Virat Kohli has moved past yet another milestone in T20 cricket. In the process of scoring his 42nd Indian Premier League half century, 47th fifty-plus knock, Kohli became the first Indian to score 10,000 T20 runs.
Kohli scored 51 runs off only 42 balls to guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to an impressive 165 for six against defending champions Mumbai Indians. He during the course of the innings moved past the 10,000-run mark in T20 format.
The Team India skipper also became the second fasted to reach the mark, only behind Chris Gayle. The Universe, representing Punjab Kings in the IPL 2021, had crossed 10,000 T20 career runs in his 285th innings.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 14, 2021
In an IPL 2021 match against Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Dubai International Stadium, Kohli reached the mark in style with a maximum in his 299th T20 innings.
Three other batsmen have over 10,000 T20I runs to their credit. Caribbean and Mumbai Indians star Kieron Pollard leads the pack with 11,195 runs), followed by former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik (10,808 runs) and Australia star David Warner (10,019 runs).
Last Monday, Kohli had also become the fifth player to have featured in 200 IPL games.
Kohli has also shown shines of regaining his touch with the willow. In the game against Mumbai Indians he scored his second consecutive half-century. The valiant knock also set up a 54-run victory for Royal Challengers Bangalore.