Cricket World Salutes Virat Kohli After His “Truly The Knock Of A King” Performance: the sixth IPL Tonne
In just 62 balls, Virat Kohli scored his sixth IPL century, playing an outstanding game. The twelve boundaries and four maximum made up his Ton.
Virat Kohli hits an outstanding Ton
On Thursday, Virat Kohli went bonkers as he scored his sixth IPL (Indian Premier League) century—the first of the 2023 season—and assisted his team in thrashing Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by an impressive eight wickets.
With four maximum and 12 fours in his 63-ball innings, Kohli was flawless in dishing out his outstanding hundred.
IPL 2023: RCB vs. SRH
The 65th game of the current IPL 2023 has been nothing short of a run-fest between RCB and SRH. In a nutshell, Virat Kohli stamped his authority by smashing his first century of the season after Heinrich Klaasen of Sunrisers Hyderabad completely dominated the game with an incredible century.
The former captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore stepped up to the plate and provided for his team when it mattered most. Kohli has once more proven that he is the best in the business and that his team can rely on him in times of need and when things are difficult.
Virat Kohli broke his four-year drought
It was only a matter of time before Virat Kohli broke into the three-figure IPL earnings club. His performance in the IPL 2023 provided a sufficient preview of the batting master’s intriguing season. On May 18, Thursday, Royal Challengers Bangalore legend Virat Kohli ended his 4-year Indian Premier League century drought when he scored a sensational century against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad.
Truly a king’s knock
In just 62 balls, Kohli scored his sixth IPL century, playing an outstanding innings. Twelve boundaries and four sixes made up his hundred. Additionally, Kohli and Faf du Plessis created the highest opening partnership of the season, totaling 172 runs.
It was Kohli’s sixth century in IPL history. He shared the record for the most IPL centuries with his former RCB teammate Chris Gayle.
Cricket community responses
Praise for the former skipper poured in from the cricket community following his scorching knock. Some of the best responses are listed below:
“When Virat played that cover drive on the first ball, it was clear that today would be his day. Virat and Faf gave the impression that they were in complete control as they played numerous big shots and ran effectively between the wickets to form a productive partnership. 186 wasn’t a big enough total for the way they both batted,” The legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar tweeted.
The tweet from Virendra Sehwag says, “6th IPL century in style. At his finest, #ViratKohli. What a fantastic year for Faf. #SRHvRCB”
In a tweet, AB De Villiers wrote, “VIRAAAAAAAAAT.”
“All rise for the King—what a magnificent inning by @imVkohli—a joy to watch! @RCBTweets #RCBvsSRH,” tweeted Yuvraj Singh.
“What a cricketing day! @imVkohli scores another outstanding Ton, displaying his poise and tenacity. True cricket genius, And a big roar out to @faf1307 for a truly outstanding inning in the #RCB vsSRH #IPL2023 game,” Suresh Raina tweeted.
“What a blow… @imVkohli is returning to his excellence! #SRHvRCB,” reads a tweet from Tom Moody.