IPL 2021: Records Virat Kohli can break in upcoming edition

The RCB skipper, who is also the leading run-getter of IPL, is on the brink of breaking several records in IPL 2021.

Virat Kohli in a file photo; Credit: Twitter

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli is considered one of the most prolific batsmen in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Kohli is the leading run-getter in the history of the cash-rich league, having accumulated 5,878 runs in 192 matches at an average of 38.16. The RCB skipper will be back in action on April 9, as Mumbai Indians (MI) take on RCB in the opening match of the 14th edition of the IPL. This will certainly be a matter of great happiness for fans, along with the major milestones which could be achieved by Kohli in the upcoming edition.

Here is a look at those records:

1) First Indian to scale 10,000 run-mark in T20 cricket

Kohli has accumulated 9,731 runs at an average of 41.94 so far, in T20 cricket. This tally has been reached in 289 innings, on the back of 71 half-centuries and five centuries. The 32-year-old will become the first Indian batsman to breach the 10,000 run-mark in T20 cricket if he completes 269 runs. Windies superstar Chris Gayle is overall the leading run-getter with 13,720 runs.

2) First RCB cricketer to make 200 appearances

Virat Kohli has played 192 matches in the IPL for RCB so far. He will enjoy an opportunity to become the first-ever RCB player to make 200 appearances in the cash-rich league, during the upcoming edition. The 32-year-old earlier became the only player to represent a single franchise in T20 cricket in 200 matches, during the 2020 edition of the IPL.

3) First player to score 6,000 IPL runs

Virat Kohli can become the first-ever player to breach the 6,000-run mark in the IPL, with just 122 runs needed for the same. Kohli sits atop the all-time run-scoring chart in the cash-rich league. Suresh Raina is the second name on the list of leading run-scorers in IPL. Raina has accumulated 5,368 runs in 193 matches so far.

Kohli was recently seen in action during the just-concluded home series against England, which witnessed a lot of exciting matches.

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