Undoubtedly, Chennai Super Kings is the most successful team in the IPL. From MS Dhoni’s leadership to their management and players, everything is perfect. Even CSK has a remarkable ability to extract the best out of any player, which makes them the most excellent IPL team ever. But this yellow jersey also gets dominated by some great batsmen who have consistently scored runs against them. So, let’s look at the batters with the most runs against CSK in IPL.
1. Shikhar Dhawan (1,057 Runs)
Shikhar Dhawan has always been one of the most consistent batsmen in IPL. Irrespective of which teams Shikhar plays with, he always consistently performs for his team. Shikhar Dhawan is the second-highest run-scorer in IPL history, which also proves that he may have performed well against almost every team, and CSK is one of them. Even against CSK, Shikhar Dhawan has scored the most runs. In 29 innings, Shikhar Dhawan scored 1,057 runs with an average of 44, where he also scored one century and eight half-centuries.
2. Virat Kohli (985 Runs)
Undoubtedly, Virat Kohli is one of the greatest and best batsmen in the world. In every format of international cricket, he has scored a massive amount of runs and played plenty of match-winning innings. Apart from international cricket, Virat Kohli is also the most successful batsman in IPL history. No one can forget his ruthless form in the 2016 IPL, where he scored almost 1,000 runs. From 2008 to 2023, Virat Kohli has played against practically every franchise where Virat has played match-winning innings. Even against CSK, Virat has played 30 innings where he scored 985 runs with an average of 37, which includes nine half-centuries.
3. Rohit Sharma (791 Runs)
Rohit Sharma is a former captain of Mumbai Indians in IPL. Even though he will not captain Mumbai Indians in this edition, no one can take his due from his. As a captain, Rohit Sharma won 5 IPL trophies for Mumbai Indians, which is the most by any captain. Even as a batsman, he has played many vital innings for Mumbai Indians. Even against CSK, Rohit Sharma has performed very well where he has scored 791 runs with an average of 26. In his IPL career, CSK has been one of his favourite teams as under his captaincy, Mumbai Indians beat CSK three times in finals.
4. Dinesh Karthik (675 Runs)
Dinesh Karthik is a right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper of India. Even though Dinesh Karthik is currently not playing international cricket, he plays IPL. In IPL, Dinesh Karthik plays for RCB and is performing decently with bat and keeping. It is shocking to know that he is 4th highest run scorer against CSK in IPL. In 29 innings against CSK, Dinesh Karthik has scored 675 runs with an average of 28. His runs against CSK are even more than those of great batters like David Warner and AB de Villiers.
5. David Warner (644 Runs)
In the IPL, there have been a lot of great overseas batters like Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers, but David Warner is the best overseas batsman that has ever played the IPL, and his stats also prove the same. In IPL history, David Warner is the highest run-scorer and overseas batsman with the most runs. From 2009 to now, it has been almost 15 years since he is playing IPL. David Warner has performed against every team in nearly every IPL season. He even performed against CSK as well. In 20 innings, David Warner scored 644 runs against CSK with an average of 32, which included eight half-centuries.
6. Kieron Pollard (583 Runs)
Kieron Pollard is one of the most dangerous batsmen that the IPL has ever seen. He is one of the finest batsmen who can destroy any bowling lineup in the world. For Mumbai Indians, Kieron Pollard has always appeared to be one of the biggest match-winners. Like Rohit Sharma, he also likes to play against CSK, as his records against them are fantastic. Against CSK, Kieron Pollard has finished many matches on his own. In 23 IPL innings against CSK, Kieron Pollard scored 583 runs with an average of 36, where he scored four half-centuries as well.
7. Robin Uthappa (547 Runs)
Robin Uthappa is a former right-handed batsman from India. He was also the winning member of the 2007 T20 World Cup. In IPL, Robin Uthappa has played for franchises like RCB and KKR, where he played many crucial innings for his team. Even Robin Uthappa is the 9th highest run-scorer in IPL history. Robin Uthappa scored the majority of IPL runs when he was in KKR. Even against CSK, Robin Uthappa scored many runs. In 22 innings, he scored 547 runs against CSK, which came with an average of 28.
8. AB de Villiers (532 Runs)
AB de Villiers is one of the best and most destructive batsmen that cricket has ever seen. Even in the IPL, he has played many unbelievable innings that ordinary batters cannot play. AB de Villiers is the only batsman to score 5,000 IPL runs with a strike rate of above 150. In his IPL career, he played against every team and performed as well. Even there are many matches where AB de Villiers smashed CSK’s bowling lineup. In 25 innings against CSK, he scored 532 runs with an average of 23, which includes one century and three half-centuries.
9. Shane Watson (480 Runs)
In IPL, Shane Watson has played for three franchises: Rajasthan, RCB, and CSK. From 2017 onwards, Shane Watson has always played for the CSK franchise, where he performed and won the IPL trophy. But there was a time when Shane Watson used to play for Rajasthan Royals. At that time, he scored plenty of runs against CSK. In 12 IPL innings against CSK, Shane Watson scored 480 runs with a decent average of 43. Against CSK, he also scored a century and four half-centuries.
10. KL Rahul (455 Runs)
In modern times, KL Rahul is one of the finest batsmen in the world. His classy flick shots are mesmerizing. Even in the IPL, KL Rahul has always been performing very well with his bat. Even in IPL 2020, KL Rahul was a one-person army for Punjab, and he was also the highest run-scorer of that season. Even though KL Rahul always performs against every good team, CSK is one of them. In 12 innings against CSK, KL Rahul has scored 455 runs with an average of 41, where he scored four centuries.