IPL 2021: RCB captain Virat Kohli becomes 1st Indian batsman to score 10,000 T20 runs

IPL 2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli became the first Indian and fifth overall player to complete 10,000 T20 runs while batting against Mumbai Indians in Dubai on Sunday.

Virat Kohli achieves rare milestone, becomes 5th batsman to score 10,000 T20 runs (Courtesy of BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Virat Kohli became only the 5th batsman to get to 10,000 runs in T20s
  • Kohli was in devastating form against Mumbai Indians on Sunday
  • Kohli has been showing glimpses of return to peak form with the bat
Virat Kohli is back to breaking batting records at will. In a jaw-dropping stat that is a reflection of his greatness, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Kohli became the first Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.Virat Kohli got to the landmark while opening the batting for RCB against Mumbai Indians in Match 39 of IPL 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Kohli achieved the landmark in the over against Jasprit Bumraah where the skipper was taking his India teammate to the cleaners.Kohli hit Jasprit Bumrah for a four and followed it up with a terrific pull shot that flew over the boundary ropes.

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— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 26, 2021

Kohli, who has represented India (T20Is), Delhi (domestic cricket) and RCB (IPL), needed 66 runs to get to the T20 milestone before the crucial encounter against CSK. Kohli has arguably been the most successful batsman in the Indian Premier League. Despite not being able to land a title with Royal Challengers Bangalore, the skipper of the popular franchise owns quite a few batting records in the T20 league.Kohli’s former RCB teammate Chris Gayle leads the list of highest run-getters in T20 cricket. ‘Universe Boss’ has amassed 14,261 runs in 446 matches at a strike rate of 36.94 with 22 centuries and 87 fifties.Gayle’s national captain Kieron Pollard is second in the list, having scored 11,159 runs in 561 matches with one century and 56 half-centuries to his name. Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik, with 10,808 runs and 66 fifties in 436 games, ranks third in the list. David Warner rounds off the top 4 with 10,017 runs in 304 matches.

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