Virat Kohli becomes first player to score 6000 IPL runs

Virat Kohli becomes first batsman to score 6000 runs in the IPL

Captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli on Thursday became the first player in history to notch up 6000 runs in the Indian Premier league, while batting against Rajasthan Royals in Match 16 of IPL 2021 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Kohli, the leading run-getter in the IPL was on 5949 runs prior to the start of the game, and a little over 13 years after he played his first IPL match – against KKR back in 2008 – Kohli created history, getting to Mount 6K and cementing his legacy even further. He currently has 6021 runs in the IPL and leads the tournament’s run charts. Kohli had earlier registered scores of 33 against Mumbai Indians, 33 against Sunrisers Hyderabad and 5 against Kolkata Knight Riders and his fifty against RR is his first of the season and 41st of his IPL career. Kohli also holds the record of second-most centuries in IPL. He has slammed 5 centuries in the cash-rich league. Besides this, his record also includes most runs in an IPL season. He had scored 973 runs in a single season in IPL 2016, which included 4 tons.

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is among few players who have completed 200 sixes in IPL. Suresh Raina, who is next in the list behind Kohli, was one of the first to congratulate him on his feat. CSK’s Suresh Raina and DC’s Shikhar Dhawan is placed second and third in the list of most run-scorers in IPL.