KL Rahul breaks Virat Kohli’s Indian record for fastest batter to 6000 runs in T20s

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul achieved another landmark on Tuesday as he became the fastest Indian to complete 6000 runs in T20 cricket. Rahul broke the Indian record held by his former India captain Virat Kohli.

KL Rahul hit a quick 30 for Lucknow in their chase of 182 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. During the knock, Rahul got past the 6000-run mark in his 166th innings while Kohli had needed 184 innings to get there. KL Rahul is also the third-fastest overall to get to the milestone. He is only behind Chris Gayle and Babar Azam. Gayle holds the world record after having completed 6000 runs in his 162nd innings.

Notably, only KL Rahul and Virat Kohli have managed to complete 6000 runs in less than 200 T20 matches. Shikhar Dhawan (214), Suresh Raina (217) and Rohit Sharma (228) complete the top 5 in the Indian list.

Rahul has been in imperious form in IPL 2022, having scored a hundred against Mumbai Indians last week. Rahul is among the top 5 in the Orange Cap list 265 runs from 7 matches.

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