Virat Kohli sets 10,000 runs record at Indian Premier League 2021
Indian men's cricket team captain Virat Kohli added another feather to his illustrious cap on September 26 as he became the first batter from the country to cross the 10,000 runs mark in the T20 format.
Kohli achieved this mark while batting for Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter against Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Dubai International Stadium. The RCB captain completed 10,000 runs in the T20 format in the fourth over of the innings as he smashed a four and then a six in two consecutive deliveries of Jasprit Bumrah. Kohli is the fifth batter to make 10,000 T20 runs.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field against Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB).
The match 39 of IPL 2021 sees two out of form sides lock horns. Both RCB and MI have spluttered and stuttered since the tournament's resumption so both teams will be desperate to get that winning feeling back.
For RCB, they're still in third place, but the pack behind them is hunting them. As for MI, they need a win to try and get out of the middle bunch as they sit in sixth place.
Harshal Patel's hat-trick and three-wicket haul by Yuzvendra Chahal helped RCB defend 165 and defeat Mumbai Indians by 54 runs here at the Dubai International Stadium. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer has said that it will take some for the feeling of taking a hat-trick to sink in as he took it for the very first time in his career.
RCB will next lock horns against Rajasthan Royals on September 29 in the ongoing IPL.