IPL: Virat Kohli Becomes the First Batsman to Score 6000 Runs

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.

1Virat Kohli196188316011113
2Suresh Raina197192285448100*
3Shikhar Dhawan180179245428106*
4David Warner146146195384126
5Rohit Sharma204199285368109*
6AB de Villiers173159374974133*
7Chris Gayle136135154848175*
8MS Dhoni20818569466784*
9Robin Uthappa18918217460787
10Gautam Gambhir15415217421793

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.