Royal Challengers Bangalore’s explosive batsman Virat Kohli has once again shown why he is called the ‘Run Machine’. Saturday (May 6) was a very special day for Virat. In the 50th match of IPL 2023, Delhi Capitals Vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore teams were facing each other. Virat made a dangerous coincidence in this match. In the 50th match of IPL, Virat, who opened the innings for the Bangalore team who came out to bat first, scored his 50th half-century with a storming half-century.
It happened that Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and decided to bat in this match. This time, Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis entered the field from Bangalore to start the innings. This time, Virat Kohli made an innings of 82 runs for the first wicket with Faf. Virat was batting in the field for 16 overs of the team. Meanwhile he completed his half century in 42 balls. It consisted of 5 fours.
Virat Kohli’s 50 half-centuries
With this half-century, Virat Kohli created a record of 50 half-centuries in IPL history. He became the second player to achieve such a feat. Before Virat, the batsman David Warner has scored the most fifties with 59. Also, third placed Shikhar Dhawan has scored 49 fifties.
A half-century of half-centuries in the IPL
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 6, 2023
Virat completes 7000 runs in IPL
Along with this record of half-centuries, another record has been recorded in Virat’s name. Virat Kohli made the record of crossing 7000 runs in IPL history. He became the first player to achieve such a feat. Virat has scored 7043 runs in 225 innings in 233 matches at an average of 36.68. While making these runs, he has also scored 5 centuries. Not only this, Virat has batted at a strike rate of 129.49 while raining these runs.
7. @imVkohli becomes the first batter to surpass this milestone in IPL
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 6, 2023
After Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan is second in the list of batsmen with the most runs in IPL. Dhawan has scored 6536 runs. Also, David Warner is at the third position with 6189 runs. Additionally, Rohit Sharma is at the fourth position with 6063 runs. (Virat Kohli 50th fifty in his IPL career read here)
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