Indian batting sensation Virat Kohli achieved another stellar milestone of his magnificent career as he became the first batsman to register the 100th 30+ score in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Kohli etched the feat in Royal Challengers Bangalore’s sixth pool stage fixture against Punjab Kings at the I.S Bindra Stadium in Mohali here on Thursday.
Winning the toss on a sunny afternoon, Punjab Kings skipper Sam Curran put RCB to bat first. Interestingly, Virat Kohli took charge as the skipper as regular skipper Faf du Plessis is battling with a rib injury and only featured to bat and was replaced by an Impact Player during the fielding. Notably, Kohli led the side after a brief period of 556 Days as he last captained the side on October 21, 2021.
Virat Kohli took a total of 221 innings to script history and complete 100 knocks of 30+ scores in the IPL. Below him stands ace batsman Shikhar Dhawan (91), David Warner (90), Rohit Sharma (85), and Suresh Raina (77). Apart from the aforementioned record, Virat Kohli also embarked on another significant feat against his name. Virat Kohli has been consistently hitting boundaries throughout his career as he successfully completed 600 fours in the competition.
Virat Kohli has enjoyed an illustrious Career in IPL 2023
In his prolific career at the IPL, Kohli has featured right from the inaugural season in 2008 and has consistently represented the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise for 16 seasons. Kohli has played 229 IPL games and has scored 6,903 runs at a splendid average of 36.72. He has 48 half-centuries and 5 centuries against his name. Kohli is also on the verge to fetch another milestone to complete 7,000 runs and 50 Half-Centuries at the competition.
Coming to the fixture against Punjab Kings, RCB scored a convincing 174/4 run total in their first innings on solid efforts of Faf du Plessis (84) and Virat Kohli (59) who powered a scintillating partnership of 137-runs for the first wicket.