Virat Kohli created history by becoming the first Indian to score 12,000 T20 runs

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli etched his name in history by becoming the first Indian cricketer to score 12,000 runs in the T20 format.

An Overview of the News

  • Kohli achieved the remarkable feat during the opening match of the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

  • Kohli holds many records in the IPL, including the most runs with 7,284 runs in 239 matches and 230 innings.

  • His IPL batting average is 37.24, with a strike rate of 130.02.

  • Kohli's highest individual score in the IPL is 113, scoring seven centuries and 50 half-centuries in the tournament.

Details of Kohli's T20 runs

  • Kohli's 12,000 runs include his scores for RCB in the IPL and the now-defunct Champions League, for Delhi in domestic Twenty-over cricket, and for India in T20 Internationals.

  • Rohit Sharma is the second-highest run-scorer in T20 cricket for India with a total of 11,156 runs.

Global T20 Run-Scorer

  • The list of highest T20 run scorers is topped by former West Indies opener Chris Gayle, former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik and West Indies player Kieron Pollard.

T20I Contribution

  • Kohli has scored 4037 runs in T20 Internationals representing India, including one century.

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