Virat Kohli Becomes Highest Run-Getter In IPL History


Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli added another feather to his cap by becoming the leading run scorer in the history of the Indian Premier League.
Kohli achieved the feat during his valiant knock of 92 not out against Mumbai Indians (MI) as RCB stumbled to their second defeat in four matches so far in the tournament.

Kohli surpassed fellow Indian Suresh Raina’s tally of 4558 runs during his stellar innings against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday. Kohli wasn’t at his best at the start of the season but came to his own with two power-packed knocks against Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians.

While the Royal Challengers Bangalore have struggled this season with a string of losses, Kohli has been prolific, contributing handsomely with the bat.

The RCB captain who scored an unbeaten 92 for his side against Mumbai Indians was the sole contributor as they ended on the losing side while chasing down a mammoth 214-run target.

Kohli went past Raina’s total of 4,558 runs in IPL history when he reached the score of 32. Kohli remained unbeaten on 92 off 62 balls, in which he hit seven fours and four sixes.

However, RCB lost to Mumbai Indians by a margin of 46 runs, following which they slipped to the seventh spot in the IPL 2018 points table. RCB’s next game is on April 21 against Delhi Daredevils (DD) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.