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Virat Kohli becomes the first cricketer to score 7000 T20 runs for a team

Former Indian captain Virat Kohli created another history in his career as he now became the first batter to score 7000 T20 runs for a team.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 20.05.2022
Virat Kohli becomes the first cricketer to score 7000 T20 runs for a team

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Former Indian captain Virat Kohli created another history in his career as he now became the first batter to score 7000 T20 runs for a team. The leading T20 run-scorer as an Indian (10582 runs) now recorded more than 7000 T20 runs for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). 

The 33-year-old right-handed batter Virat Kohli is currently serving for RCB in the IPL 2022. Last Thursday (19th May) night, RCB faced Gujarat Titans (GT) in their crucial game of this IPL season at Wankhede Stadium. While this 67th match of the IPL 2022 was the most-winning game for RCB to stay in this competition, they managed to achieve that result.

After GT managed to score 168/5 in the first 20 overs of the match, RCB chased down that target in 18.4 overs after losing only two wickets. While the RCB skipper Faf du Plessis scored 44 runs off 38 balls, their former captain Kohli scored 73 runs off 54 balls (8 fours and 2 sixes) as he had a 115-run partnership with Du Plessis for the opening wicket.

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Also, Glenn Maxwell fired up with 40 not out off 18 balls with the help of 5 fours and 2 sixes.


Virat Kohli has scored 7016 T20 runs for RCB

During that Player of the Match knock, Kohli also completed 7000 T20 runs for his team RCB. The right-handed batter has already scored 7016 T20 runs for this team after that latest game. While Kohli has scored 6592 IPL runs for this team, he also scored 424 runs for this team in the now-defunct Champions League T20 tournament between 2009 and 2011.

So, Kohli became the first batter to score 7000 T20 runs for a team.


Virat Kohli also achieved another first in IPL history

During that latest chasing, Virat Kohli also completed his 3000 IPL runs at chasing. Once again, the right-handed batter became the first to score 3000 IPL runs while chasing. Australian cricketer David Warner is in the second position in the list of most IPL runs while chasing by scoring 2839 runs.  

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