IPL 2023: After masterclass vs MI, Virat Kohli joins elite list of opening batters

Sports Tak Staff
March 32023

Virat Kohli's unbeaten 82 off 49 was crucial in helping RCB defeat MI in their opening IPL match. 

During this innings, the former RCB skipper achieved a new milestone. 

He is now the seventh batter with 3000 runs as an opener in the IPL!

The others on this list include Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner, Chris Gayle, Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul. 

Kohli has hit 3054 runs in 85 matches, averaging 43.01. 

His innings against the Mumbai Indians included 6 fours and 5 sixes.

Across his 216 IPL matches, the batter has scored a massive 2706 IPL runs!

This makes him the highest run-getter in the history of the IPL.

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