Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli became the 1st Indian batsman to achieve the 10,000-run mark across T20s. Kohli, who was ranked as one of the world’s most famous athletes by ESPN and one of the most valuable athlete brands by Forbes, completed his 10,000 runs in the shortest format in his side RCB’s clash against Mumbai Indians at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.
Kohli was playing in his 314th T20 match. After sending RCB to bat, Kohli dragged his India team-mate Jasprit Bumrah for a six to get the milestone in the fourth over. Jasprit Bumrah’s over helped him achieve the fest. Kohli scored 51 off 42 balls and posted a 68-run stand for the second wicket with KS Bharat (32) after opener Devdutt Padikkal was sent packing on a duck.
Kohli opens one more account that he is now the 5th batsman in the world to get to 10,000 T20 runs. Kohli now has 10038 runs in T20 cricket and has exceeded Australia’s David Warner, who has a score of 10019. Kohli thus moved Warner to the fourth spot on the list of highest run-getters in T20 cricket. The top cricketers in the list are Chris Gayle with 14,275 in the shortest format followed by Kieron Pollard (11195) and Shoaib Malik (10808).
As per reports, Kohli is set to step down from RCB captaincy at the end of this season, and in total the 32-year-old has played 298 innings before the last match and has scored runs at an average of 41.61 with the help of five hundred and 73 fifties.