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Virat Kohli reaches to a new landmark with 6000 runs for the Royal Challengers Bangalore

October 12, 2020

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Durba

IPL's leading scorer, Virat Kohli is the first batsman from Royal Challengers Bangalore to arrive at the achievement of 6000 runs. Kohli was 31 runs away from the achievement before the match against CSK on Saturday.

The captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore added another feather to his name as he reached to 6000 runs playing for the RCB team during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.

Kohli got to the milestone when he took his 31st run in the fourteenth over bowled by Ravindra Jadeja. He scored 424 runs from 15 matches that he played in the Champions League T20 at an average of 38.54. His remaining 5576 runs came in the Indian Premier League (IPL). It is now the most by any batsman in the league's history. He is the eleventh on the list of most runs in the Champions League T20.

Kohli recently reached 9000 T20 runs

Before this game, Kohli reached the landmark of scoring 9000 T20 runs. He played 286 T20 matches at an average of 41.05 with 5 hundred and 65 half-centuries. RCB after winning the toss and decided to bat first against CSK at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. RCB rolled out two changes with Chris Morris making his debut for the franchise while Gurkeerat Singh Mann supplanted Mohammad Siraj.

Kohli proceeded to score 90 not out from 52 balls, which is his highest score against CSK in the last 5 innings (18, 8, 6, 9), to help the Royal Challengers to post 169 for 4 in their 20 overs. It is additionally the highest score by any skipper against MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings.

The 31-year-old crushed 3 fours and 4 sixes at a strike-rate of more than 167 during his knock. This was Kohli's 38th IPL fifty and seventh against CSK. He was there with Shivam Dubey for an amazing unbeaten partnership of 76-run off just 34 balls for the fifth wicket. Shivam Dubey stayed unbeaten on 22 off 14 balls.

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Durba