Following his side Royal Challengers Bangalore's IPL match against Mumbai Indians on Sunday, India skipper Virat Kohli achieved a cherished accomplishment of 10,000 runs in all forms of T20 cricket (international, domestic, and franchise).
Kohli reached the milestone in his 314th T20 match by knocking India teammate Jasprit Bumrah for a six in the fourth over after RCB were sent in to bat.
Kohli, who is set to quit the job as RCB captain at the end of the season, was 13 runs short of the 10,000-run mark going into the match.
Until Sunday's match, the 32-year-old had played 298 innings, averaging 41.61 runs per innings with five hundreds and 73 fifties. Individually, he had a high of 113. In his professional career, he has a strike rate of 134 percent or higher.
Kohli made history by becoming the first Indian to reach 10,000 runs in the shortest format. After Chris Gayle (14,275), Kieran Pollard (11,202), Shoaib Malik (10,832), and David Warner (10,832), he is the fifth player to reach this milestone (10,019). After Gayle, Kohli is the second-fastest to reach this mark (299 innings). In 285 innings, he became the first player in T20 history to score 10,000 runs.