Senior Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter Virat Kohli is likely to etch his name in the record books of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as his team face rivals Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Tuesday at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai.
Kohli has scored 948 IPL runs out of 6389 against CSK in 27 innings at an average of 41.22 and a strike rate of 127.25. The IPL’s leading run-scorer is just 52 runs short of completing 1000 runs against the four-time IPL champions.
CSK vs RCB: Virat Kohli to join Rohit Sharma in a rare feat in IPL
If Kohli achieves this feat, he will become the second player to score 1000 against a single opposition in IPL. Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has scored 1018 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 30 innings.
Delhi Capitals opener David Warner scored 61 off 45 deliveries against KKR on Sunday at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Through the blistering knock, Warner accumulated 976 runs against the two-time IPL champions in 25 innings striking at 145.
In IPL 2020, Kohli was the lone warrior against CSK as the former RCB skipper smashed a 52-ball 90 to power his side to 169/4. RCB eventually won the match by 37 runs and Kohli registered his highest score against CSK.
Virat Kohli completed 550 IPL boundaries
Kohli hit 48 in 36 balls in his last match against Mumbai Indians, he smashed five boundaries in the course of his innings to complete 550 boundaries in the IPL and joined Punjab Kings opener, Shikhar Dhawan, in the elusive list.
The 33-year-old has aggregated 106 runs at an average of 35.33 in four innings in IPL 2022 so far, he is yet to score a half-century in this edition.
After leading RCB in 140 IPL matches in nearly 10 seasons, Kohli stepped down from the captaincy role at the end of the last season. South Africa star batter Faf du Plessis took over the reins from Kohli as he became the seventh skipper of RCB in the history of IPL.
RCB have won three matches and lost one this season so far, they are currently placed third on the points table and have the opportunity to top the charts with a win against CSK.