Kohli becomes fastest to reach 5,000 IPL runs, 2nd batsman after Suresh Raina to score 5000 IPL runs in IPL 2019. Prior to IPL 2019, Kohli had 4,948 runs from 163 matches at a strike-rate of 130.76, including 34 fifties and four hundreds.
Virat Kohli reached the landmark quicker than Raina. While Raina brought up his 5000th run in his 177th match and 173rd innings, Kohli needed only 165 matches and 157 innings.
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to breach the 5,000-run mark in the IPL on Thursday. He got to the milestone with a single off Jasprit Bumrah during the game against Mumbai Indians at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday.
Virat Kohli had the chance to become the first ever batsman to reach the 5000-run mark in IPL history. On Saturday, before the season opener between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kohli needed 52 to get to the milestone. However, he was dismissed for 6.