It is not easy to impress the world’s best batsman Virat Kohli. But when he becomes fan of someone, everyone is ought to take his assessment very seriously. Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Kohli has become huge fan of Devdutt Padikkal.
RCB skipper himself had a good match as he achieved another milestone during his unbeaten 72-runs knock against Rajasthan Royals.
Kohli has now become the only player in the history of IPL to score 5,500 runs or more. He achieved the milestone when he hit Jaydev Unadkat towards long-off for three runs and crossed 70-run mark in the match.
The 31-year-old batsman remained unbeaten on 72 off 53 balls. He smashed seven fours and two sixes in his innings to help RCB register a comfortable 8 wicket win over the Royals.
It was the much-needed knock for the Indian skipper to gain back his confidence as he had scores of 3, 1 and 14 in this IPL before coming into the match against RR.
Interestingly, Kohli is already at the top of all-time leading run-scorer in IPL history with 5502 runs to his name in 181 matches at an average of 37.68 and a strike rate of 131.8.
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