Virat Kohli’s reputation grew further on Thursday, as he hit his sixth IPL century against SunRisers Hyderabad. Kohli has now tied IPL veteran Chris Gayle for the most hundreds (six) in the tournament’s history. Mohammad Amir, a Pakistani fast bowler, congratulated the Indian star for his match-winning innings, which was lauded by all.
Amir admires Kohli’s batting abilities despite the fact that they have only played a few times. He has also performed admirably against Kohli. Kohli and captain Faf du Plessis put on a 172-run first-wicket stand to help the team defeat Hyderabad. Following his victory, Amir wrote,
The RCB won the toss and elected to bowl first. They got both openers out early in the fifth over. Heinrich Klaasen, who has scored the most runs for SRH this season, resumed his assault on the opposing team. The Protean batter added another fifty by displaying some of the best footwork against spin by a foreign batter this season.
Klaasen quickly switched gears, and with a little help from England’s Harry Brook, he scored his first IPL century. Thanks to a spectacular performance, SRH hit a solid 186 for 5 in 20 overs.
Faf and Kohli excel, and RCB edges closer to a playoff berth.
The chase was led by the season’s finest batters, Virat and Faf, who both got off to a quick start in the Powerplay.
The India legend pulled up his socks and went after each bowler, including SRH’s previous match standout Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was blasted for 34 runs in 19 balls. By halftime, Kohli and Faf had ensured that the game would be over shortly. Kohli’s sixth IPL century came in the 18th over.
Despite the fact that the game went to the last over, Glenn Maxwell and Michael Bracewell completed the formalities.
Kohli has improved RCB’s prospects of making the playoffs by regaining his “Midas touch.” To finish in the top four, RCB must win their last league game against Gujarat Titans.