Virat is the king of IPL! Crossed the milestone of ‘so many’ runs as an opener, Kohli lovers must read this
Royal Challengers Bangalore are among the teams that have not won a title in the Indian Premier League competition for 15 seasons between 2008 and 2022. However, former Bangalore captain and explosive batsman Virat Kohli is still the most successful batsman in IPL history. Virat has created a special record while playing the first match of the IPL 2023 tournament. This makes him the seventh batsman to do so.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians (Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians) fifth match of IPL 2023 tournament was played on Sunday (April 2). In this match played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore won the toss and decided to bowl. Also, Mumbai was called to bat. This time, Mumbai scored 171 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs while batting first. Also, Bangalore were challenged to 172 runs.
Virat’s record as an opener
Chasing this challenge, Virat Kohli and Faf Du Plessis opened from Bangalore. As soon as Virat reached the figure of 32 runs in 26 balls while batting, a special record was recorded in his name. Virat Kohli completed 3000 runs as an opener in IPL. He became the seventh batsman to do so. In this match, Virat completed his half century in 38 balls. This was his 44th half-century in IPL. He hit 2 sixes and 4 fours during this run.
Fifty No. 4⃣5⃣ for the King in IPL! 🤯#PlayBold #OurRCB #IPL2023 #RCBvMI @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/m4y5kByhpa
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 2, 2023
Shikhar Dhawan tops the list of batsmen who have scored most runs as an opener. He has scored 5877 runs in 187 innings in 206 matches at an average of 35.40.
RCB’s innings after 13 overs
RCB did not lose a single wicket till 13 overs while chasing Mumbai’s challenge. Faf and Virat put 129 runs on the scoreboard taking only 4 more runs this time. This included Virat’s 55 runs and Faf’s 70 runs. Till this over, RCB needed 43 runs from 42 balls to win. Seeing the batting of these two, it would not be wrong to say that RCB will win this match easily. (fantastic record by king Virat Kohli he completed 3000 runs as an opener in IPL)
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