IPL 2020, KXIP vs RCB: Virat Kohli breaks MS Dhoni’s record in his 200th game for Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli played his 200th game for the team when he took the field against Kings XI Punjab at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday.

The 32-year-old flamboyant batsman has played 184 games for RCB in the IPL while he played the remaining 16 games in the Champions League T20 (now defunct). With this, Kohli became the first cricketer to feature in 200 games for one Indian Premier League franchise.

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He is also the only player in the history of the IPL to have played for a single franchise as the Team India skipper has been a part of RCB since its inception.

Kohli also achieved a major milestone as a captain in the game against Punjab as he surpassed Chennai Super Kings‘ skipper MS Dhoni to score most runs as a captain in the IPL.

Coming into the game, Virat needed just 10 more runs to surpass Dhoni (4275 runs) and he got dismissed for 48 against KXIP, hence in the process, he achieved the record of scoring most runs (4314) as captain in the history of the domestic T20 league.

Interestingly, Kohli is already the leading run-scorer in IPL history, accumulating 5716 runs at an average of 38.62 and strike rate of 131.34. He’s scored five hundreds and 38 fifties as well.

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He has already become the 1st batsman to score 5500 IPL runs besides becoming the first Indian to rack up 9000 T20 runs in the earlier part IPL 2020.

In CLT20 matches, the Delhi cricketer has managed to make 424 runs, completing two fifties in the process.