in 217 matches. The southpaw was a mainstay in the Indian team until a few years back and managed to hand numerous strong starts alongside current Indian captain Rohit Sharma.

Hitting a boundary requires more control than whacking a ball over the ropes. Hence, the top 10 players who have hit the most fours in IPL are all great stroke players. 

Most 4 in IPL history

By Players

RankPlayerMatchesRuns4s
1Shikhar Dhawan2106506750
2David Warner1676187646
3Virat Kohli2276888643
4Rohit Sharma2295901553
5Suresh Raina2055528506
6Gautam Gambhir1544217492
7Robin Uthappa2054952481
8Ajinkya Rahane1594135453
9Dinesh Karthik2304385439
10AB de Villiers1845162413
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Shikhar Dhawan - 750 fours in IPL

Shikhar Dhawan Batting in IPL for PBKS.jpeg

A part of the Indian Premier League since the inaugural Indian Premier League season, Shikhar Dhawan has gathered over 6500 runs in 217 matches. The left-hander had always taken a liking towards hitting boundaries and it was evident in the first season when he hit 35 fours. Dhawan’s best season came in IPL 2020 when he ended up hitting a whopping 67 boundaries in 17 games.

David Warner - 646 fours in IPL

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Yet another left-hander who opened for multiple IPL teams, David Warner also loves dealing in boundaries. By the time Warne had cemented his place in IPL, it was already 2010 but the aggressive batsman has since dominated proceedings in almost all seasons. His best season came in IPL 2016 when he led Sunrisers Hyderabad to the title and hit 88 boundaries in the process. He has 646 boundaries to his name and is the second batsman with the most boundaries in IPL.

Virat Kohli - 643 fours in IPL

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The former India and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper has been the highest scorer in the tournament and the only batsman to hit four centuries in one season. While quick singles and doubles are the most preferred mode of scoring runs for the fittest cricketer in India, Virat Kohli has also hit as many as 643 boundaries in the 237 matches that he has played so far.

Rohit Sharma - 229 fours in IPL

Rohit Sharma IPL Batting for MI.jpeg

Five-time IPL winner with Mumbai Indians and once with the now-defunct Deccan Chargers, Rohit Sharma has been an IPL legend. He sits fifth on the list of batsmen with most boundaries in the tournament having hit 554 fours in 243 matches. While Sharma has been MI’s opener for almost a decade now, he was a middle-order batsman with DC and didn’t get as many balls to score more boundaries in the first few IPL seasons.

Suresh Raina - 506 fours in IPL

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Popularly known as Mr IPL for his ability to score runs almost at will, during his time with the Chennai Super Kings, Suresh Raina was also a prolific boundary hitter which is proven by the fact that he sits fifth on the list despite having retired from IPL almost two years back. A floating batsman who could play his role with equal effect in any position from 3 to 6, Raina has hit 506 fours in 205 IPL games.

Most Fours in IPL

By a Team

RankTeamsFours
1Mumbai Indians3418
2Delhi Capitals3275
3Punjab Kings3202
4Kolkata Knight Riders3219
5Royal Challengers Bangalore3144
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Five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians is the IPL team to hit the most number of fours in the tournament since its inception in 2008. Having the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and many more in the side over the years have seen the franchises leading this list.

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Mumbai Indians are followed by Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore. While DC and PBKS have had prolific boundary hitters Dhawan and Warner in the side for multiple seasons, KKR had the likes of Gautam Gambhir and Jaques Kallis to make the case for them, while Kohli and AB de Villiers have contributed to RCB being on this list. 

Most Fours in a Match in IPL

By a Player

RankPlayerTeamFours in an inningsVs TeamDate
1Paul ValthatyKings XI Punjab19Chennai Super KingsApril 13, 2011
1AB de VilliersRoyal Challengers Bangalore19Mumbai IndiansMay 10, 2015
2Michael LumbRajasthan Royals16Punjab KingsApril 7, 2010
3Ajinkya RahaneRajasthan Royals16Punjab KingsApril 6, 2012
4Devon ConwayChennai Super Kings16Punjab KingsApril 30, 2023
5Yashasvi JaiswalRajasthan Royals16Mumbai IndiansApril 30, 2023
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Former IPL players Paul Valthaty and AB de Villiers sit atop the list of batsmen who have hit the most boundaries in an IPL match. While De Villiers’ tally of 19 boundaries came against MI in 2015, where he ended up scoring an unbeaten 133, Valthaty attained the same feat against CSK in 2011 as he remained unbeaten on 120 runs.

FAQs

Who has hit the most fours in IPL 2023?

Gujarat Titans opener Shubman Gill hit the most number of fours in IPL 2023. Gill won the orange cap last season, hitting 85 fours in the process. He was followed by Rajasthan’s Yashasvi Jaiswal with 82 fours.

Who hit 700 fours in the IPL?

Shikhar Dhawan is the only batsman to cross the 700-fours threshold in IPL.His current tally of boundaries stands at 750 after the conclusion of IPL 2023.

How many 4s are there in IPL 2023?

The IPL 2023 edition ended with 2174 fours, 1124 sixes and 12 hundreds in total.

Which player has 6 4s in IPL?

Rajasthan Royals’ Ajinkya Rahane has hit 6 fours in a single over during the 2012 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He is the only player to do so.

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Subhayan Dutta

Subhayan Dutta

An M.A. in English Literature, Subhayan is an experienced journalist and sports writer. Having worked as a journalist at Hindustan Times, Subhayan covered diverse beats including sports, education, and health, showcasing his versatility and in-depth understanding of various subjects.

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