Currently considered the best striker of the cricket ball in the world in all formats, Indian skipper and RCB player Virat Kohli, also called Run Machine Kohli, has the most runs in IPL history. As the only batsman in the IPL to break the 6,000 mark, Virat Kohli is arguably the best batsman in IPL and world cricket. With five centuries and 42 half centuries of Virat Kohli’s name, he is the only player to score 6,000 or more runs in IPL history. In 16 games played that season, Indian captain Virat Kohli scored 973 points, including four centuries and seven half-centuries.

After an excellent performance in the 2011-12 Commonwealth Bank Series, Virat Kohli was named Vice-Captain of the 2012 Asian Cup. Virat Kohli scored the highest score against Sri Lanka and remarkable innings where he scored 183 runs in 148 balls. He won the orange cap in the 2016 IPL with 973 runs. Still, the highest total scored in a single season in Indian Premier League history. In the 2013 IPL season, former Australian Mike Hussey was the orange cap holder with 733 points in 17 games. The Indian skipper and racing car set a record of 973 races in the 2016 IPL, winning the Player of the Series trophy. Suresh Raina is the only player to score 400 runs in seven consecutive IPL seasons (2008–2014). Rohit Sharma is the only player to score over 1000 runs against an opponent in the IPL (against KKR). It is also a six-shot machine, becoming the first Indian player to hit 400 sixes in T20.

Kohli had scored over 400 runs in his last seven seasons except for the 2017 season when he only scored 308 runs. By the end of the 2016 IPL season, Virat Kohli was in first place with 4110 runs. Virat scored consistently, but until 2016 he did not have a century. The 2018 season was more productive for Virat Kohli in the game, scoring 530 runs in 14 games and 37 runs ahead of Suresh Raina.

2016 final saw the best players face each other as Kohli and Warner, captains and leaders of the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad, respectively, faced off in an IPL showdown. After a slow start to hearings, the first duo of Kohli and Gayle began to find the pace of the star’s men in the crease, scoring 55 in the first five overs as they attempted to hunt down a 209 target. Sunrise Hyderabad froze after Warner. He was caught in, scoring 69 out of 24 balls. Kohli, meanwhile, was hoping for another big score to finish the tournament in style but was forced to settle for 54 runs.

Virat Kohli has stepped down from the captain’s position in all formats, including IPL. Previously when he was not leading the team, he showed his fantastic batting performances to the world, the rise of Run Machine Kohli.