IPL is all set for the next season after 10 successful editions. IPL has been a platform since all these years for young talents to get into the limelight. One of the players who got a chance to become a world-class player after splendid performances in the IPL is Virat Kohli.Kohli is all set to startle the audience by breaking more records in the upcoming IPL edition. Let us have a look at the records Kohli eyed on to break.
- Highest run getter
Kohli, fondly called the run-machine, is just 582 runs away from 5000-run benchmark in the IPL. He always played in his arrogant style to hit boundaries and sixes regardless of formats, whether it is IPL, ODI, tests or T20I. He scored 4418 runs in the IPL at a stunning strike rate of 129.83 at an average of 37.44. He is expected to beat Suresh Raina’s record for the highest number of runs in the IPL. Raina is at the top of the list with 4540 runs at present. Kohli will be the first cricketer to score 5000 runs in a domestic tournament if he gets 582 runs from this tournament. This Indian captain played 149 IPL matches.
- Player to get the highest number of tons
Another record Kohli may head to break is the highest number of centuries. Chris Gayle is standing at the top place in this chart with five IPL centuries. Kohli stands next to Gayle with four IPL centuries. If Kohli keeps on playing in his heroic style, he is unstoppable to become the player with the highest number of centuries in the IPL.
- Highest individual score by an Indian in the IPL
Probably, Kohli is about to break the record set by Murali Vijay as the Indian with the highest individual score in the IPL. He is the top scorer with 127 runs off 56 balls in the history of IPL. Virender Sehwag stood second in the list with 122 runs and Paul Valthaty followed him with 120*. With his arrogant style and pace in the T20s, breaking this record won’t be a herculean task to him.
- The Highest number of sixes by an Indian in IPL
Another Suresh Raina’s record that Kohli is expected to beat in the current IPL edition is the most number of sixes scored by an Indian. Rohit Sharma stood second on this list with 172 sixes followed by Virat Kohli with 160 sixes in IPL. Surpassing this record may be a difficult one for this player but all his fans are looking for the best.