Today we have a few of the unaccomplished IPL records of Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli- The name which exudes confidence and greatness in the modern-day game. This young, arrogant, ill-tempered lad from Delhi who came to everybody’s attention after India’s victorious campaign in 2008 Under 19 World Cup has now achieved the status of being called the best batsman in the modern-day game.
A run machine at number 3, a master of chasing big totals and single-handedly winning games for his side, one of the greatest cricketers in limited-overs cricket, an enviable batting and captaincy record in both the shorter formats and test cricket with an average of close to 55.00- such massive achievements do justify why Kohli has been at the cynosure of the world cricket for the last 6 years. Very few achievements come under the unaccomplished IPL records of Virat Kohli.
This IPL Virat will be representing a team for whom he has achieved a status of Immortality- the perennial underachievers of IPL, Royal Challengers Bangalore. With the knack that this man has of breaking records one after another, Virat would want to complete three tasks, at the end of each he can be called the best batsman in the history of IPL as well. Here we add those three records that form the unaccomplished IPL records of Virat Kohli.
Most 50+ scores while chasing
Chase is something that Virat cherishes. Over the years we have seen him play some of the finest innings in the history of One Day cricket while chasing a big total with his team under pressure. Difficult match situations inevitably bring out the best in him. With his superfluous batting technique and his ability to accumulate runs at every juncture of the game, no one knows how to keep the scoreboard ticking better than Virat Kohli.
He is currently second in the list with 16 50+ scores while chasing. Gautam Gambhir who is at the top of that list has 20. However, the kind of form Kohli displays in big tournaments, this won’t be a target that he would leave unachieved. Among the unaccomplished IPL records of Virat Kohli.
The aggregate of 6000 runs
With 5412 runs in more than 170 matches, Virat is the leading run-scorer in IPL cricket. He is 588 runs short of becoming the first cricketer in the history of IPL to score 6000 runs. Although in a 14 match T20 tournament where fortunes fluctuate like a seesaw, scoring 588 runs isn’t that easy a task.
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But when your name is Virat Kohli, even that statistics fade in comparison to the consistency that Kohli has shown over the years. He has aggregated more or less than 500 runs for every edition of the tournament for the last 7-8 years now. Among the unaccomplished IPL records of Virat Kohli.
Highest Number of Centuries
Virat Kohli never had a century in IPL until 2016. 2016 was the year when he let all guns blazing and displayed a batting performance that was previously unseen in T20 cricket. He scored 977 runs in the tournament, just 23 shies of becoming the first man to score 1000 runs in a T20 tournament. He scored 4 centuries in that edition with one coming later against Kolkata Knight Riders.
With 5 centuries to his name, he is second on the list behind his illustrious ex-teammate Christopher Henry Gayle with 6 hundred. This again would be something that would be difficult to achieve. But with the consistency that Virat has shown, it again might prove to be a mountain that is not too difficult for him to climb. Among the unaccomplished IPL records of Virat Kohli.
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Moreover, if he has to end his wait for laying his hands on the coveted IPL trophy, he would need to fire on all cylinders for his team. RCB with the kind of team they have this edition would be in running as one of the favorites to lift the title, only if they don’t choke in the crucial junctures of a match. This one also adds to the unaccomplished IPL records of Virat Kohli, with this being about his captaincy.
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