Dubai: Virat Kohli became the first Indian batsman to reach 9,000 runs in T20 cricket. He achieved this milestone in Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) IPL match against Delhi Capitals (DC) yesterday in Dubai.
Kohli came into this contest with 8,990 runs from 285 T20s and needed 10 more runs to become the first Indian to reach 9,000 runs.
Kohli is placed seventh in the list of all-time scores in T20s with Chris Gayle leading the list with 13,296 T20 runs from 404 matches followed by Kieron Pollard (10,370), Shoaib Malik (9,926), Brendon McCullum (9,922), David Warner (9,451) and Kohli’s RCB teammate Aaron Finch (9,146) are ahead of the RCB and India skipper.
Kohli came into this match in good form after having hit his first IPL 2020 half-century, an unbeaten 72 against Rajasthan Royals in RCB’s last outing on Saturday.
In T20 internationals, Kohli is India’s highest scorer with 2794 runs closely followed by Rohit Sharma, who has 2,773 runs to his credit.
In the IPL, Kohli leads the batting charts with 5,524 runs followed by Suresh Raina (5,368) and Rohit Sharma, who crossed 5,000 IPL runs earlier this season and has 5,074 runs in his kitty.