Virat Kohli stood as the second batsman to finish 5000 IPL runs since 12 seasons. He slammed 46 runs which he fell short to reach this benchmark. At Chinnaswamy stadium, Bangalore, he slammed a single in the spell of Jasprit Bumrah in the 14th over in the game against Mumbai Indians yesterday. Fatally, he was dismissed in the same over by Jasprit Bumrah.
Kohli is playing for RCB since 2008 and slammed 5000 runs from 157 innings off 165 IPL matches. He holds the record of slamming highest number of runs from a single edition by amassing 973 runs off 16 matches in the IPL 2016 with seven half centuries.
By the commencement of 2019 IPL, Kohli slammed 4,956 runs from 163 matches. He achieved this landmark quicker than Suresh Raina. Suresh Raina added 5,034 runs from 174 innings with 35 half-centuries. Kohli could not score much against SRH but came into great form to achieve this rare record against Mumbai Indians.
Rohit Sharma stands in third place with 4,555 runs from 175 matches and 171 innings with 34 half-centuries and Robin Uthappa stands in the fourth place with 4,231 IPL runs from 161 innings and 167 matches with 24 half-centuries. Gautam Gambhir occupies the fifth place to slam the highest number of runs from IPL by adding 4,217 runs from 154 matches and 152 innings with 36 half-centuries.
In the history of IPL, Suresh Raina became the first man to slam 5000 IPL runs in the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the inaugural match of IPL 2019. Whereas Virat Kohli took just 165 matches to slam 5000 runs, Suresh Raina took 178 matches to reach this score.
The fight between Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah is the most anticipated one in the history of IPL and this time it seemed like Bumrah won the contest by dismissing Virat Kohli. This fight became more anticipated because it is a contest between the world’s No 1 batsman and the world’s No 1 bowler.