Virat Kohli is currently one of the best batsmen around the world. With his amazing batting skills and performances, the cricketer has made several records and is often called the modern legend of the game. Virat is currently the leading run-scorer in the IPL history having scored 5430 runs.
Virat Kohli has been the batting mainstay for the Royal Challengers Bangalore ever since the inception. RCB had bought the Indian skipper on a youth contract for a whopping INR 17 crores in the year 2018. Overall these years, Virat has created and broke several records and has emerged out as one of the most prolific batsmen in the history of the Indian Premier League.
Here, in this article, we will discuss some of the records created by Virat Kohli during his IPL career. Have a look:
1. The most expensive player in the history of IPL – INR 17 Crores:
RCB’s skipper Virat Kohli is currently the most expensive player in IPL history. He was retained by his team Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping price of INR 17 crores during the IPL 2018 transfer window. Virat surpassed Yuvraj Singh, who was bought by Delhi based franchise for INR 16 crores. Also, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant are currently sharing the third spot with a whopping INR 15 crore.
2. Most runs in an IPL season – 973 runs in IPL 2016:
During the 2016 edition of the IPL, Virat Kohli was at his monstrous best as he scored a record-breaking 973 runs in 16 matches and with an impressive average of 81.08. No cricketer has been able to break this record so far. After giving an impeccable performance, he was awarded his only Orange Cap award in his IPL career.
With his brilliant performance, Virat also helped his team reach the finals. Not just this, Virat also became the first player in IPL history to score 4000 IPL runs.
3. Highest partnership in the history of IPL:
The dynamic duo of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have together wrote several success stories for RCB. They have also set a record for the highest IPL partnership with a 215-run stand against Mumbai Indians in the year 2015. Later, in 2016, Virat and AB broke their record once again by scoring 229 runs.
4. Most centuries in a season:
When Virat Kohli entered the 2016’s edition of the IPL, he was without any century in his account. However, Virat Kohli, who was being brutally criticized for the same, smashed 4 centuries in 16 games he played in 2016 and became the only cricketer to score 4 centuries in one season.