Virat Kohli Becomes First Indian To Score 9000 T20 Runs
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Virat Kohli Becomes First Indian To Score 9000 T20 Runs

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: IPL)

The 31-year-old Indian captain Virat Kohli created another history in Indian cricket on Monday (5th October) evening as the right-handed batsman became the first Indian to score 9000 T20 runs.

During the match against Delhi Capitals (DC) in the 19th match of the IPL 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli completed his 9000 runs in T20 career. Before this match, Kohli was just 10 runs short from this milestone as he scored 8990 runs in 270 T20 innings (285 T20 matches) with an average of 41.05. He has already hit five centuries and 65 half-centuries in T20 career, including his best T20 knock 113 runs.

Virat Kohli completed his 9000 T20 runs in 271st T20 innings

Playing his 271st T20 innings in his 286th T20 match on this evening, Kohli became the first Indian cricketer to complete 9000 T20 runs after reaching his 10 runs on the day with a four. While RCB lost that game, Kohli scored 43 runs off 39 balls.

Virat Kohli, Indian, 9000 T20 runs, T20 runs
Virat Kohli (Credits: BCCI)

Kohli also became the seventh player in T20 cricket history to complete 9000 T20 runs. After Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik, Kohli becomes the second Asian batsman to score 9000 T20 runs.

Batsmen with 9000 T20 runs

Player Nationality Runs
Chris Gayle Jamaica 13296
Kieron Pollard Trinidad 10370
Shoaib Malik Pakistan 9926
Brendon McCullum New Zealand 9922
David Warner Australia 9451
Aaron Finch Australia 9161
Virat Kohli India 9033

(Stats updated till 5th October 2020)

Here we are discussing the position of Virat Kohli after completing his 9000 T20 runs. Kohli became the:

  • First Indian cricketer to score 9000 T20 runs.
  • Second Asian cricketer to score 9000 T20 runs.
  • Fifth right-handed batsman to score 9000 T20 runs.
  • Seventh overall batsman to score 9000 T20 runs.
Virat Kohli, Indian, 9000 T20 runs, T20 runs
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: BCCI)

Rohit Sharma is the second most T20 run-scorer among the Indians as the right-handed batsman, who is also the vice-captain in Indian limited-overs sides, has scored 8818 runs in 320 T20 innings (333 T20 matches). If Rohit maintains his present form, he can also complete 9000 T20 runs in the ongoing IPL 2020 as he is currently 182 runs away to reach this milestone.

Virat Kohli, Indian, 9000 T20 runs, T20 runs
Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

Top 5 most T20 run-scorers among the Indians

Player Runs
Virat Kohli 9033
Rohit Sharma 8818
Suresh Raina 8392
Shikhar Dhawan 7421
MS Dhoni 6712

(Stats updated till 5th October 2020)

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