RCB Vs SRH TATA IPL 2023: Virat Kohli’s name is very familiarly known in the cricketing world and even the kids of today’s generation are inspired by his work ethic, fitness and dedication.
Kohli has been given the nickname “King” because he has bossed the game in all three formats and even in the games of the Indian Premier League.
In an enthralling clash held yesterday at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad, between RCB and SRH, King Kohli scored a ton after a long gap of four years.
Against Kolkata Knight Riders, Virat Kohli smashed 100 runs and that ton came in the edition of the IPL 2019 season, which was his fifth ton of his IPL career.
Virat has been a permanent orange cap holder of this cash-rich league tournament. The King has scored the most runs in this competition till now.
His tally of scoring 7162 runs is the most so far and still many more runs will come for him. VK made his debut in IPL in the first season of 2008 against KKR – Kolkata Knight Riders.
Since then, the former skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore has made many records in the tournament's history, which is hard to be broken.
The King had shattered many records in the Indian Premier League, and the IPL 2016 is most cherished one for Kohli and his faithful fans. RCB also did well in that season.
They reached the final. But still, they couldn't win the IPL title. RCB lost to the SRH. But still, the 2016 IPL edition is remembered for Kohli’s dominance.
In 2016, VK scored 973 runs, which is the most by any player in a single season. He has smashed four centuries in that season, which is also the most by any player from RCB.
In the IPL 2016 season, Virat Kohli also registered the highest partnership in IPL history. In the match against Gujarat Lions, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers shared a stand of 229 runs for the second wicket, and till now, this partnership is the highest in this T20 tournament.
ABD and Kohli also shared another mammoth stand against MI in 2015. That was an unbeaten stand of 215 runs.
Virat Kohli started his captaincy in the Indian Premier League in 2013, and like all other RCB captains, he also ended his IPL captaincy career without a trophy.
His first and last match as a skipper of RCB was against Kolkata Knight Riders. VK had captained the RCB side in 140 games. Under Kohli, RCB won 66 and lost 70 IPL games.
As a captain, he has amassed 4871 runs, which is the most runs by any skipper in the IPL history. Virat also has 35 fifties to his name, and his five centuries in IPL have come as the RCB captain.