In the nine matches of the IPL 2023 that Virat had played till now, he had scored 364 runs with an average of 45.50 and a strike rate of over 137.
After achieving the landmark of 7000 runs in the Indian Premier League and becoming the very first player ever to do so, the star batsman of India and Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli, said that it is just another milestone in his mission to do what he is trying to do for his team, which is win matches. He further said that it felt special to have his childhood coach and family watching him play at the ground where it all started for him as a cricketer during this record-breaking day.
Virat said after the inning, “7000 runs is just another milestone during the journey of what I am trying to do for my team. It is a nice number when you try to do something for your team.” He also added that “it is a special moment as my wife’s Anushka Sharma is here, my family is here, my coach is here, and I was honoured with getting a pavilion named after me. I started my journey here and started playing for Delhi here. I never imagined all these things would come there, and there is gratitude for all this. I want to put my head down and continue to work hard.”
With the help of half centuries from Virat Kohli and Mahipal Lomror, Royal Challengers Bangalore posted 181 runs at the loss of 4 wickets against the Delhi Capitals.