Virat Kohli demonstrated why he is still the best bowler by demonstrating his ability to chase. In the first innings, Heinrich Klaasen scored his first IPL century. Kohli made his sixth three-figure score while chasing in the second innings. With six centuries, he is tied with Chris Gayle for the most in this competition. His innings also contributed to Royal Challengers Bangalore’s eight-wicket victory in the crucial “win or go home” encounter at Hyderabad.
Everyone hailed the India icon, including fans, pundits, retired cricketers, and the “who’s who” of world cricket. When speaking to the press, Kohli credited himself for performing well under pressure and assisting his side in remaining in the playoff battle.
With Faf du Plessis at the helm, the combination appears unstoppable. So far this season, they have scored more over 800 runs while batting first, the most of any opening partnership in the event’s history.
With 538 runs in 13 games, Kohli is one of the top five run scorers in the IPL 2023. Virat stated that the way people perceive his stroke play does not accurately reflect his true impact and contribution.
“As an IPL player, I’m looked at as ‘yeah, he’s fine, has a few big knocks.'” This is my sixth century in the IPL. I put so much pressure on myself that I don’t always give myself enough credit. I don’t care what other people think of me when they see me. “That’s what they think,” Kohli said following RCB’s eight-wicket victory over SRH in Hyderabad.
Kohli like to play the old-school way: Kohli stated that sticking to his technique has helped him a lot in his career. He’s won a lot of games for a variety of teams in a variety of formats. In this format, new players are experimenting with and even winning with various types of shots. Kohli stated that he does not need to do anything special to succeed; he simply needs to continue doing what he does best.
“You know how to win cricket games when you’re in that position.” That’s something I’ve been doing for a long time. “”It’s not like I don’t contribute to my team’s victory when I play,” Kohli explained. “I’m pleased with how I handled the matter. I’ve never seen a guy pull off so many spectacular shots. I also spoke with Aiden Markram. We must play every month of the year.
“It’s not about playing flashy shots and giving away my wicket for me.” We’ll be playing Test cricket after the IPL, so I’ll have to stick to my game plan. “When I can make a difference in a big game, it gives me and the team confidence,” remarked the former Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper.
In addition, RCB is fourth on the points table with 14 points from 13 games, but it must beat Gujarat Titans in its last league game to finish in the top four.