IPL 2021: Kohli becomes first player to reach 6,000 runs in IPL history

Kohli, who scored a half-century in a huge century partnership with Devdutt Padikkal for the opening wicket against Rajasthan Royals, turned one to fine leg fence to reach the landmark. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI

India and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday became the first batsman to get to 6,000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history.

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Kohli, who scored a half-century in a huge century partnership with Devdutt Padikkal for the opening wicket against Rajasthan Royals, turned one to fine leg fence to reach the landmark.

Just before reaching the 6000-run landmark, the right-handed batsman had reached his first half-century of this IPL season.

Kohli is way ahead of Suresh Raina (5448) and Shikhar Dhawan (5428), who both are over 500 runs behind the talismanic batsman.

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Thursday's match against RR was Kohli's 196th match. He has scored over 500 fours and over 200 sixes in his IPL career.

Prior to the game against RR, he got a couple of scores of 33 in the first two matches of the season and then got a five.

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Although playing second fiddle to the more fluent and aggressive Padikkal, Kohli played some imperious strokes and turned up the strike rate as he neared his half-century.



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