- Virat Kohli has been a part of Challengers since IPL had began in 2008.
- He has batted 191 innings, hit 6,076 runs, maintained strike fee of 130.41.
- The batsman has been in a position to hit as many as 5 centuries and 40 half-centuries.
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli will grow to be the primary participant within the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) historical past to have performed 200 matches for a similar franchise, as his staff will go head-to-head with the Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi tonight, ESPN reported Monday.
The Indian staff captain has been part of the Challengers for the reason that IPL had began in 2008 — batting 191 innings, hitting 6,076 runs and sustaining a strike fee of 130.41.
The batsman has been in a position to hit as many as 5 centuries and 40 half-centuries over time and helped his staff the match’s finals in 2009, 2011, and 2016.
“Kohli is forward by an honest distance for many matches performed at a single franchise; MS Dhoni is second on the checklist with 182 matches for the Chennai Tremendous Kings, whereas his team-mate Suresh Raina is third, having performed 172 matches. General, Kohli, at 199, is fifth on the checklist of most IPL matches performed, behind Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, and Raina,” ESPN reported.
The Challengers’ skipper is about to make historical past a day after he had introduced that he’ll step down as captain of the franchise after the 2021 season.
Kohli this week additionally gave up the captaincy of India’s Twenty20 facet to handle his immense workload, saying he wouldn’t proceed within the position after this yr’s World Cup within the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
“This might be my final IPL as captain of RCB. I am going to proceed to be an RCB participant until I play my final IPL recreation. I thank all of the RCB followers for believing in me and supporting me,” Kohli had mentioned on RCB’s Twitter deal with.
“I spoke to the administration this night. This was one thing that was on my thoughts… I wanted the house to refresh, regroup and be completely clear in the best way to transfer ahead.”
Kohli, who took over as RCB skipper full time in 2013, has but to guide the facet to an IPL title.