Royal Challengers Bangalore star Virat Kohli scripted history when he became the first batter to score 7000 runs in the Indian Premier League. Kohli reached the milestone when he got to 12 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium against Delhi Capitals on Saturday. He also becomes the first batsman to score 1000 Runs against Delhi in IPL.
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Kohli’s run tally in the Indian Premier League stood at 6988 in 233 IPL matches at an average of 36.61 before the match against Delhi Capitals. Kohli has been in amazing form with the bat in IPL 2023. He has scored 376 runs in 9 matches. Virat Kohli is also the leading run-scorer of the Indian Premier League. He made a league-record 973 runs in 2016. The record still stands today. Kohli also has 5 centuries and 46 half-centuries in the Indian Premier League, with a best score of 113.
Virat Kohli in Indian Premier League:
Kohli had his worst IPL season in a decade in the 2022 season. He was only able to score 341 runs from 16 matches at an average of 22.73. Kohli scored one of the slowest half-centuries in IPL history last season.
Things began to change for Virat Kohli after his maiden T20I century against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup last year. He finished 2022 with a century against Bangladesh and began 2023 with two hundred in a three-match ODI series at home against Sri Lanka. In the final Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Ahmedabad, Virat ended his Test century drought with a fine 186 against Australia.
Kohli has been brilliant for Royal Challengers Bangalore this season. He started the season on high with a match-winning inning against Mumbai Indians at Chinnaswamy Stadium. Kohli was the top scorer for the hosts with a 49-ball 82 and added 148 with his opening partner and captain Faf du Plessis as they chased 172.