When we talk about Virat Kohli, the things that come to our mind: Run machines, consistency, fitness, and sheer domination. Virat Kohli has dominated in every format, be it a test, ODI, T20, or IPL. And he is one of the few versatile batsmen who can adapt to any situation very easily, and play according to it. But things were not going well for Virat Kohli after the 2019 world cup, and he has seen so much down in three years. The thing that makes him the “King of Cricket” is he knows how to come back. And he came back with a bang and hit a century against Afghanistan in Asia cup, and it was cricket breaking news. He replied to his critics with his innings in Asia Cup 2022 and the T20 world cup 2022. Virat Kohli has played with sheer domination in international cricket and IPL. So, let’s see his records that are almost impossible to break.
Most Run In a Single Edition of IPL
Virat Kohli has shown the world multiple times that he is the only king of cricket, and 2016 was the best year of his life. He was in the dream form of his career in 2016, be it IPL or the T20 world cup. Even one of his best T20 innings against Australia came in 2016. In the 2016 IPL edition, he made cricket breaking news, hit 973 runs, and missed the milestone of 1000 runs by 27 runs. Still, his 973 run is a milestone for other players, and it has been more than six years, and no one has reached near the Virat Kohli record. He hit four centuries and seven half-centuries for 973 runs, and a duck in the qualifier stopped him from the milestone of 1000. But 973 runs seem impossible to break.
Most Centuries In a Single Edition of IPL
2016 was the dream year for Virat Kohli, and he dominated every team and hit four centuries in the 2016 IPL edition. He didn’t have any centuries before the 2016 edition and hit four centuries in a single season. It is still a record, and Josh Buttler is behind him with three centuries in a single season. Virat Kohli’s every innings was cricket breaking news in 2016, and he has played with sheer consistency.
He hit the first century against the Gujarat Lions in 63 balls and hit 12 fours and 1 six, but his team lost the match. The second century came against RPS, and he scored 108 runs in 58 balls with the help of 8 fours and seven sixes and won for his team. He scored the third century again against GL, scored 109 runs in 55 balls with the help of 5 fours and 8 sixes, and took revenge. The fourth and last century of the 2016 IPL edition came against KXIP. He scored 113 runs in 50 balls with the help of 12 fours and 8 sixes. His every century makes cricket breaking news for fans and broadcasters.
Most Run Partnership
Virat Kohli has been playing for RCB since the first edition of IPL and played with one of the most dangerous batters of T20 cricket: Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, KL Rahul, and many more. He can adapt to the situation very easily, and play according to the situation. That’s why he had three double hundred partnerships and 22 hundred partnerships. Gayle and ABD have played for RCB for a long time alongside Virat Kohli, and he has 2 double century partnerships with ABD and 1 double century partnership with Gayle. 19-century partnerships of his come playing with them, 10 with the ABD and 9 with Gayle.
The highest run partnership in IPL has come between ABD and VK, which is 229 runs against Gujrat Lions. 2016 was one the best tournaments for RCB, and they trashed GL bowlers all over the park. VK and ABD both hit centuries in this game against GL and made 248/3 on the board, and the cricket breaking news was GL lost the match by 148 runs.
The second-highest-run partnership has also come for one of the best IPL pairs, VK and ABD. They made a partnership of 215 runs against the Mumbai Indians, ABD made 133* runs in 59 balls, VK made 82* runs in 50 balls, and RCB put 235/1 on the board. The cricket breaking news was MI lost the match by 39 runs.
Virat Kohli’s 3rd double-century partnership came with the legendary T20 player Chris Gayle. In 2012, they made 204 runs of partnership against DD. Gayle scored 128* runs in 62 balls, and Virat scored 73* runs in 53 balls.
Most Matches For a Single Franchise
Virat Kohli has been playing in the IPL since 2008 for RCB. They bought him when he was the captain of the under-19 Indian cricket team. He has played 223 IPL matches for RCB.