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Despite eighth IPL ton, Virat Kohli achieves unwanted, slowest-ton record

Despite eighth IPL ton, Virat Kohli achieves unwanted, slowest-ton record

Not just that, Virat Kohli has been exceptional this season, and has scored 316 runs. The next best for RCB is Faf du Plessis at 109 runs.

No matter how good RCB opener Virat Kohli was, during his innings of 113 from 72 balls versus Rajasthan Royals on Saturday, he did achieve one unwanted record. The King scored his ton in 67 deliveries, which was a touch slow. In fact, upon digging deep, it becomes clear that Kohli managed to score the joint-slowest ton in the competition, along with Manish Pandey.

The latter too scored his maiden hundred in the IPL in 2009 against Deccan Chargers, in 67 balls. Of course, it can be argued, that the pitch was on the slower side, but the unwanted record will stay.

Virat Kohli on Eighth IPL Ton

After smashing his hundred, Virat Kohli went on to say, “the wicket looks quite different from the outside. It feels like it’s flat, but the ball is holding up in the pitch. One of us (Virat or Faf) had to bat till the end. I knew I couldn’t get over aggressive and had to keep the bowlers guessing.”

Others in Slowest IPL Ton List

Virat Kohli shares the list of slowest IPL tons with Sachin Tendulkar, David Warner, and Jos Buttler. All three have made hundreds in 66 balls each against Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Mumbai Indians, respectively.

BatsmanDeliveriesOpposition
Virat Kohli67Rajasthan Royals
Manish Pandey67Deccan Chargers
Sachin Tendulkar66Kochi Tuskers Kerala
David Warner66Kolkata Knight Riders
Jos Buttler66Mumbai Indians
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