Virat Kohli became the first player to touch the milestone of 6000 IPL runs. Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Kohli has 6000 IPL runs as only the first cricketer in the IPL. He touched this milestone against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday.
Prior to this match, Kohli played 195 matches in the IPL in the jersey of Bangalore. He scored 5949 runs. So, to reach this new height, he needed 51 runs. Which he picked up by hitting 35 balls in the 13th over of the innings.
The Bangalore captain became the first cricketer to score 6000 runs in the Indian Premier League in 196 matches. Kohli has scored a total of 6021 runs in 198 matches in the IPL. He has scored a total of 40 half-centuries in addition to 5 centuries. He hit 518 fours and 204 sixes to make this run.
RCB has also achived a new record as a team. They have not won all of their first four matches in any of the 13 seasons in history. It is to be noted that RCB has won all the 4 matches they have played this year. Kohli’s team is at the top of the points table with 100 percent victory.
In their fourth match, they chased down the challenging target of 178 runs given by Rajasthan Royals but won with 21 balls and 10 wickets in hand. 178 runs for Mumbai’s wicket is not too difficult because it has been seen in previous matches, Royal Challengers Bangalore was not supposed to be difficult even with great rhythm.
But Kohli and Padikkal have kept the rhythm of the opening match throughout the match, picking up the fifth from 26 balls, Padikkal scored his first century in the next 24 balls to ensure a big victory for the team. Bangalore’s two openers, captain Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal, gave the team a flying start Devdutt Padikkal scored his first century in the IPL. And Virat Kohli also got fifty in this year’s tournament.
Rajasthan Royals: 177/9 (Shivam Dubey 48, Rahul Tewatia 40, Ryan Parag 25, Sanju Samson 21, Chris Morris 10, Shreyas Gopal 6 *, Mohammad Siraj 3/26, Hershal Patel 3/46).
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 181/0, 18.3 overs; (Devdutt Padikkal 101 *, Virat Kohli 72 *).
Player of the Match: Devdutt Padikkal.
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