It has been tumultuous occasions for Virat Kohli, who lately let go captaincies of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Team India T20 group going through ire of the media and BCCI over lack of trophy success. However, that will not be an obstacle for Kohli in reaching one other milestone as he’s all set to guide RCB towards Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in his two hundredth IPL match in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
In the 199 video games performed to date for RCB, Kohli has amassed 6076 runs, which incorporates 5 centuries and 40 half-centuries at a mean of 38. His highest rating of 113 got here towards now-rechristened Punjab Kings (KXIP) in IPL 2016.
This may even be his 133rd match because the captain of the franchise, successful 60 of them whereas shedding 65. The remaining seven matches both led to a tie or have been deserted.
Overall, this might be Kohli’s 215th recreation for RCB, as he has performed 15 video games for RCB within the now-defunct Champions League T20.
When Kohli walks out for the toss towards KKR, the batting nice will be a part of the likes of MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma within the elite 200 IPL listing. He will develop into the fifth participant to enter the membership with Dhoni (211), Rohit (207), Dinesh Karthik (203), and Suresh Raina (200) forward of him within the listing.
Interestingly, Kohli would have achieved this feat a lot earlier within the yr earlier than the COVID-19 outbreak contained in the IPL bubble introduced the match to halt on May 2; subsequently suspending KKR vs RCB encounter initially scheduled on May 3, 2021.
RCB, who loved a robust first section of the IPL 2021, at the moment sit third within the factors desk with 10 factors in seven video games.