Virat Kohli is back to doing what he does best. The 34 Year old star batsman clicked his form just before a very important game against Gujarat Titans. Virat Kohli was on a song from the very first ball of the innings chasing 187.
The Opening Duo Stitched a mammoth partnership of 172. Virat Kohli now has joint most centuries in IPL with his former teammate Chris Gayle. Virat Kohli completed his century in 62 balls with a six to Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Kohli in the post match presentation said that he doesn’t try any fancy shots and has his eye on the World Test Championship Finals against Australia.
The RCB Batsman bagged Player of the match for his century. This is the first time Kohli scored a century in IPL since 2019.
Virat and Faf Du Plessis controlled the chase very well and never looked out of the game.
Sanjay Manjrekar on Virat’s Ton vs SRH
“The best of Virat Kohli was in 2016, where he scored a number of hundreds. It reminds me of the way he batted in that season, where he scored 900-plus runs.
The fluency and the aggression that he had from the start to the finish was intimidating. He totally bossed that Sunrisers attack,” Manjrekar said
“If Virat bats in this fashion, not only is it going to extend his T20 career, but suddenly you are looking at RCB as a different team. Because now you have got Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell and Virat Kohli batting with the same kind of strike rate,”Manjrekar added.
With WTC final just after IPL, Kohli and Gill are in terrific form. Shami and Siraj too are having a good IPL. RCB now have another must win match against Gujarat Titans which will also be the last league game of IPL 2023 on Sunday.