Virat Kohli reached a fantastic landmark in T20 cricket in a way only he can. He completed 10,000 runs in T20 cricket today, a coveted landmark in any form of the game, with a huge six off his Indian teammate and fellow talisman, Jasprit Bumrah.
In the 4th over of the game, Virat Kohli got to the 10,000 mark with a superb pull towards the square-leg that cleared the longer side of the ground. Bumrah’s well-directed bouncer did not manage to threaten the Indian skipper with its pace and Kohli was quick to pounce on it. He sent it soaring into the stands and got the fans up on their seats, not to mention, the commentary box.
Virat Kohli has been due a big knock for some time now and he is off to a brilliant start against the Mumbai Indians.
Take a look at Kohli’s big hit that got him to the landmark.
Virat Kohli joins an elite list of players
Virat Kohli becomes the fifth cricketer in the history of T20 cricket to reach 10,000 runs. Before Virat, four other formidable batters got to five digits. Chris Gayle was the first on the planet to reach there and as it stands, he is inching closer to 15,000 runs in the format. After him, Kieron Pollard, Shoaib Malik and David Warner, who play a lot of T20 cricket across the globe, got to 10,000 runs in the format.
David Warner was the fastest to get there, having reached the milestone in just 304 games. He might hold on to that record for a while as the players who are close to achieving the landmark next, have already played more games than Warner.
Virat Kohli is currently playing his 313th game and is likely to add a lot more runs in the coming years. He also became just the second cricketer after Chris Gayle, to score 10,000 runs in List A, First-class and T20 cricket.