Kohli needs 10 more to reach the 9,000-run milestone in T20 cricket

5th October 2020

5th October 2020

Virat Kohli, captain of Indian Premier League (IPL) team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is just 10 runs away from achieving the mark of 9,000 runs in the T20 format. He would be the first Indian to do so. Till now he has played 285 T20 matches and has scored 8990 runs so far.

In 2007, the right-handed batsman made his debut in the T20 format and till now has played for Delhi, RCB, and Team India. Out of those 8,990 runs, 5m926 runs were for RCB, and 2794 runs were for Team India.

Kohli has not played for Delhi since 2013 whereas he is the captain of RCB and Team India.

And it seems very difficult for him to play for Delhi as the schedule of Team India is not so flexible.

Till now, the title of the 'scorer of maximum runs' in the T20 format is held by Chris Gayle. He has scored 13,296 runs altogether in 404 matches. Gayle has represented more than 15 teams in the T20 format around the globe in various competitions. He has not announced his retirement from international cricket yet so there are high chances of him representing West Indies in the T20 World Cup even though he does not represent West Indies anymore.

After Chris Gayle comes Kieron Pollard who holds the second position with a score of 10,370 runs. Then comes Shoaib Malik with 9,926 runs, and next is Brendon McCullum with 9,922 runs. David Warner with 9451 runs and Aaron Finch with 9148 runs are next on the list.

At the seventh position is Virat Kohli, followed by Rohit Sharma.  

Virat Kohli incidentally holds the record of being the only batsman who has an average of more than 50 in T20, precisely 50.80. The Indian skipper is also the only batsman of IPL who scored more than 900 runs in a single season. In the IPL 0f 2016, Kohli had made 973 runs including four tons.

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