Sports Desk – IPL 2020 is going to be in United Arab Emirates (UAE) this time. All Franchise teams have arrived. But before that we take a look at a record of the IPL team Royal Changers Bangalore (RCB) and its captain Virat Kohli.
Everyone knows that Virat Kohli is the most successful batsman in IPL history. But an opportunity came when Kohli missed his team winning the IPL as well as scoring 1000 runs in a version of this T20 cricket. However, Kohli still topped the matter with 973 runs.
Actually, the 2016 IPL final was played between RCB and Sunrisers Hyderabad (RCB vs SRH). In this match, everyone’s eyes were on Virat Kohli, as Kohli was 81 runs behind in the IPL in an Edison record of 1000 runs. Hyderabad scored 208 runs in 20 overs batting first.
A target of 209 runs was made in front of RCB, everyone knew that Kohli is in form, he will easily score 81 runs. Kohli kept the hopes of the fans bantering in the same manner and completed his 7th half-century in IPL season 9. Now Kohli needed 31 runs for 1000 runs, on the other hand RCB was not far behind from winning their first IPL title.
But as soon as Kohli reached for 54, Hyderabad bowler Barinder Saran bowled him out. RCB could not make a comeback in the match after Kohli was out and lost the title match by 8 runs. In this way, Virat missed 27 runs and also set a new world record in T20 cricket history.
Kohli scored 973 runs in IPL 2016 with the help of 4 centuries and 7 half-centuries. Kohli is the only batsman to score 4 centuries in an IPL season. On the other hand, Virat also has the highest 5,412 runs in IPL.