Kohli Scored A Century, End The Drought Of 1490 Days In IPL, Surpassed Rohit-Rahul, And Equalled The Record Of Universal Boss

After 1490 days, the fans’ wish was fulfilled, and Virat Kohli scored a century in IPL. Virat Kohli scored 100 runs in just 63 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad. His team, Royal Challengers, won the match by 8 wickets and is now one win away from the playoffs. Kohli has scored a century in IPL after 2019. With this century, he ended the drought of 4 years and registered many big records to his name.

Batting first in the match, Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 186 for 5 with the help of Heinrich Klaasen’s century. Chasing such a big score in a high-pressure match is not easy. But Virat Kohli and skipper Faf achieved this target so easily that no one could believe it. Both shared a record 172 runs for the first wicket. Kohli achieved many big milestones through his century and record partnership.

  1. Virat Kohli scored a century after Heinrich Klaasen in the SRH-RCB match. This happened for the first time in IPL history when the batters of both the teams playing the match scored a century. Before this, the record of two centuries in a single inning has been made. Kohli and AB de Villiers scored hundreds in the same innings in 2016 against Gujarat Lions. After this, Johnny Bairstow and David Warner scored centuries against RCB in 2019.
  2. This is Virat Kohli’s sixth century in IPL. In this way, he equaled Chris Gayle’s record for scoring the most centuries in the tournament’s history. Gayle also has 6 centuries.
  3. This is Virat Kohli’s 7th century overall in T20, the highest by any Indian. He has left behind KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma (6-6 centuries).
  4. Kohli is also the batsman to score the most centuries in IPL for a team. Kohli has scored all 6 centuries for RCB. In this way, he left behind Chris Gayle (5- RCB) and Jos Buttler (5- Rajasthan Royals).
  5. Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis have shared a partnership of 872 runs in this IPL, the highest by any opening pair in a season of IPL. The record of the highest run partnership in any season is also in the name of Virat. In 2016, he added 939 runs with AB de Villiers.
  6. Kohli completed his century with a six. He is the first batsman in IPL who has scored a century by hitting sixes 3 times.

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