Virat Kohli becomes first batsman to complete 6,000 runs in IPL

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli of Royal Challengers Bangalore plays a shot during the match against Rajasthan Royals.
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Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday became the first batsman to complete 6,000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Playing in his 196th IPL match here at the Wankhede Stadium, Kohli achieved the feat in the 13th over against Rajasthan Royals. Kolhi and opener Devdutt Padikkal gave a solid start to the side and put up a dominating show while chasing 178.

Just before reaching the 6000-run landmark, the right-handed batsman had reached his first half-century of this IPL season.

Kohli is leading the IPL highest run-getter chart followed by Suresh Raina (5,448), Shikhar Dhawan (5,428) David Warner (5,384) and Rohit Sharma (5,368).

Kohli was just 51 runs behind the milestone figure before the match. As soon he hit his 51st run of the innings he became the first batter to do so in the IPL.