Virat Kohli becomes first Indian batsman to reach 10,000 T20 runs

Virat Kohli of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) became the first Indian batter to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket. On Sunday, he achieved the accomplishment while playing against Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. He was only 13 runs away from reaching the century mark going into the match. With a six off MI bowler Jasprit Bumrah, he got there in style. In T20 cricket, Kohli has represented India and RCB. He is now ranked fifth among the highest run scorers in T20s.

With over 14,000 runs, Chris Gayle is at the top of the list. Until Pollard just accomplished the mark, he was the first batsman to score over 11,000 runs in the shortest format. Kohli, unlike Gayle, only plays for two T20 teams. Regardless, he has amassed a huge number of runs for both the national team and the Bangalore franchise.

Kohli has five hundreds with the Royal Challengers Bangalore, four of which came in the 2016 season alone. His highest T20I score for India is 94*, which he scored against the West Indies. He has just been opening for both teams, and his elevation to the top has benefited him.

His final season as RCB captain will be in the IPL in 2021. He has opted to resign from his post, citing workload concerns. Kohli has previously confirmed his departure from the T20Is as well. His first and only major ICC event in the T20 format will be the forthcoming T20 World Cup.

RCB are presently in third place in the IPL 2021 points table, and despite the team losing both of its matches since the season resumed last week, Kohli will be trying to turn things around and lead them to the playoffs for the second year in a row.