IPL was started in 2008 for the first time, and now 14 years have passed since the first IPL. Virat Kohli is the only player to represent a single franchise till now. Kohli is playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from the starting of his IPL career. The RCB franchise selected him as a promising young star, and he proved that correct. At that time, Virat was the captain of the India Under 19 cricket team. His IPL records are exceptional, and he is still very promising towards cricket and wants to win the IPL title for the RCB.
Virat has a huge fan base all over the world. No doubt he is the inspiration to many young cricketers. Young stars following the work ethics, the fitness of Indian cricket captain Kohli. Fans have been lucky enough to witness this star cricketer’s glorious career growth from the beginning of IPL 2008. This fearless and aggressive cricket belongs to Delhi and is currently known as the best batsman in cricket formats.
Here in this article, we will discuss five unbelievable records of Virat Kohli in IPL history.
So, let’s get started with more details.
1.Most Runs in the history of IPL
As a batsman, Virat Kohli is one of the best performers in IPL history. No doubt Kohli is one of the most prolific players having an exceptional record in IPL. The combination of fearless batting and aggression makes him more focused on cricket, and that’s why his name comes at the top of the list of most run-getter in the history of IPL. He is leading the top position after Suresh Raina with 5878 runs.
2.Most runs in a single season
Do you know Virat has a rare record having the most runs in a single season? Usually, in IPL, for a batsman, the parameters of a 500 run are considered as a brilliant season. But fans are still astounding that Virat Kohli was scored 973 runs in the 2016 IPL. This is just unbelievable, and it’s almost impossible for any player to beat this rare record in the future.
After the first five IPL 2016, Many experts predicted that Kohli would get the orange cap at the end of the season. Some also predicted that he would be the first player to cross the 1000 runs, but unfortunately, RCB failed to quality the qualifier 1, and Kohli did not get the chance to fulfill his 1000 runs.
3.Most Hundreds by a captain in IPL
Century in a T20 game is not that much easy for any cricketer! But modern-day cricket Virat Kohli is exceptional and having the record of most hundred by a captain in IPL history. After becoming the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kohli scored 5 centuries in IPL history, which is the most done by any IPL franchise’s captain. The 2016 IPL was the golden season of Virat, and no doubt he is one of the most consistent performers in IPL history with the highest number of runs (5878).
4.Youngest Captain in IPL history
Virat Kohli is one of the youngest captains in IPL history. He was just 22 years old when he became the captain of RCB. After the captaincy, he performed well in IPL and became the permanent player for the RCB.
He stood as captain in a match for RCB when Daniel Vettori got injured, and that match was won by RCB against Rajasthan by 9 wickets Royals in 2011. That match was a perfect start for Kohli as a captain, and after that, the RCB management decided to make him permanent captain ahead of the 2013 season of IPL.
5.Most Hundreds in an IPL season
The 2016 IPL was the golden season for King Kohli. That season Kohli performed unbelievably and scored 973 runs which is still the highest run in any season in the history of IPL. In that season, Kohli was scored four hundred, which is an unbelievable and rarest record.
In 2016 IPL, he scored his first century against Gujarat Lions, but RCB lost that game badly. Kohli scored his fastest hundred against Punjab Kings, which was the 4th hundred in that season, and he scored 113 runs in just 50 balls.