IPL 2021: Virat Kohli becomes first cricketer to cross 6000 runs in IPL

Virat Kohli struck a half-century today in Royal Challengers Bangalore's win over Rajasthan Royals.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli scripted history as he became the first cricketer in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to cross the mark of 6000 runs. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper has been an integral part of the franchise and there is no doubt, that he has been the most consistent player in the history of the tournament. That was evidenced when Kohli crossed the 6000-run mark.

Kohli notched up a half-century today against Rajasthan Royals (RR) as he put on a stunning partnership with Devdutt Padikkal in a stupendous show of power hitting. The duo chased down a competitive total of 178 in no time to help RCB reclaim their No. 1 spot on the points table from the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) who had climbed to the spot yesterday after their thrilling win in a high-scoring contest against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Virat Kohli gets past the 6000-run mark

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli needed 54 runs today to cross the mark of 6000 runs. He got to it with a flicked four to square leg en route his unbeaten knock against RR. In the process, he became the first player ever to reach the mark. Second on the list is Suresh Raina who has 5448 runs. Third is Shikhar Dhwawan with 5428 runs. David Warner and Rohit Sharma are the other players with more than 5000 runs.

Meanwhile, RCB will be an upbeat bunch now, due to their top position in the table and the four consecutive wins in the 2021 edition of the IPL. They would certainly hope that the form this year makes them one of the contenders for the title as they chase the elusive first IPL title.

RCB face Chennai Super Kings next on the 25th of April.

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