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Virat Kohli 10 runs away from becoming first Indian to score 9,000 T20 runs

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli is set to achieve another milestone in his T20 career. He just needs 10 more runs in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) to become the first Indian batsman to breach the 9k-mark in the shortest format
In Today encounter Virat Kohli's RCB has a golden opportunity to go past Mumbai Indians if they manage to defeat Delhi Capitals.
Kohli, who had made his T20 debut in 2007, has only played for three teams. He has represented Team India, RCB and Delhi in the shortest format. Out of 8990 runs, he has scored 5926 runs for RCB. The Indian skipper has 2794 runs for Team India at the international level.
Kohli leads Team India and RCB while he hasn't played for his state team since 2013. Given the present situation and Team India's packed schedule, he isn't expected to represent Delhi anytime soon.
Overall, the list of most runs in the shortest format is topped by Chris Gayle. The Universe Boss has 13296 runs in 404 matches. Gayle has represented at least 15 teams across the various leagues in different competitions around the globe.
He doesn't play for West Indies now. Since he hasn't retired, Gayle could be back for T20 World Cup.
He is followed by Kieron Pollard, the second batsman with over 10,000 runs. The West Indies' white-ball captain has scored 10370 runs while playing for number of teams. Shoaib Malik (9926), Brendon McCullum (9922), David Warner (9451) and Aaron Finch (9148) sit above the Indian skipper.
Kohli is followed by his white-ball deputy, Rohit Sharma, on the list. The right-handed batsman has scored 8818 runs in 333 T20s. He is likely to complete 9k T20 runs in IPL 2020. With 8392 runs, Suresh Raina is third Indian batsman with over 8000 runs in this format.
The highest run-scorer at the highest level, Kohli has 2794 in 82 T20Is. He is the only batsman with an average of over 50 (50.80). In IPL, Kohli owns the record of being the only batsman to score over 900 runs in a season. He had scored 973 runs in IPL 2016. During the season, he had created a record of scoring four tons.

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