Virat Kohli becomes first drummer to hit huge IPL record | Cricket News

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IPL 2022: Virat Kohli has reached the milestone for the first ball he faced against PBKS.© BCCI/IPL

Royal Challengers Bangalore striker Virat Kohli on Friday became the first striker to complete 6,500 runs in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL). The right-handed striker achieved the feat in the current game against the Punjab Kings at Brabourne Stadium. The former RCB skipper picked up 6,500 points in his 220th game in the cash-rich league. In the current contest, Kohli talked about the feat during the opening rounds of RCB played by Harpreet Brar.

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Prior to this match, Kohli had 6,499 carries in 219 matches at an average of 36.31 in the IPL.

The batter’s best performance in the league came in 2016 when he scored 973 runs. In this particular season, Kohli broke four centuries, helping RCB reach the final. In the summit clash, the team came up short against SunRisers Hyderabad.

Speaking of the current season, Kohli started batting at No. 3 and he had recorded back-to-back ducks against Lucknow Super Giants and SunRisers Hyderabad.

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After that, Kohli started opening for the franchise and in the game against Gujarat Titans he played 58 carries on 53 balls. In the next match against Chennai Super Kings, Kohli scored 30 runs on 33 balls.

Before RCB’s last match against SRH, Kohli only needed one run to reach 6,500 runs, but he fell on the very first point of the match played by Jagadeesha Suchith.

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The batter hopes to regain his fluidity in order to help the RCB reach the playoff stage.

Speaking of international cricket, Kohli last scored an international ton in 2019 in a day-night test against Bangladesh and since then the triple-digit mark has eluded him.

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