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Kohli at 200 matches: The formidable numbers of an IPL giant

Kohli at 200 matches: The formidable numbers of an IPL giant

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200 The game against the Kolkata Knight Riders is Virat Kohli‘s 200th match in the Indian Premier League. He is set to be the fifth player to complete 200 games in the league. Kohli made his debut on the opening night of the IPL in 2008, also against the Knight Riders.

1 Kohli will be the first player to feature in 200 matches for a single franchise in the IPL, having represented the Royal Challengers Bangalore throughout his career. MS Dhoni’s 182 matches for the Chennai Super Kings are the second-most IPL appearances for a single team.

133 out of Kohli’s 200 matches have been as captain. He made his captaincy debut in 2011 and became RCB’s full-time captain from the start of 2013. Only Dhoni, with 196 games, has played more IPL games as captain than Kohli.

129 Consecutive appearances by Kohli in the IPL for RCB, between 2008 and 2016. He has missed only four matches for them so far – once in 2008 and three games at the start of the 2017 season due to a shoulder injury.

6076 Ahead of his 200th game, Kohli stands as the top run-getter in the IPL and is the only player to reach the 6000-run mark. He also has the most runs as a captain in the IPL, with 4674 runs across 132 matches.

5 Hundreds for Kohli in the IPL, only behind Chris Gayle’s tally of six hundreds. All five of Kohli’s centuries in the IPL have come while leading RCB; no other captain has more than one century in the league’s history. Other than Kohli, only six tons have been recorded by captains so far in the IPL.

38 Fifty-plus scores for Kohli as captain in the IPL, including 33 fifties, the most by anyone. Overall, Kohli has 45 fifty-plus scores in the league, only behind David Warner (54) and Shikhar Dhawan (46).

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973 Runs by Kohli in 2016, the most by any player in a single edition of the IPL. That was also the highest aggregate by any player in a T20 series or tournament. Kohli’s 11 fifty-plus scores during IPL 2016, including four hundreds, were also the most for a player in a T20 tournament.

21 out of 34 century partnerships for RCB in the IPL involve Kohli. The only player to be part of more century partnerships in the IPL than Kohli is David Warner, with 24 such stands.

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