IPL 2019: Kohli became the second batsman in the country to score 8,000 runs in the T20 format on Friday. Before that, Chennai Super Kings’ cricketer Suresh Raina has scored 8,000 runs in T20.
IPL 2019 KKR vs RCB: The 17th edition of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders. Kolkata Knight Riders defeated RCB by five wickets in the match played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, due to the stormy turn of Andre Russell. This RCB tournament is a constant 5th defeat in this tournament. Although the hero of this match may be Russell, RCB captain Virat Kohli has achieved a special feat in this match. Kohli became the second batsman in the country to score 8,000 runs in the T20 format on Friday. Before that, Chennai Super Kings’ cricketer Suresh Raina has scored 8,000 runs in T20. Raina had completed his eight thousand runs in the T20 format in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy this year.
Prior to landing in this match, Kohli needed only 17 runs to earn the job. He played in 49 balls with nine fours and two sixes in 84 balls. Thanks to his innings, Bangalore managed to score 205 runs in 20 overs for three wickets. With this, Kohli has also become the highest run scorer in the IPL. He has now scored 5,110 runs in IPL. In this case he has overtaken Raina. Raina has 5,086 runs. Between these two however, the game of making the highest run in the IPL is going on, in which sometimes Kohli is ahead, then Raina, sometimes Raina.
Explain RCB was confident about his first win of this edition by scoring a huge score of 205, but Russell gave Kolkata his victory by introducing his stormy style. In the last two overs, Kolkata needed 30 runs to win. Russell, who came in 19th over, lost the veteran Tim Southee’s defeat to four sixes and a four off beat Bangalore. In the last over, Kolkata needed one run to win, which made them the match on the first ball of the 20th over. Russell scored 48 runs in just 13 balls with seven sixes and a four in his strokeful innings.