Pakistan’s Star Pacer Hails Virat Kohli as ‘the Real King’ Following the Latter’s Record-Equalling IPL Century
In the IPL 2023 game between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Virat Kohli delivered an outstanding performance and emerged as the star performer for RCB.
Fans and analysts alike praised Virat Kohli for his excellent performance in the IPL 2023 match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. By hitting his sixth IPL century, he demonstrated his batting prowess and helped Royal Challengers Bangalore win the game.
Mohammad Amir’s Instagram post
Former Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir paid special gratitude to Kohli on Instagram for his outstanding performance in light of his outstanding century. He posted a picture of the RCB star with the caption, "What a inning by one and only the real king @virat.kohli take a bow".
Klaasen's dominant knock
Heinrich Klaasen demonstrated his power-hitting prowess when playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad, slamming eight fours and six sixes in his stunning 104-run innings off just 51 balls. After being 28 for two in the fifth over, his magnificent knock enabled SRH to turn around a poor start and achieve a score of 186 for five.
Kohli-Plessis' record-breaking opening stand
But Virat Kohli had other ideas for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Together with Faf du Plessis, Kohli displayed exceptional batting prowess as they easily attained the mark. The pair shared the season's highest opening partnership, a record-breaking 172 runs. With four sixes and 12 fours in just 63 balls, Kohli had a magnificent performance. With seven fours and two sixes, Du Plessis scored 71 runs off 47 balls.
RCB goes past MI
With this win, RCB overtook the Mumbai Indians (MI) for fourth place in the standings, moving ahead of them thanks to a higher net run rate. With 14 points each, both teams are tied. To be in the running for the playoffs, RCB must win their upcoming game against the Chennai Super Kings or Lucknow Super Giants, both of whom have one game left and are tied on 15 points.
In their masterful innings, Kohli and du Plessis showcased their ability to command and control the game while displaying their proficiency in chasing down objectives.