Virat Kohli has been one warrior who has been extremely consistent in all formats of Cricket. He gives his best when he takes to the pitch and his fighting spirit has helped India win some toughest tours in the recent history. Indian Premier League is no different for him as he has been giving hard times to the bowlers with his outstanding form.
IPL Season 12 2019 is going to start from 23rd of this month and to be honest, the wait for VIVO IPL 2019 has been the same irrespective of the fact that the World Cup 2019 will be starting soon after the VIVO 2019 IPL. Virat Kohli will pile up runs as usual and will be hoping to lead his team to the title. Though 2018 wasn’t a superb year for Kohli in the IPL, opponents would be wary of the fact that he’s dangerous on any given day.
Here we have a list of three records that Kohli can break in the upcoming IPL 2019 Season:
In the last two seasons of IPL, Suresh Raina & Virat Kohli have being giving each other a high fight in topping in runs chart. Raina topped the list at the end of last year as Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore unable to reach the playoffs while Chennai Super Kings won the title due to which Raina played a few extra innings that authorize him to take the lead. At present, Raina has 4985 runs in 176 matches while Kohli has 4948 runs in 163 matches. Hence, the difference is only of 37 runs.
The upcoming season will see a tough competition between these two Indian stars to top the chart. If Kohli can outplay Raina, which is quite possible with the outstanding form he is in, he might end up as the highest run scorer. Also, Kohli will also look to seal the 5000 run mark first which is just a matter of time for Raina who’s just short by 15 runs.
Virat Kohli has been playing for RCB since the beginning of the Indian Premier League 2008. His statistics have always been growing thus showcasing his experience. In IPL 2016. Kohli was in monster mode as he made 973 runs including four awesome centuries. In the next two years, he made 308 runs and 530 runs respectively. In his 11-year career of IPL 2019. He has scored 4948 runs with four tons as well as 34 half centuries. Thus making it 38 50+ scores in total.
He ranks IInd in the list of most 50+ scores as David Warner has 39 50+ scores (3 tons as well as 36 Half-centuries). Though Warner returns to the VIVO IPL 2019 this season and will look to make it a nice comeback, Kohli has an equal chance of topping the list of Most 50+ scores in IPL. Also, Kohli has been playing continuously without a break which will be an advantage against Warner who returns after a year break.
Hitting a ton in T20 isn’t a simple task, because balls are limited and the player has to be highly competent to progress his game to reach the three digit mark. In the history of the IPL Tournament, only 52 centuries have been score. Hence, it shows the difficulty level in making a T20 ton. Currently, Chris Gayle tops the list with six centuries while Kohli with four tons ranked second in this list.
This one might look a bit tough as a player require to hit two centuries in a season but considering the insanity Kohli carries on the field, it’s not out of the field of possibility. Before the IPL 2016 Season, Kohli had no centuries in his record. Post that season, he registered four tons, thus making enormous tasks look simple. The same 2016 season shall stand a reason why Kohli might breach Gayle to the top of the list of most 100’s. Also, Kohli has another danger as Chris Gayle might look to enhance his lead with a century or two. Let’s see who tops the race of Most Hundreds in IPL History!