Mon, 20 Sep 2021

RCB captain Virat Kohli just 71 runs away from 10,000-run mark

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Royals Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli recently made headlines after stepping down from the responsibilities of Team India's T20 captain and just hours ahead of RCB's clash against Kolkata Knight Riders, Kohli informed his fans that he would be stepping down from RCB captaincy after the second leg of IPL 2021 in the UAE and Oman.

However, as RCB takes on KKR today, when Virat Kohli, walks out to bat against the Kolkata, he will have the opportunity to become the first Indian batsman to reach the 10,000-run mark across T20s. He is just 71 runs away from achieving the feat.

Should the Team India skipper score the required 71 runs, he will become the fifth batsman in the world to get to 10,000 T20 runs. Virat has scored 9929 runs across all T20 forms - International level, Domestic level and IPL, at a strike-rate of 133.95. The feat comprises of 5 centuries and 72 half-centuries.

The list of highest scorers in T20 cricket is currently led by Chris Gayle, who has amassed 14,261 runs in 446 matches at a strike rate of 36.94. He has smashed 22 centuries and 87 fifties followed by Kieron Pollard, scoring 11,159 runs in 561 matches. Third on the list is Pakistan's Shoaib Malik, with 10,808 runs in 436 games while David Warner is fourth on this list with 10,017 runs in 304 matches.