Virat Kohli scored his second century this season.Image Credit source: PTI
Bengaluru: Waited for four years. No century came and now Virat Kohli has done what has never happened in IPL. Former Royal Challengers Bangalore captain and star batsman Virat Kohli was already the king of runs in the IPL, now King Kohli has become the king of centuries as well. In the last league match of IPL 2023, Kohli scored a century while playing a tremendous and important innings against Gujarat Titans. In this way he became the batsman to score the most centuries in IPL.
Playing the last match of this season at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, it was very important for Bangalore to win this match and in such a situation Kohli’s batting was necessary for this team. Kohli did not disappoint his team and his fans and scored 101 runs in just 61 balls.
Kohli the king of centuries
Kohli completed his century by taking a single off the first ball of the last over. With this, Kohli became the batsman with the most centuries in IPL. The former RCB captain broke the record of his former Bangalore teammate and legendary Windies batsman Chris Gayle. Gayle and Kohli had 6-6 centuries. Kohli now has 7 centuries to his name.
Earlier, Kohli had also scored a century against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last match. This was the sixth century of Kohli’s IPL career. Now by scoring a century in the second consecutive match, he has achieved another special achievement. He has become only the third batsman after Shikhar Dhawan (2020) and Jos Buttler (2022) to score two consecutive centuries in IPL.
even more amazing
Not only this, this is also the eighth century of Kohli’s T20 career. He is the Indian batsman to score the most centuries in T20. Also, his name is also the record of scoring the most centuries for the same IPL team. Kohli has scored all his centuries from Bangalore only.
Also, Kohli has completed more than 600 runs in this season. He has got 639 runs. Kohli has crossed the 600 mark in a season for the third time in his career.
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