The eagerness and excitement for the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) are palpable. On Friday, March 31, the 16th edition of the high-profile event will begin when the title holder Gujarat Titans (GT) face the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will be one of the franchises hoping to perform well and maybe win their first IPL championship (RCB). The Bengaluru-based franchise has several elite players, including the modern legend Virat Kohli.
RCB will miss Josh Hazelwood in IPL 2023. But we all know why Josh is important for the RCB. In the 2023 edition of the IPL, RCB is the most popular team.
Kohli, the previous captain of RCB, has recently been in outstanding batting form for his national team and will want to contribute to his squad in the next IPL season.
The former India captain, who is the only player to have played all 15 IPL seasons for a single team, will surely be the key to RCB’s success.
This year, the 34-year-old, who has broken numerous records over the past 15 years, has the opportunity to break a few more.
In light of this, let’s analyze three important records that Virat Kohli can break in the upcoming IPL 2023.
3. Ipl Player Virat Kohli Could Complete 100 Catches
In addition to being a strong batsman, Virat Kohli has also been an outstanding fielder. In every other season, the Delhi-born fielder makes one or two amazing catches in the deep or within the circle.
Kohli has taken 93 catches for RCB during the IPL. This is the second-highest total of any active IPL player, after only Rohit Sharma’s 97.
Kohli needs just seven more catches to reach 100 as a fielder in the IPL. Only Suresh Raina (109) and Kieron Pollard (103) actually hold this achievement.
2. Virat Kohli May Record the Most Ipl Hundreds
Virat Kohli had never scored a hundred in the IPL before 2016, the year in which he absolutely turned things around. Kohli scored four hundred in a single season. In 2019, he scored a century against KKR, bringing his total to five centuries in the IPL.
Chris Gayle, his former RCB teammate, owns the most IPL hundred in the history of the tournament with six.
This indicates that Kohli needs a few more hundred to break Gayle’s record. If the Delhi batsman has an exceptional season, he may hold this record at the conclusion of the 16th IPL season.
1. Virat Kohli Might Become the First Player in Ipl History to Reach 7000 Runs
Virat Kohli presently holds the record for most runs scored in IPL history with 6,624 runs in 223 matches.
Shikhar Dhawan follows him nearly with 6,244 runs. Kohli needs an additional 376 runs to become the first player in IPL history to score 7,000 runs.
In IPL 2021, Kohli became the fastest player to score 6,000 runs in the expensive competition, achieving the milestone in 196 games. This season he may climb to the top of Mount 7K.
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