New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli became the first player to score 6000 runs for a franchise during match against Chennai Super Kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Kohli has scored 424 runs in the Champions league and 5635 runs in the twelve seasons of Indian Premier League for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Kohli achieved the milestone on his way to an unbeaten 90 in just 52 balls against Chennai Super Kings -- an innings that guided a struggling RCB side to a decent 169 at the end of 20 overs. The innings included 4 fours and as many sixes. 

The RCB skipper has the most runs in the Indian Premier League. In 183 matches, Kohli has scored 5635 runs at an average of 38.33 and a strike rate of over 131. He has the second-most centuries in the IPL (5) after Jamaican Cricketer Chris Gayle. Kohli was inducted to the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad in 2008 and started leading the side five seasons later. However, the team has not lifted the trophy even once in the IPL history.

Kohli's unbeaten 90 was instrumental in Bangalore's 37-run win over Chennai Super Kings on Saturday. Chasing a modest total of 170, Chennai lost its openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis inside powerplay. Ambati Rayudu and N Jagadeeshan tried to steady the innings but the dearth of boundaries kept the asking rate soaring. Rayudu and Jagadeeshan were dismissed for 42 and 33 respectively and the team could manage to put up only 132 runs on the scoreboard at the end of 20 overs.

With the win, Bangalore has moved to the fourth spot in the points table.

Posted By: Lakshay Raja