Kohli first player in IPL to play 250 matches for single team

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli made history by becoming the first player ever in the Indian Premier League to play 250 matches for a single team. He reached this milestone during Royal Challengers Bangalore’s match against Delhi Capitals in Bengaluru on Sunday.

While MS Dhoni (263 matches), Rohit Sharma (256 matches), and Dinesh Karthik (254 matches) have played over 250 games in the IPL, they have represented multiple teams throughout their careers.

In 249 matches for RCB, Virat has scored 7897 runs at an average of 38.71 and a strike rate of 131.64, with eight centuries and 55 fifties.

His best score is 113*. He has reached the IPL final three times, in 2009, 2011 and 2016, but is yet to taste the IPL success. Virat is the highest run-getter in the tournament history and has the highest number of centuries in the tournament history.

Virat also holds the record for most runs in a single edition of the tournament, with 973 runs in 16 matches back in 2016, at an average of over 81, strike rate above 152, with four fifties and seven centuries coming from his bat. His best score is 113*.

In the ongoing season, Virat holds the Orange Cap for the most runs, with 634 runs in 12 matches at an average of 70.44 and a strike rate of 153.51. He has scored a century and five fifties and his best score is 113*.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.