IPL: Run Machine Virat Kohli becomes first batsman to complete 6,000 runs
RCB Captain Virat Kohli during a match against RR on Thursday in the ongoing IPL 2021Image source: Twitter

IPL: Run Machine Virat Kohli becomes first batsman to complete 6,000 runs

Virat Kohli became the first batsman to get to 6,000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history

Mumbai: India and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli on Thursday became the first batsman to get to 6,000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history.

Virat Kohli achieved the feat during the ongoing encounter between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. The Run Machine Kohli, scored a half-century in a big century partnership with Devdutt Padikkal for the opening wicket against Rajasthan Royals, keeping the winning streak for his club. Just before reaching the 6000-run landmark, the right-handed batsman had reached his first half-century of this IPL season.

Kohli is way ahead of Suresh Raina (5448) and Shikhar Dhawan (5428), who both are over 500 runs behind the Indian captain. Thursday's match against RR was Kohli's 196th match. He was just 51 runs behind the milestone figure before the match.

Prior to the game against RR, the swashbuckling batsman got a couple of scores of 33 in the first two matches of the season and then got a five.

T NATARAJAN RULED OUT OF IPL: REPORTS

SunRisers Hyderabad's (SRH) left-arm pace bowler T Natarajan, whose participation in the ongoing IPL 2021 was hampered by a sore knee, has been ruled out of the remainder of the IPL. The left-arm pacer won't take further part in the tournament, according to reports.

The 30-year-old, who made his India debut around all formats on the tour of Australia, hasn't been able to get scans done due to strict COVID-19 protocols.

"He has obviously got a sore knee. Given the circumstance in these bubbles, if he goes and gets a scan, he obviously has to sit out for seven days. He has to get back in quarantine," SRH captain David Warner had said on Thursday. "We are just monitoring him at the moment. The physios are doing their best to analyse from a face point of view but he obviously has to go out and get a scan at some point," Warner informed.

Natarajan played the first two matches during the IPL but missed the next two and was replaced by left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed.

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