Can anyone break Virat Kohli's record of 973 runs in a single IPL season?

Former India cricketer Ravi Shastri believes rising star Shubman Gill has what it takes to break Kohli's historic record.

During a Q&A session, Shastri picked Gill as the one with an ability to surpass Kohli, adding that opening the batting helps immensely in scoring extra runs.

"He has to be an opening batsman, because only then will he get many opportunities to score runs," Shastri said.

According to Shastri, opening batsmen can only break this record if it is possible, as they get two extra matches and two extra innings.

Gill completed 2,000 runs in IPL and has scored 2,016 runs at an average of 32.52 and a strike rate of 126.24 in 77 matches.

Gill's best season came last year, when he played a key role in Gujarat Titans' triumph in their maiden season, scoring 483 runs in 16 innings.

Kohli's runs came at an average of 81.08 and a strike rate of over 152, with four hundreds and seven fifties.

Jos Buttler and David Warner follow Kohli in the single season top-scorers' chart with 863 and 848 runs respectively.

Will Gill be able to break Kohli's record? Only time will tell.