IPL 2018: Virat Kohli surpasses Suresh Raina as the highest run-scorer in IPL history
Virat Kohli currently has 4,619 runs after his name in the IPL.
Updated - Apr 18, 2018 7:45 pm
Both Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli have been exchanging the top spot for some time now in the highest run-scorers list in the history of IPL. With Suresh Raina failing to make his mark in the first couple of games and also missing out another game due to an injury, Virat Kohli has once again pipped the CSK’s talismanic batsman to take the numero uno spot.
Before the match started, the RCB skipper was just 32 runs short of Raina’s all-time tally. He smoked a brilliant 92 and remained unbeaten for the side. But unfortunately for him, no other batsman managed to hang in there and provide ample support to the 29-year-old. Despite Kohli’s heroics, Bangalore fell short by a whopping 46 runs.
Virat Kohli currently has 4,619 runs after his name in the IPL after the end of yesterday’s encounter between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers whilst Raina has 4,558 runs to his name. There’s a good possibility that Raina can regain the spot in less than 24 hours given he gets to play in tonight’s game between the Rajasthan Royals and the Chennai Super Kings.
Chennai are already struggling with a lot of absentees as Faf du Plessis, Kedar Jadhav, Lungi Ngidi, and Raina are coping with injuries. The latest addition to that list is MS Dhoni, who was struggling with a back issue in the previous game against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali. Despite the ailment, the CSK skipper played a mind-boggling inning and registered his career-best score in IPL.
High time for RCB to turn things around
One of the most decorated clubs in IPL history, Royal Challengers Bangalore boast of a humongous fan base. Over the years, they’ve provided unparalleled entertainment but failed to clinch even a single trophy. Going by how they have started, the journey now looks way too difficult. Despite Kohli’s good form, the other batsmen are not performing up to the mark.
Unfortunately for their side, their bowling contingent, as always, is leaking runs heavily. In the last two games, they conceded 430 runs at a run-rate of 10.75. Given they’re failing to work on these flaws, getting anywhere close to the top-4 will be an astronomical task for the Bangalore franchise.
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