Virat Kohli, 1st Indian and 7th Batsman to Reach 9000 Runs in T20s

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Virat Kohli, 1st Indian and 7th Batsman to Reach 9000 Runs in T20s
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A proud moment for India and the Indian captain Virat Kohli on Monday for adding another milestone to his name by becoming the 1st Indian batsman to score 9000 runs in T20s. He also worked his way up the world record list to take the position at number 7. 

The captain is famous as a run-machine when in form and is also appreciated by many legends for the way he plays every game. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli previously had the highest run-scorer in Indian Premier League history with 5,502 runs in 181 games. 

The match against Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Stadium was crucial for Kohli as prior to the game his total was 8990 runs in T20s, with an average of 41.05 and a strike rate of 134 with five centuries, 65 half-centuries in T20.

Virat Kohli in form for RCB in IPL 2020

IPL 2020 has been a joy ride for the skipper as he scored 3, 1, and 14 in the opening three matches, the RCB captain eventually exploded back to form in the victory against Rajasthan Royals where he scored a thriving 72 to boost his team to chase down a total of 159 in Abu Dhabi.

The skipper became the 7th batsman in the world with 9000 runs in T20 cricket and just ahead of him is his RCB team-mate Aaron Finch with 9148 runs. Up the board is David Warner with 9,451 runs, Brendon McCullum with 9,922 runs, Shoaib Malik with 9,926 runs, Kieron Pollard with 10,370 runs and Chris Gayle tops the chart with 13,296 runs tops the chart.

Rohit Sharma, the vice-captain as well as Mumbai Indians skipper, is the next Indian cricketer who is close to the 9000 run-mark. He has scored 8,818 runs in 333 T20 matches at an average of 32.30 and a strike rate of 133.91.