Virat Kohli, a Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman, set a record in the final league match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. He scored his seventh century, the most by any batter in the league’s history.
This was Virat’s second hundred in a row in the IPL 2023, although his side was still eliminated. When challenged about his strike rate, which has been in the 130s all season, Kohli lashed back at his doubters after the game.
What did Virat Kohli have to say?
“I felt fantastic. Many people believe I’m getting worse at T20 cricket, but I don’t believe so. The former India captain stated, “I think I’m playing my best Twenty20 cricket again.”
“I’m just having fun.” This is how I approach T20 cricket: I try to hit gaps, a lot of boundaries, and then big ones at the end if the circumstances allow. You must be able to read situations and step up when necessary. “I’m really happy with my game and how I’m hitting right now,” he remarked.
Virat Kohli participated in all 14 RCB games this season, opening the batting in all of them. The batsman scored 639 runs, which ranked third in the league. Faf du Plessis, the Orange Cap holder and captain, scored 730 runs, while Shubman Gill scored 680. Kohli, on the other side, has the top three strike rate of 139.82.
Virat’s hit rate is an unusual example.
Kohli had his greatest season in 2016, which also happened to be the only occasion in his IPL career when he had a strike rate of 150 or above. Despite having two solid years following 2016, in 2018 and 2019, Kohli hasn’t been in top form since 2022, when he had a strike rate of 121.35. Despite this, the batsman scored over 400 runs twice out of three times.