Playing in his 196th IPL match at the Wankhede Stadium, Kohli achieved the feat in the 13th over against Rajasthan Royals.
Milestone 🔓6000 Runs in #VIVOIPL for 👑 Kohli 👏👏Live – https://t.co/dch5R4juzp #RCBvRR #VIVOIPL https://t.co/WxLODwE2zD
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1619111478000
Kohli (72*) and opener Devdutt Padikkal (101*), who scored an elegant hundred, put up a dominating show to power RCB to a 10-wicket crushing win over RR while chasing 178.
The student and the master at work. Fabulous viewing. These Southpaws make it look easy – @devdpd07 @imVkohli… https://t.co/qtAQWZVlvb
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) 1619113658000
Kohli (6021) is leading the IPL highest run-getter chart followed by Suresh Raina (5,448), Shikhar Dhawan (5,428) David Warner (5,384) and Rohit Sharma (5,368).
.@imVkohli joins the party with a fine FIFTY off 34 deliveries.This is his 40th in #VIVOIPL Live -… https://t.co/ztVWeIxgMO
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1619111091000
Kohli was just 51 runs behind the milestone figure before the match. As soon he hit his 51st run of the innings he became the first batter to do so in the IPL.
Fantastic innings from young Padikkal. And this year @RCBTweets are in ominous form, which is great to see. Kohli a… https://t.co/URM3H6R6ku
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 1619112648000
Earlier, Shivam Dube and Rahul Tewatia played knocks of 46 and 40 runs respectively to steer Rajasthan Royals to 177/9 in their allotted 20 overs.