Virat Kohli fails to breach 1000-run mark but becomes all time leading IPL scorer

first_imgVirat Kohli hammered his 26th fifty and seventh of the season as he overtook Suresh Raina to become the leading run-scorer in the history of the Indian Premier League during Royal Challengers Bangalore’s title clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday. (Scorecard | Full IPL Coverage)Kohli has been in sensational form in ODIs and T20 Internationals this year and he carried on with his good run in the IPL. The 27-year-old RCB skipper became the first man to smash four hundreds in a single edition of the IPL and the first to breach the 900-run mark.It was a sea-saw battle between Kohli and Raina for the all time top spot this year. Kohli had become the first man to breach the 4000-run mark in the IPL while Raina, who had missed a game for Gujarat Lions when he traveled to the Netherlands to be alongside his wife for the birth of their first child, reclaimed the numero uno spot.Gujarat were knocked out in the eliminator by Sunrisers which means that the Uttar Pradesh batsman, who currently has 4098 runs from 147 matches (1 hundred, 28 fifties) will have to wait for another year to take over the mantle from Kohli.However, Kohli, who needed 81 to reach 1000 runs this season missed the milestone when he played on to Barinder Sran and walked back to the hut for 54. He finished with 973 runs from 16 matches at an average of 81.08.last_img

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