A sneak-peak into Virat Kohli’s IPL records
The Indian skipper recently became the highest run-getter in the history of the Indian Premier League
Updated - Apr 18, 2018 4:31 pm
Who is the current best batsman in the world? Who is the highest run-getter in the IPL? Who is the master of chases? The answer to all these questions is the one and only Virat Kohli. Popularly known as King Kohli or the run-machine, Virat has transformed Indian cricket and has set very high standards for others to follow. His fitness levels and ability to read the game is unparalleled.
Over the past few years, Kohli has been setting records that other players can only dream of. The records Kohli chases keep crumbling like nine pins. On Tuesday, Kohli set another record that made him the highest run scorer in the history of the Indian Premier League. Kohli’s unbeaten 92 against Mumbai Indians took his total runs tally to 4619 runs. Suresh Raina is behind Kohli with 4558 runs.
Records keep tumbling
Kohli puts more than 100% on the field. His dedication and passion for the game have helped him to stay right on top of world cricket. Youngsters from all over the world idolize Kohli and try to take a leaf out of Kohli’s cricketing books.
Though Kohli scored 55% of the runs yesterday, he ran out of partners as his team failed to register a victory at the Wankhede. Kohli in the process of accumulating a record 4,619 IPL career runs, has also accomplished several unassailable feats.
Some VIRAT records in the IPL:
1. Highest run-getter in the IPL – 4,619*
2. The highest salaried cricketer in IPL – ₹ 17 crore
3. All 11 seasons with one team – RCB
4. Highest career rise in IPL salary – 14,166%
5. Only player to never be part of IPL auction process
Kohli’s on-field performance has improved significantly just like the value of his professional contract. The run machine earned a mere 12 lakhs in the first three seasons of the IPL while the likes of Dhoni, Yuvraj, and Tendulkar were earning over 4 crores. But the tables have turned significantly as Kohli now earns 17 crores from his IPL contract that makes him the costliest player. An increase in salary of 14,166% puts Kohli on the fourth position in the aggregate IPL salary for all seasons. He is destined to top this chart too sooner or later.