Virat Kohli Becomes First Indian to Score 10,000 Runs in T20 Cricket: Virat Kohli has become the fifth batsman in the world and the first Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket. Kohli achieved this feat in the 39th match of IPL 2021 against Mumbai Indians today. Before this match, the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore needed only 13 runs to reach this point and he scored 10,000 runs in T20 cricket by hitting a six on Jasprit Bumrah.
Kohli, who announced his retirement from the Indian captaincy in this format after the IPL and the T20 World Cup, soon rose to the fourth spot in the list of most T20I run-scorers. He left behind David Warner (10,019).
More runs than Kohli in T20 cricket are now recorded in the name of West Indies’ Chris Gayle (14,275 runs) and Kieran Pollard (11,195 runs) and Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik (10,808 runs).
Rohit is behind Kohli
After King Kohli, Rohit Sharma is at number two when it comes to the Indian batsman who has scored the most runs in T20 cricket. Before the match against RCB, he scored 9,368 runs in 351 T20Is at an average of 32. During this, his bat has scored 6 centuries and 75 half-centuries.
Kohli scored his second consecutive century
Virat Kohli scored 51 runs in 42 balls against Mumbai Indians today. During this, three fours and three sixes came off his bat. This is Kohli’s second consecutive half-century in the second half of IPL 2021. Earlier, he had scored fifty against Chennai Super Kings.