Chennai: Chennai Super Kings` Suresh Raina on Monday became the first-ever batsman to cross 2000 runs in the Indian Premier League.
Raina achieved the feat during the course of his 44-run knock against Kolkata Knight Riders at the M A Chidambaram Stadium here.
Prior to this match, the left-handed Raina had 1865 runs from 64 matches at an average of 35.86.
Raina, who top-scored for his team today, has been playing in the cash-rich Twenty20 league since its inaugural edition in 2008.
First Published: Monday, April 30, 2012, 23:36