Top 5 knocks of Virat Kohli in IPL
Updated: Jul 8
The Indian national team skipper, Virat Kohli is one of the best players in the world right now. He has broken many records in such a short period of time in his career. He has scored a lot of runs and achieved many laurels against his name in all the three formats whether it is T20Is, ODIs or Tests - For more IPL and Cricket news follow 99Runs
Indian Premier League is one of the top T20I leagues in the world and players from across the world participate in this league. In the IPL, Virat Kohli plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He made his IPL debut in 2013, and has been playing for the same side since then.
He has played 177 matches so far in the Premier League and has scored more than 6000 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore with an average of 36.84 and strike rate of 131.61 in the IPL. He is the top run getter in the league so far.
He started his IPL captaincy era in 2013, and led his team for seven consecutive seasons from 2013 to 2021 and has not won a single title under his reign. Recently, he said in an interview that he will be stepping down from the T20Is and IPLs captaincy to manage his workload.
“No one Can Touch Virat .”
113 runs against Punjab Kings
The knock of 113 runs against Punjab Kings is one of his best knocks in IPL career so far. Kohli has also admitted the same thing.
In this match, Virat Kohli was middling and smashing the bad balls very effectively and he looked heart warming. He scored 113 runs from just 50 balls which included 12 fours and eight massive sixes. He scored his century off just 47 balls. His score of 113 runs helped RCB to post a mammoth target of 211 runs from 20 overs for the Punjab Kings.
109 runs against Gujarat Lions
Virat Kohli’s innings of 109 runs against the Gujarat Lions remains one of the knocks which will be remembered by cricket fans for a long period of time. Batting first, Chris Gayle got dismissed for just 6 runs, but what followed next was one of the best partnerships in the history of the IPL till now.
Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers together built a partnership of 229 runs. Virat Kohli scored a brilliant knock 109 runs off just 55 balls, while on the other side AB De Villiers scored 129 runs off just 52 balls.
108 runs against Rising Pune Supergiants
Virat Kohli scored his second century of Indian Premier League in 2016 against Rising Pune Supergiants. Virat smashed eight fours and seven sixes while chasing a target of 192 runs against the Supergiants. Out of 192 runs, he scored 108 runs in 58 balls. KL Rahul and Shane Watson also made valuable contributions with 38 runs and 36 runs respectively.
100 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders
Virat Kohli’s fifth century in his IPL career came against two times title winners in 2012 and 2014, the Kolkata Knight Riders. He scored exactly 100 runs in 58 balls which included 9 fours and four sixes in his innings. The all rounder from England Moeen Ali also contributed crucial 66 runs off just 28 balls as RCB scored 213 runs in their 20 overs.
While chasing a target of 213 runs, KKR were able to score only 203 runs in their 20 overs of batting and lost the game by 10 runs.
99 runs against Delhi Capitals
Virat Kohli scored an exceptional innings of 99 runs from 58 balls against Delhi Capitals before getting run-out on the final ball of the innings. His innings helped RCB to set a total of 184 runs in 20 overs for the Capitals.
DC, in reply, fell short of only four runs as they were able to score 179 runs in their 20 overs.
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