Virat Kohli Scores 7000 Runs, First in IPL History: Achieves Feat During DC vs RCB IPL 2023 Match

In the DC vs. RCB match in New Delhi, Virat Kohli continued his impressive form from earlier in the IPL 2023.

In the ongoing encounter between RCB and DC in the IPL 2023, Virat Kohli made history as the first batter in tournament records. After scoring 12 runs in New Delhi, the former RCB captain became the first batsman in IPL history to score 7,000 runs.

With 375 runs in 10 games at an average of 45.50 and a strike rate of 137.87, Kohli is in fine form as well and entered this game ranked sixth in the IPL 2023 Orange Cap race.

Even before this game, he had scored 6988 runs in 233 games, making him the all-time IPL leader in that category. Kohli has scored five hundreds and forty-nine fifties in his IPL career. After Suresh Raina, he smashed 5000 runs in the 2019 IPL season, and then he became the first batter in IPL history to hit 6000 runs in 2021.

The gap between Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan in the all-time run table is a major factor in Kohli’s overwhelming success in the IPL. With 6536 runs in 213 games, the PBKS captain is well ahead of second-place David Warner, captain of the opposing DC team. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma, captain of MI, is in fourth place with 6063 runs.

Kohli suffered his worst ever IPL season last year, scoring 341 runs in 16 games at an average of just 22.73. However, he quickly regained his form at the Asia Cup and finished as the tournament’s leading run scorer.

RCB sit sixth in the standings with 10 points after nine matches, split evenly between five victories and four losses, despite Kohli’s strong form. While Kohli led the IPL in runs scored with 973 as captain, RCB’s season ended in defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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