Virat Kohli becomes first Indian batter to score 10,000 T20 runs

Indian batsman Virat Kohli, on Sunday, September 26, became the fifth batter to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket. The 32-year-old achieved the record while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Mumbai Indians at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. He reached the landmark with a boundary and six off pacer Jasprit Bumrah.

In the third ball of the fourth over, Virat Kohli hit the Indian fast bowler and his teammate, Bumrah, for a four and a six. He achieved the milestone in the 312th match of his T20 career.

He joined West Indies’ Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard, Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik and Australia’s David Warner in the elite list.

Gayle leads the list in the shortest format of the game with 14,000 runs. He has 22 centuries and 87 fifties as well.

Rohit Sharma and Aaron Finch are close to reaching the 10,000-run mark in the slam-bang version of the game.