RR vs RCB: Virat Kohli reaches to the pinnacle of 8000 IPL runs

Virat Kohli

In a cricketing feat that reverberated across stadiums and screens, Virat Kohli, the former captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), etched his name in the annals of the Indian Premier League (IPL) history. On a balmy evening during the IPL 2024 Eliminator, Kohli became the first batter to reach the 8000-run milestone in this fiercely competitive T20 league.

Virat Kohli’s record breaking feat

During the RR vs RCB clash at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Kohli notched up his 8000th run with a characteristic stroke. The crowd erupted, and cricket enthusiasts worldwide celebrated this momentous occasion. No other batter had even breached the 7000-run mark in the IPL before Kohli’s historic feat.

Kohli’s journey to 8000 runs epitomizes consistency. He has been a mainstay for RCB since the inaugural IPL season in 2008. In the 2024 season, Kohli amassed an impressive 738 runs from just 15 matches, averaging over 60 with a strike rate exceeding 155.

His innings included not only a century but also five fifties—a testament to his all-round prowess. Kohli’s IPL career is intertwined with the RCB franchise. Unlike many players who have switched teams, he has remained loyal to RCB throughout.

His 252 IPL appearances make him one of the most experienced players in the league, joining the elite company of MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. Kohli’s unwavering commitment to RCB has endeared him to fans, creating a special bond between player and team.

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