Virat Kohli Needs 71 More Runs In T20 To Join This Elite Club

Vurat Kohli's enviable legacy

As the Indian Premier League is less than 48 hours away from resuming its second phase in the UAE, Virat Kohli will be eyeing another feather in his crown. He is just 71 runs away from the elite 10000th, run mark in T20 cricket.

Kohli has been one of the most dominant batters in any format of the sport and in the shortest discipline of the game, very few batters have come close to him. However, if we take into all account all kinds of T20 cricket that are being played, there are a few batters who have already achieved this remarkable milestone.

The names in the club so far

Chris Gayle leads the list by a proverbial mile as he has garnered 14261 runs from 446 matches at a fine average of 36.94. However, the most impressive part of his figures will obviously be his scintillating strike rate, which reads 145.87.

The second man on the list is another hard-hitting West Indian cricketer who will be captaining the Caribbean team in the upcoming T20 World Cup, Kieron Pollard. From 561 matches, coming to bat at a low number 5 or 6, Pollard has banged 11159 runs at an astonishing strike rate of 152.96.

Pakistani all-rounder, Shoaib Malik is next on the list as he has managed to score 10808 runs from the 436 matches that he has been a part of. He is a brilliant striker of the ball and an equally decent bowler.

Australian opener, David Warner comes in fourth place with 10017 runs from 304 matches as his average reads a blistering 37.80 laced with an explosive strike rate of 140.80.

What does Virat Kohli need to get into this club?

Virat Kohli can easily get into the talked-about list in the story as he currently stands at 9929 runs from only 311 games with a strike rate of 41.71. With the Indian Premier League about to kick off, he will have ample time to achieve this feat in the tournament itself.

Also, to back it up, T20 World Cup is also on the horizon. However, the Indian cricket fans will be eager to see him score his 71st century too.

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