Virat Kohli becomes first player to reach 6000 runs in IPL
Virat Kohli becomes first player to reach 6000 runs in IPL

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.

POS PLAYER Mat Inns NO Runs HS
1 Virat Kohli 196 188 31 6011 113
2 Suresh Raina 197 192 28 5448 100*
3 Shikhar Dhawan 180 179 24 5428 106*
4 David Warner 146 146 19 5384 126
5 Rohit Sharma 204 199 28 5368 109*
6 AB de Villiers 173 159 37 4974 133*
7 Chris Gayle 136 135 15 4848 175*
8 MS Dhoni 208 185 69 4667 84*
9 Robin Uthappa 189 182 17 4607 87
10 Gautam Gambhir 154 152 17 4217 93

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.

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.

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