As the Royal Challengers Bangalore duke it out with Kolkata Knight Riders today, another milestone was racked up by Virat Kohli as he achieved 3000 runs in the Chinnaswamy Stadium, becoming the batter with the highest number of runs in one venue. The former Indian captain has a major role to play as RCB lost Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell early in the chase.
Chasing 201, RCB is struggling at the moment but their fans would be desperate to see Kohli continue with his knock, particularly after the herculean knock that he has so far knitted. Here are the three top batters with the most number of runs in a single venue in IPL.
#1 Virat Kohli – 3000 runs in one venue (Chinnaswamy)
Virat Kohli became the first batter in the history of IPL to rack up 3000 runs in his home ground as he started the tournament on a high. He continued with his brilliance throughout the fray and now continues to drive RCB to a warring spot against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
He reached the 3000 runs mark against the Knights after RCB were off to a shaky start after Suyash Sharma dealt a double whammy to cripple the RCB chase with Kohli stranded at one end.
#2 AB de Villiers – 1960 runs in one venue (Chinnaswamy)
The former South African icon was a RCB legend and is also a RCB hall of Famer now after the franchise chose to confer the awards to the two spartans to have donned the RCB threads.
AB de Villiers hammered 1960 runs at the Chinnaswamy to lead the show with a phenomenal display of confidence and aggression, laying waste to bowlers.
#3 Rohit Sharma – 1861 runs in one venue (Wankhede)
The Mumbai Indians captain, Rohit Sharma has been off to a pretty decent start in the tournament in terms of striking but has faced challenges in going forward after great starts.
Rohit Sharma has managed to pile up 1861 runs in Wankhede to lead the charts in the Mecca of Indian cricket, showcasing exemplary flair against the might of oppositions.