Virat Kohli has played in every single edition of the IPL since it’s inception in 2008. Since then he has represented the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the biggest T20 competition across the globe. In the 12 years, while playing in the IPL, Kohli has taken his game to unimaginable peak as a batsman.
The skipper of RCB is the leading run-scorer in the competition that consists of every leading player in the world. Even though Kohli has still not lifted that elusive IPL trophy he still has numerous records to his name.
The maestro has infinite times stunned the opposition and produced breath-taking performance. We try to look upon some of the unknown records that he has held in the IPL. Records which are not often talked about as they get overshadowed by Kohli breaking numerous records in every match.
Here are 5 unknown records of Virat Kohli in IPL:
5. Only batsman to score a fifty when no other player reached double figures
Virat Kohli has often been the one-man army when playing for RCB in the IPL. Plenty of times his other teammates have failed to support him and that has led to the downfall of his team. One such occasion was in 2017 when Kohli’s side played the Rising Pune Supergiant away from home. RCB restricted the Pune side to 157 runs in their 20 overs. But unfortunately in the chase, no other RCB batsman showed up apart from Kohli.
Kohli scored 55 runs from his team total of 96 runs as his side face a massive defeat. After this match, Kohli became the only batsman to score a fifty when no other batsman even reached double figures. Next best score in the innings after the RCB skipper was 8 by Sreenath Aravind.