Published on March 30th, 2023
Virat Kohli is undoubtedly one of the greatest cricketers of all time. Since making his debut for Team India in 2008, he has achieved numerous remarkable feats, including being the second-highest international run-scorer for India after Sachin Tendulkar.
In addition, Kohli holds the record for the most runs in T20Is, having scored 3932 runs in 105 innings.
Alongside his performances in the Indian team, Kohli has also been a stalwart in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for over a decade, amassing over 6000 runs in more than 200 matches.
During his 15-year IPL career, the outstanding batsman has set several individual records that are hard to imagine surpassing.
Top 3 IPL Records Held by Virat Kohli
1. Most Number Of Runs In IPL History
Additionally, Kohli holds the record for the most runs in a single IPL season, having amassed 973 runs in 16 matches in the 2016 season.
He also holds the record for the most runs in IPL history as a captain, having scored 3,953 runs in 127 matches while leading the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Another impressive record held by Kohli is the most IPL fours by a player. He has hit a staggering 596 boundaries in the league, which is far ahead of the second-placed Suresh Raina with 493 fours.
Kohli’s consistency and ability to score runs in pressure situations have made him an asset to any team he plays for.
His IPL records are a testament to his talent and hard work, and he will undoubtedly continue to set new milestones in the future.
2. Virat Kohli Has Scored The Most Number Of Runs In A Single IPL Edition
In the history of the IPL, no batter has had a more exceptional season than Virat Kohli’s heroics in the 2016 edition of the tournament.
Scoring more than 500 runs in a single season has been considered a remarkable feat in the IPL, but Kohli went above and beyond by creating a record for the most runs in a single edition.
The former RCB skipper amassed an unbelievable 973 runs at an immaculate average of 81.08 in just 16 matches, smashing four centuries and seven half-centuries in the process.
His exploits helped RCB reach the final, although they ended up losing to Sunrisers Hyderabad. Kohli’s extraordinary season also earned him the only orange cap of his IPL career.
3. Most Centuries In A Single IPL Season
In the 2016 IPL season, Virat Kohli proved his doubters wrong by smashing four centuries in 16 games, becoming the only player to score four centuries in a single edition of the league.
Prior to that season, Kohli had not scored a century in the previous eight campaigns, which led to some criticism.
However, Kohli responded in style by scoring a total of 973 runs at an impressive average of 81.08, winning the orange cap for the first and only time in his career.
Out of the four centuries Kohli scored in that season, two were against Gujarat Lions in both home and away fixtures, while the other two came against Rising Pune Supergiant and Kings XI Punjab.
Kohli’s performances in that season helped Royal Challengers Bangalore reach the final, although they ultimately fell short of the title, losing to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final.