Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli achieved another milestone during his unbeaten 72-runs knock against Rajasthan Royals in the match no.15 of Indian Premier League on Saturday.
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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Talking about the match, Kohli stitched a 99-run stand with Devdutt Padikkal (63) to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals, who opted to bat first after winning the toss.
This was after wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal snared three wickets in an impressive bowling show that helped them restrict RR to 154 for 6.
Meanwhile, the victory saw RCB go on top of the points table, while RR slipped to sixth position.