IPL 2024 RCB vs RR: Virat Kohli created history, became the first batsman to score 8000 runs in IPL

New Delhi. Virat Kohli has created a new history of runs in the Indian Premier League. King Kohli has become the first batsman to score 8000 runs in IPL history. He made this record during the IPL Eliminator played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals.

When Virat Kohli came on the field against Rajasthan Royals, he already had the Orange Cap of the tournament. He had scored 708 runs before this match. As he took the 29th run in this match, he completed his 8000 runs in IPL history. Before this match, he had 7971 runs in 251 matches. Now he has 8004 runs in 253 matches. These include 8 centuries.

However, Virat Kohli could not prolong his innings against Rajasthan Royals. Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed Virat Kohli in his first and eighth over of the innings. Kohli was caught at the midwicket boundary while trying to hit a six. He scored 33 runs in 24 balls before getting out.

Shikhar Dhawan (6769) is the top scorer in IPL history. But there is a difference of more than 1000 runs between Dhawan and Virat. From this, Virat’s dominance can be gauged. Rohit Sharma is at third place in this list with 6628 runs.

FIRST PUBLISHED: May 22, 2024, 20:13 IST

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