IPL 2024: Records Virat Kohli Can Break During Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings Clash


Star India batsman Virat Kohli will take to the crease for the first time since January 2024 during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season opener between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). His comeback is likely to rewrite the history books, taking him to an untouchable pinnacle of records. Kohli was last seen taking part in the third T20 match between India and Afghanistan in Bengaluru. After this, he could not even play in the recently concluded five-match Test series against England.

If Kohli scores six runs during the match against Chennai on Friday, he will become the first Indian in history to score 12,000 runs in T20. So far, the former Indian captain, who has played 376 T20 matches, has scored 11,994 runs.

The 35-year-old player will also get a chance to become the first Indian batsman and third overall to score 100 50s in T20. Above him in the list are Chris Gayle (110) and David Warner (109).

Additionally, Kohli will get a chance to become the second batsman to score 1000 runs against the Chennai-based franchise in the IPL. Kohli, who has 985 runs in 31 matches, needs to score just 15 runs to achieve the remarkable feat.

The 35-year-old player is also the highest run-scorer in the IPL so far. In 237 matches and 229 innings, India's power-hitting batsman has scored 7263 runs at an average of 37.24 with a strike rate of 130.02. His best score is 113. He has scored seven centuries in his IPL career, the most by a batsman, and 50 fifties.

Last season, the 35-year-old batsman was the fourth-highest run-scorer, scoring 639 runs at an average of 53.25 and a strike rate of 139.82. His best score was 101*. The 35-year-old scored two centuries and six fifties but could not take his team to the playoffs.

The 17th season of the IPL begins on Friday, with defending champions Chennai set to take on Bengaluru in the southern derby at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

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