Virat Kohli recorded his first Indian Premier League century since 2019 as he smashed 100 off 63 in Royal Challengers Bangalore’s essential sport towards Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday, May 19. The former Indian skipper was high of his sport at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad to enhance RCB’s possibilities for playoff qualification with simply 5 total group-stage video games to go.
RCB climbed to the no.4 place in the factors desk with a win as they’re now favorites to end in the highest 4 for the fourth consecutive season. Bangalore put in all-round spectacular performances with skipper Faf du Plessis and star pacer Mohammed Siraj additionally contributing to their victory. But fans have been extra targeted on Kohli because the opener moved nearer to recording his maiden century this season.
Kohli took 35 balls to bring up his seventh fifty of the season and he did it by smashing a one-bounce 4 off Glenn Phillips in the twelfth over. Kohli speed up his approach with 4 fours off Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the fifteenth over as he moved an inch nearer to reaching the 100-run mark. He managed to rating simply two runs off the primary three deliveries of Bhuvneshar in the 18th over as he reached 94.
But Kohli triggered the group as he smashed a most over the deep midwicket to report a century. Kohli took solely 62 balls to register his report sixth IPL hundred however was not in a position to end the sport. He went for an additional six on the very subsequent supply however Glenn Phillips took a snug catch at deep ahead sq..
Kohli’s sixth IPL hundred got here after 1490 days and he was fearless to introduce it with a six. But this isn’t a shock for fans anymore as the previous Indian captain ended his look ahead to the seventieth worldwide century with a six as properly. Kohli introduced his first T20I century in September 2022 in a sport towards Afghanistan in the Asia Cup and he smashed a six to attain the 100-run mark
The 34-year-old batter then recorded his forty fourth ODI hundred in December 2022 on India’s tour of Bangladesh. That ODI century got here after a spot of 1214 days and as soon as once more the legendary batter smashed a six to attain the 100-run mark. Kohli’s fearless approach whereas reaching the 100-run mark in his recent hundreds has undoubtedly silenced critics.