Virat Kohli becomes first Indian to score 12,000 runs in T20 cricket | Cricket News

Mar22,2024



Virat Kohli He began the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) by crossing another milestone in his remarkable career as he completed 12,000 runs in T20 cricket during the opening match of the season. Royal Challengers Bangalore And Chennai Super Kings.
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Before the start of the match on Friday, Kohli's T20 run tally stood at 11,994 runs, he needed six runs to reach the historic feat. It was not easy for Kohli due to the fall of wickets after the cameo of RCB captain and fellow opener. Faf du Plessis (35 runs in 23 balls) made an opening partnership of 41 runs. But RCB slipped to 42/3, leaving Kohli to hold the fort.
Kohli faced only eight balls in the first seven overs.
He eventually completed his 12,000 T20 runs by scoring two runs on the ninth ball in the next over bowled by CSK's Sri Lankan captain Mahesh Theekshana.
The former India captain, who recently welcomed the arrival of his second child, achieved the feat in his 377th T20 match and 360th innings. He has scored 8 centuries and 91 half-centuries so far in T20 cricket.
Among those figures, Kohli has scored 4037 runs in T20 Internationals for India, including one century. He has scored the remaining runs while playing for his state team Delhi, Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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Rohit Sharma is the next best Indian in the list with 11,156 points.
Topping this list is former West Indies opener Chris Gayle, who has scored 14,562 runs in T20 cricket. Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik is next in the list with 13,360 runs, followed by another West Indies captain Kieron Pollard with 12,900 runs.
Kohli is at number six in this list.



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