Thursday, 19 May 2016

Virat Kohli first to Score IPL 4000 runs

Virat Kohli is rewriting record books at an alarming speed. His form with the bat in the ongoing IPL has been frightening. We are falling short of adjectives and analogies to compare his superhuman feats, at least in our living world.

Kohli on Wednesday added another record to his name when he became the first batsman in IPL history to cross the 4000-run mark during his 113-run knock against Kings XI Punjab at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore. The Royal Challengers Bangalore captain overtook Suresh Raina's tally of 3985 runs as the most in the tournament's nine-year history and now has 4002 runs to his name.

The 27-year-old has taken giant strides this season to overtake the IPL behemoths which has seen him jump three places to sit atop in the list of highest run-getters. Besides, he also corrected one anomaly and by how! Before this season, despite his breathtaking record in the T20s this year, Kohli was yet to score a century. Today, Kohli has four IPL centuries and is just one behind the record of five set by his RCB team-mate Chris Gayle. He is the leading run-getter this IPL with 865 runs so far to his name. The next best is 597 (AB de Villiers). Expect him to break new grounds if he continues his stellar form.

Here's a list of the top 10 run-getters in IPL history:

(Stats updated till May 18, 2016)


  1. no doubt he is my all time favorite batsman now , he is a run machine good timer of all formats

  2. yes he has great consistincy such a great player he is