Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli became the first player to score 6000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He brought up the milestone during RCB’s 10-wicket thrashing of Rajasthan Royals (RR) in IPL 2021 on Thursday.
Virat Kohli Reaches 6000 Runs in IPL
He achieved the feat while playing against Rajasthan Royals in his 4th match of IPL 2021. The 32-year-old has also hit 40 fifties in the Indian Premier League.
Kohli scored his first half-century of the season, as he hit six fours and three sixes en route to his 47-ball 72. Coming into the match, Kohli needed to score 51 runs to get to the milestone. He currently has 6021 runs in the IPL and leads the tournament’s run charts.
No player is even close to Kohli on the list. CSK’s Suresh Raina and DC’s Shikhar Dhawan is placed second and third in the list of most run-scorers in IPL.
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Suresh Raina Congrats Virat Kohli
Suresh Raina, who is next in the list behind Kohli, was one of the first to congratulate him on his feat.
“This is HUGE, meet the first ever player to reach 6000 runs in IPL,” Raina tweeted, tagging Kohli. “It was a delight to watch, more power to you,” he added.
This is HUGE, meet the first ever player to reach 6000 runs in IPL @imVkohli It was a delight to watch, more power to you 🙌 Wishing you many more success in life!🤗 #RCBvRR #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/fhAqD2J6Jy
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 22, 2021
Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangaore will lock their horns with MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings for their next league match in the IPL 2021 tournament at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 25.