Virat Kohli of Royal Challengers Bangalore surpassed Australian white-ball team captain Aaron Finch becoming the fifth-highest run-scorer in T20 cricket history on Wednesday (May 25).
In the IPL 2022 eliminator against Lucknow Super Giants, the right-handed batsman scored 25 runs off 24 balls, breaking Finch’s record.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) faced IPL new signings Lucknow Super Giants in an eliminator match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season on Wednesday (May 25) at Eden Gardens in Kolkata (LSG). LSG team captain KL Rahul won the toss and decided to invite RCB to bat first.
Going to ride on uncapped Indian batter Rajat Patidar’s unbeaten 112 from 54 balls, the Bengaluru-based side posted 207 runs for the team losing four wickets and then managed to defend it to come out on top by 14 runs and assure their place in the qualifier two.
During the game against KL Rahul’s side, former India and RCB captain Virat Kohli passed Australian white-ball team captain Aaron Finch to become the fifth-highest run-scorer in T20 cricket history.
Virat Kohli has amassed the most runs in IPL history:
The 33-year-old batsman scored 25 runs off 24 balls against Lucknow on Wednesday (May 25), but that seemed to push him past the Australian right-handed batter, who has 10585 runs from 347 innings in 353 games.
Virat now has 10607 runs in 324 innings across 341 games. Kohli has scored runs at a strike rate of 132.65 and an average of 40.17. He has five centuries and 78 fifties to his name, with 6617 runs for RCB in the IPL and 3296 runs for India in T20 International games.
The right-handed batsman is the highest run-scorer in the history of the cash-rich league and the third-highest in international T20 games.
Only West Indies star Chris Gayle (14562), former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik (11698), Kieron Pollard (11571), and Australian opener David Warner (10740) have scored more runs in the shortest format of the game than Virat.