Former India captain Virat Kohli showcased his brilliance by smashing a sensational century during Royal Challengers Bangalore’s dominant eight-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL on Thursday.
Kohli’s innings began with two consecutive boundaries as Bangalore pursued the hosts’ target of 186-5. He proceeded to unleash his attacking prowess, hitting an impressive 10 fours and four sixes. In a spectacular display of skill and determination, he reached his sixth IPL century, equalling the record set by Chris Gayle. This was Kohli’s first century since 2019, and he marked the milestone by launching a six over deep midwicket off Bhuvneshwar Kumar after facing 62 balls.
Known as “King Kohli” among his fans, the Indian cricketer, who has experienced fluctuations in form in recent years, celebrated his achievement by raising his bat and falling to his knees. Mohammad Amir, expressing his admiration, paid a special tribute to Kohli on Twitter.
He shared a picture of Kohli and captioned it with, “What an innings by the one and only the real king @virat.kohli. Take a bow.” Some fans of Babar Azam, the Pakistan captain often referred to as ‘King’ by his supporters, interpreted Amir’s post as a veiled jab at Babar.