Virat Kohli sets another record, becomes the first player to rack up 8000 IPL runs

Virat Kohli sets another record, becomes the first player to rack up 8000 IPL runs

Virat Kohli has a sweet habit of shattering records every time he steps onto the field. The modern-day legend rewrote history once again!

Another match, another record-breaking night for the modern-day master in Virat Kohli. In a high-pressure Eliminator against the Rajasthan Royals (RR), the former RCB captain etched his name even deeper into IPL folklore. With a delightful flick of the wrist for four runs off Avesh Khan, Kohli became the first player ever to surpass the monumental 8000-run mark in the IPL.

The magnitude of this achievement is amplified by the significant gap between Kohli and his fellow competitors. No other player has even managed to breach the 7000-run mark, highlighting Kohli’s remarkable consistency and dominance in the league since its inception.

Virat Kohli – In a league of his own

1000 runsAdam Gilchrist
2000 runs Suresh Raina
3000 runsSuresh Raina
4000 runs Virat Kohli
5000 runsSuresh Raina.
6000 runs Virat Kohli
7000 runsVirat Kohli
8000 runsVirat Kohli
First player to reach a landmark in IPL history

Kohli 8000 and gone!

Unfortunately for RCB, this record-breaking knock wasn’t destined to be a long one. Just two overs later, Kohli’s innings was cut short as he was caught on the boundary by his former RCB teammate, Yuzvendra Chahal. Kohli, who made 33 off 24, has now accumulated a total of 741 at an average of 61.75 and at a strike rate of around 155.


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