Virat Kohli Becomes First Batsman With Eight Centuries in IPL History

Virat Kohli Becomes First Batsman With Eight Centuries in IPL History

Virat Kohli Becomes First Batsman With Eight Centuries in IPL History

Virat Kohli played a vital role in Royal Challengers Bangalore’s win, scoring an exceptional hundred to surpass Chris Gayle as the only batsman to reach eight centuries during IPL history.

Kohli displayed both aggression and finesse during his 113-ball knock at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur – it was his eighth IPL century! And the home crowd were not disappointed!

1. Seventh Century

Virat Kohli of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) became the first batter ever in IPL history to achieve seven tons. He surpassed fellow West Indies legend Chris Gayle – who already holds six centuries.

Kohli combined with AB de Villiers in another record-setting partnership during that same match to propel Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to an incredible total. Together they put on an exceptional 229-run stand from just 61 balls, demonstrating both of their batting depth and variety.

Kohli utilized his experience when batting to observe and adjust to the deceptive nature of the pitch and keep bowlers guessing throughout his innings. Starting slowly at first before picking up speed quickly towards the end, scoring an astounding 101 off just 67 deliveries!

Kohli’s 113-run innings against Rajasthan was not only his fastest century in IPL history but also contributed towards him becoming the fastest T20 cricket player to score 8000 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Although this incredible achievement took hard work and sacrifice on Kohli’s part, unfortunately his score alone could not guarantee victory at Jaipur for RCB.

2. Eighth Century

Virat Kohli made Sawai Mansingh Stadium his own on Saturday as he scored an unbeaten century off 72 balls to help RCB post an innings score of 183 against Rajasthan Royals and claim their match victory in the Indian Premier League. It marked his eighth century overall and first for this season.

Chris Gayle had long held the IPL record as highest run-scorer, scoring six centuries during his time. Kohli overtook him with an unbeaten 113-ball knock that featured 12 boundaries and four sixes – supporting Jos Buttler who struck gold by scoring his century off just 58 balls to help RCB get closer to top four positions in the table.

Kohli became the first batsman in IPL history to reach 8000 runs for one team – Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He amassed 803 runs over 257 matches. Kohli scored his unbeaten 113-ball knock against Royal Challengers Rajasthan (RR) at Jaipur to score one hundred. Yuzvendra Chahal of RCB publicly recognized and celebrated Kohli’s achievement by posting an Instagram video declaring him to be “The King”.

3. Eighth Fifty-Plus Stand

Virat Kohli continues to amaze audiences and become one of the greatest modern cricketing figures with his stellar batting performances in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Recently against Rajasthan Royals he recorded an astounding eight century innings and thus overtook Chris Gayle and Jos Buttler as batsmen with the most centuries in this shortest format format history.

Kohli made history on Saturday against Rajasthan Royals by hitting an exceptional 113 off 72 balls for RR in an innings that showcased his uncompromising form. By scoring consecutive IPL hundreds in successive matches, Kohli became the first player ever to reach 7500 runs – joining an elite list of batters such as Shikhar Dhawan and Jos Buttler who have also accomplished this feat.

Novak Djokovic even noticed Kohli’s incredible performance and sent a heartfelt congratulatory message via Instagram: “Congratulations, Kohli. Legendary.”

Jasprit Bumrah of Royal Challengers Bangalore also achieved a new IPL record as he scored 110th catch for his franchise against Gujarat Titans during the second innings, becoming the fastest to achieve 100 catches with an astounding average catch per innings of 14.31.

4. Eighth Fifty-Plus Innings

Virat Kohli cemented himself in the IPL history books as one of its finest batters ever to play in its tournament, shattering records with his astonishing Twenty20 batting prowess and becoming one of modern cricket’s iconic figures. His record eight IPL centuries demonstrate both his impressive batting talent and resilience under pressure in such an expensive league environment as well as being evidence of mental resilience and physical tenacity.

Kohli made his inaugural hundred of the season and eighth overall during RCB’s match against Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Man Singh Stadium. Remaining unbeaten on 113 from 72 balls, Kohli led his side to an 183 total in Jaipur that broke IPL history’s record for slowest three-figure score while further reinforcing Kohli as one of cricket’s premier batsmen.

Kohli’s brilliant innings was widely applauded by cricket experts from all around the globe. Pakistani legend Shoaib Malik tweeted, “We now officially live in a Kohli era – take a bow champ!” Kevin Pietersen quickly acknowledged it on his X handle by writing, “Superb milestone on the biggest stage – congratulations Kohli – your commitment and dedication have brought you here!”

He now leads IPL century makers with seven centuries while amassing over 7500 runs played across franchise T20 cricket league franchise T20 tournament franchise T20 league franchise T20 cricket league franchise franchise T20 cricket franchise T20 cricket league franchise T20 cricket league franchise T20 cricket league franchise T20 cricket league franchise T20 cricket franchise T20 cricket league franchise T20 cricket league franchise T20 cricket league.

5. Eighth Half-Century

Kohli finally found his rhythm with an elegant century against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. He expertly assessed conditions to guide RCB to an impressive total. In support of Kohli was AB de Villiers who shared an outstanding 229-run partnership.

Kohli scored his eighth ton in IPL history with this 113-ball effort that took just 67 deliveries – the joint slowest scorer! Additionally, this century came from losing cause – making him the leading run scorer with eight IPL tons from losing efforts.

Kohli’s knock enabled him to become the first batsman ever in IPL history to surpass 8,000 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – becoming an icon among former players – like Kevin Pietersen of England who tweeted, ‘Congratulations Kohli! What an outstanding milestone. You deserve every bit!’. Shoaib Malik also expressed their congratulations via his social media channels, writing: ‘Great innings from Virat Kohli; you are the best in the world, mate!’.

6. Sixth Fifty-Plus Innings

Batting in the short format of cricket is often difficult, yet none have done it as consistently as Virat Kohli has. Since his IPL debut in 2008, Kohli has amassed seven centuries – four in 2016 alone! West Indian legend Chris Gayle comes second on this list with six ton-scoring performances.

Kohli achieved this feat through two centuries in one season of IPL play against Gujarat Titans – becoming only batter to achieve this feat and overtake teammate Shubman Gill who had two centuries this season.

Kohli had achieved this feat within 52 balls and scored 13 boundaries and eight sixes on his way to 100 runs in 50-plus innings, breaking Rohit Sharma’s IPL 2015 record of 82 runs in fifty-plus innings.

Kohli also hit the 8000-run mark for RCB in T20s, scoring 8003 runs in 257 matches for Bengaluru-based franchise RCB and becoming only the third cricketer ever (after Sachin Tendulkar and Shakib al Hasan). One milestone further lies ahead as Kohli needs only four fifty-plus innings to break into IPL all-time highest list of fifty plus scores.


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