The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) openers easily exceeded the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) goal of 187 runs in an exciting match on Thursday (May 18), maintaining their playoff hopes. RCB won the toss and chose to field, giving SRH the opportunity to bat first. Heinrich Klaasen, who has been the home club’s top performance this season, scored an explosive century to help the home team reach the admirable total of 186-5. But the outstanding performance by the RCB openers, who easily won by eight wickets, utterly astonished the SRH bowling attack. Virat Kohli brilliant century, completed in just 62 deliveries, was the game’s high point.
The fact that Kohli’s century against SRH was his sixth in the IPL, tying Chris Gayle of Jamaica for most all-time, was a key turning point in his IPL career. Let’s examine each of Virat Kohli’s six IPL hundreds in more detail.
Virat Kohli’s Maidan IPL Century against Gujrat Lions
Virat Kohli scored his first IPL century in a match against the Gujarat Lions in Rajkot during the 2016 IPL. With 11 fours and one six, he reached 100 off just 63 balls and stayed undefeated. RCB lost the game despite Kohli’s heroics, but he deservedly received the Man of the Match award for his superb batting effort.
Virat Kohli’s Second Century came against Rising Supergiants
Kohli scored his second IPL century against the Rising Pune Supergiants in Bengaluru later that year. With 108 runs from just 58 balls, he was still undefeated, displaying his domination with eight fours and seven sixes. Thanks to Kohli’s outstanding performance, RCB easily met the 191 target.
Virat Kohli Smashed Third Century again against Gujrat Lion in the Same Year
In Bengaluru, Virat Kohli continued his remarkable IPL 2016 form by scoring his third century of the year against the Gujarat Lions. He slammed eight fours and five sixes on his route to 109 off only 55 balls. The RCB scored a staggering 248 runs, which continues to be the greatest team total in IPL history till 2022, thanks to Kohli’s brilliant century.
Special Fourth Century Came Against Kings XI Punjab
During the same 2016 season, Kohli scored one of his most memorable hundreds against the Kings XI Punjab. Due to inclement weather, this game was made into a 15-over game, making it extra special. The remarkable 113 runs that Kohli scored off only 50 balls, including 12 fours and 8 sixes, enabled RCB to surpass their 212-run target. His outstanding effort helped RCB to an easy victory by a score of 82 runs.
Virat Kohli’s Fifth IPL Century Against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2019
In a 2019 IPL encounter against the Kolkata Knight Riders, Kohli once again showed his talent by batting a century, his fifth overall. He led RCB to an easy victory with an unbroken 100 runs off only 58 balls, including nine fours and four sixes.
Virat Kohli Latest Sixth Century came Against Sunrisers Hyderabad
In a contest in Hyderabad against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kohli scored his most recent IPL century. With a goal of 187 runs to reach, Virat Kohli showed off his talent by scoring 100 runs in only 63 balls while hitting 12 fours and four sixes. His outstanding century made sure RCB was able to effectively chase down the objective and win.