IPL 2020: Virat Kohli needs 7 sixes to become third Indian to reach 200 IPL sixes

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

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Virat Kohli

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli is all for next clash against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Saturday in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Kohli had a poor start in the tournament but shown signs of form in the previous two games.

Kohli can join an elite list if he goes on to play a big knock in the match. India Team captain so far has smashed 193 sixes in the tournament. If things go in Kohli’s favor, he will become only the third Indian after Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni to get to 200 IPL sixes.

Top 4 players to get to 200 sixes:

Virat Kohli (L) and Chris Gayle
  • Chris Gayle (326)
  • AB de Villiers (219)
  • MS Dhoni (213)
  • Rohit Sharma (208)

Overall, he will be the fifth batsman to achieved the feat after Chris Gayle (326), AB de Villiers (219) , Dhoni (213) and Rohit (208). In previous match, Kohli achieved a grand T20 milestone. He 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 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.

Now Virat Kohli has joined the elite club, which is led by the Universal Boss, Chris Gayle. Gayle has scores 13296 runs in 404 T20s. Fellow Carrebian batsman, Kieron Pollard, holds the second position, he has amassed 10370 runs in 517 matches.

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