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Virat Kohli smashes ton and records, etches his name in the history books after his 113* vs RR

Virat Kohli smashes ton and records, etches his name in the history books after his 113* vs RR

Virat Kohli has taken his IPL 2024 runs tally to another level. He is the current Orange Cap holder with 316 runs at an immaculate average of 105.33 in five innings.

The crowd at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur were in for a delight as Virat Kohli came up with another masterclass. The modern-day maestro hammered 113* in RCB’s recent clash against RR on Saturday, April 6. Batting first, Kohli propelled his side to a great first-inning total to 183/3. While the pitch wasn’t as conducive to expansive strokes, Kohli toiled hard and made sure to keep RR bowlers under pressure always.

While his skipper Faf du Plessis struggled to time the ball, Kohli found gaps and kept the run-scoring ticking. Despite starting off rather slowly, Kohli upped his game as the innings went on. He initially made his first 65 runs off 47 but then hammered his next 48 runs in just 28 balls.

In total, the 35-year-old bludgeoned an unbeaten 113 off 72 balls, smashing 12 boundaries and four lusty maximums. En route to his fabulous hundred, Kohli also shattered a slew of records.

List of records Virat Kohli broke vs RR

Kohli becomes the first player to score 8,000 T20 runs for a single team

Virat Kohli had scored 7,890 runs for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru prior to their game against RR. However, his 113 runs on Saturday have taken his tally for RCB to 8,003 runs in 248 innings. He is now the first individual to score over 8,000 runs in T20s for a single team

Kohli scores the first hundred of IPL 2024

For the first time in his IPL career, Virat Kohli has scored the first century of an IPL season. His ton against RR was the first of IPL 2024 campaign. However, a couple of hours after Kohli, Jos Buttler joined the Indian star as the Englishman became the second player to score century this season.

Joint-slowest IPL century in history

Apart from the stellar accolades, Kohli even earned himself an unwanted record. His century in Jaipur came off 67 balls, which is the joint-slowest in IPL history. Manish Pandey also scored a 67-ball ton.

Third-most centuries in T20s

His latest ton against RR was Virat Kohli’s ninth hundred in the shortest format of the game. With this, he surpassed the likes of Aaron Finch (8), Michael Klinger (8) and David Warner (8) on the list of batters with the most T20 hundreds.

Most IPL hundreds in losing cause

While Kohli has mustered eight IPL hundreds, three of those have went in vain. This is the most by any batter after Sanju Samson (2) and Hashim Amla (2).

First player to score 7500 IPL runs

Virat Kohli has also become the first player to complete 7,500 runs in IPL history. He has now accumulated 7,579 runs at an average of 38.27 in 234 innings.

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