3. VIRAT KOHLI (INDIA)
The captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore was under the pump after his dismal performances in the World Cup. With RCB’s poor performances in the last three seasons of the lucrative league, the Indian test captain was under resounding pressure. But as they say, commit the hour commit the champion. After, what was a slow start for him and the side, this champion player has rallied his side to the final four on back of some fabulous captaincy as well as on his marvelous spree of run scoring. Who can forget that do or die match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad where the team needed 12 off the last 5 deliveries and that too against the resilient Bhubneshwar Kumar who has had a super run at restricting the batsman in the death overs upto this point in the IPL. But, on back of Kohli’s heroics RCB won the match comfortably with a ball to spare. And this time, the same Sunrisers Hyderabad side who had spoiled RCB’s party in the last two editions couldn’t resist this mind-boggling knock of 44 of just 19 deliveries. In this edition of IPL , he has scored 481 runs at a strike rate of 133 . He has scored three half-centuries at a staggering average of 53. He is ranked 3rd in the list.