The run machine of the Indian cricket team and young sensation Virat Kohli has been appointed as the captain of IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Kohlis appointment follows a productive IPL VI auction in which RCB strengthened their bowling line-up significantly and added capable all-rounders to increase the amount of flexibility in the selection of the playing squad.

Virat is the 11th highest run-scorer in overall IPL history with 1639 runs and a strike rate of 119.28.

He has scored eight half centiries and is also the 3rd highest run scorer in Champions League T20 history.