IPL 2020: Virat Kohli becomes first Indian to reach 9000 runs in T20 cricket

Virat Kohli became the first Indian cricketer and seventh player overall to reach 9000 T20 runs during an IPL game against DC in Dubai on Monday.

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Virat Kohli

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Indian men’s cricket team skipper Virat Kohli has become the first Indian batsman to reach 9000 T20 runs. He achieved this record during the clash between Delhi Capitals (DC) and RCB in the 19th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.

Kohli was just 10 runs short from the milestone before match against Delhi Capitals. He achieved this feat with a boundary off Harshal Patel in the fifth over of RCB’s chase.

Top 5 highest run getters in T20s

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Chris Gayle

Now Virat Kohli has joined the elite club, which is led by the Universal Boss, Chris Gayle. Gayle has scores 10370 runs in 404 T20s. Fellow Carrebian batsman, Kieron Pollard, holds the second position, he has amassed 10370 runs in 517 matches.

Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik holds the third spot with 9926 runs in 392 matches. Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who scored brilliant 158 in very first match of IPL holds the 4th spot with 9922 runs in 370 matches. SunRisers Hyderabad’s and Australian explosive batsman, David Warner has scored 9451 runs in 287 matches and holds 5th spot.

  1. Chris Gayle, 13296 runs (404 matches)
  2. Kieron Pollard, 10370 runs (517 matches)
  3. Shoaib Malik, 9926 (392 matches)
  4. Brendon McCullum, 9922 runs (370 matches)
  5. David Warner, 9451 runs (287 matches)

Virat Kohli – Second fastest batsman to achieve the feat

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Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has become the second-fastest batsman overall and first Indian, who has achieved this milestone. Virat achieved this feat in his 271st innings, while Chris Gayle is the fastest, amassing 9000 runs in just 253 innings.

In T20 Internationals, Virat Kohli is the highest run-getter, with 2794 runs in 82 matches at an impressive average of 50.80. Indian ODI team deputy, Rohit Sharma is going neck to neck with Kohli in T20Is, with 2773 runs in 108 matches.

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