Though a win over Gujarat Titans has kept their playoff hopes alive, Royal Challengers Bangalore would have to await the results of other games to find out their fate. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli hit a big milestone for RCB as the team geared for the crucial match.
He was RCB’s leading run scorer with 6943 runs, falling only 57 runs short of the 7000-run mark before the 67th match of the ongoing IPL against Gujarat Titans on Thursday.
Virat Kohli surged back to form when it counted most for RCB after a dismal year. As RCB chased down a strong 169-run total set by GT in 18.4 overs, the former RCB captain hammered 73 off 54 balls to keep the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 play-offs chase alive. With 16 points, they are presently fourth in the points table.
He became the first batter to score 7000 runs for RCB after hitting 73 runs off 54 balls with eight boundaries and two sixes. He is also the first batter in the history of the IPL to surpass the 7000-run mark for any franchise.
Kohli, who joined RCB in 2008, is the only player who has played for a single franchise in every IPL season. Kohli was RCB’s solitary retention before the IPL 2011 mega auction because of the franchise’s early support. He hasn’t looked back since, and he currently holds the record for most runs scored in the IPL with 6592. In the Champions League, he has 424 runs.