RCB, boasting stalwarts like Faf du Plessis and their talismanic ex-captain Virat Kohli, is touted as one of the heavyweights in the title race. Kohli, in particular, remains the cynosure of all eyes as he is on the verge of etching his name in the history books yet again in this upcoming season.

Having donned the RCB jersey in all 16 previous IPL seasons, Kohli is the heartbeat of the team and continues to be a pivotal figure in their quest for a maiden title. As we look ahead to IPL 2024, here are five captivating records that the ‘King Kohli’ could potentially shatter, further cementing his status as a cricketing legend.

1. Supreme Catcher of the Outfield

With just four catches shy of breaking the record for the most catches by an outfield player in IPL history, Kohli’s electric fielding could see him leap to the top of this illustrious list. Known for his agility and sharp reflexes, fans could witness Kohli redefine fielding excellence this season.

2. The Chinnaswamy Colossus

Kohli’s love affair with the M Chinnaswamy Stadium is no secret, where he holds the incredible record for the highest runs scored at a single IPL venue with 2,700 runs. A mere 300 runs away from the staggering milestone of 3,000 runs at this ground, Kohli could achieve this unique feat if he keeps up his scoring juggernaut at home.

3. A Testament to Loyalty and Longevity

The IPL has seen many stars, but few serve a single franchise with the loyalty of Kohli. If the RCB mainstay plays 13 matches this season, he will become the first player ever to compete in 250 IPL games for one franchise, a testament to his dedication and unwavering commitment to RCB.

4. The 12,000 T20 Run Club

Virat Kohli is not just an IPL titan but a global T20 maestro, and with just 6 runs to go, he is on the cusp of surpassing 12,000 T20 runs—an elite club that features the game’s most prolific batsmen. This landmark beckons the modern master as he gears up for action.

5. Chasing the Elite 8,000 IPL Runs

Already the leading run-scorer in IPL history with 7,263 runs from 237 matches, Kohli is racing toward the unprecedented 8,000-run mark in the league. Having reached the 6,000 and 7,000-runs milestones in the quickest time (196 innings), Kohli’s hunger for runs seems insatiable, and the 8,000-run glory is well within his sight.

As IPL 2024 begins to unfurl its cricketing drama, Virat Kohli stands at a juncture where his bat and his fielding prowess are ready to rewrite records. With his indomitable spirit and unmatched skill, Kohli’s journey this season will be watched with bated breath by cricketing enthusiasts and RCB fans who are eager to witness history in the making.

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