Virat Kohli, the former Indian and RCB captain is the most successful batsman in the IPL till now with the most runs in the tournament’s history. He has been phenomenal not just for RCB but for Team India as well. Whether it’s batting first or chasing a target, he knows how to pace his inning and when to accelerate.
Today, we will particularly talk about his IPL performances over the years for RCB. Also, we will discuss some of his best innings in the Indian Premier League.
Virat Kohli – The Chase Master
Virat Kohli is one of the best batters in world cricket when it comes to chasing. He got the target in front of him and played according to the situation.
His ability to finish games under pressure is immense. He has the calculator in his mind. Virat took the calculated risk when it was needed and played all cricketing shots without any unorthodox approach. Still, he manages to chase the target with ease.
There are only a few players who play well under pressure while chasing. Virat Kohli is one of them. He played so many match-winning innings for RCB in IPL.
Virat knows how to build the innings
He also knows how to build the inning, whether it’s the first inning or the second inning. The right hander knows how to pace his inning and when to accelerate. He always puts the bowler under pressure and kept busy on the wicket with his running between the wicket. If he struggles to score a boundary or a six, he keeps rotating strike and puts the bowler and the fielders under pressure.
His body language
So many people are a fan of his body language and his aggression. He keeps giving his 100%, into the opposition’s skin and tries to keep them down. His positive energy also helps the team to go hard at the opposition.
Virat Kohli’s IPL records:-
Virat Kohli started his IPL career in 2008 with RCB. Since then, he is the only Indian player who played for the same franchise till now.
In 237 matches in IPL till now, he scored 7263 runs which is the most by any batter in the tournament’s history. His average is 37.25 and a strike rate of 130.02.
Virat Kohli has also scored 50 half-centuries and 7 hundreds in Indian Premier League.
Virat Kohli: Best performances in IPL
(1) 113 against KXIP, 2016
This game was a curtailed match due to rain. It was a 15-over game where Virat Kohli scored 113 in just 50 balls with 12 fours and 8 sixes.
(2) 44 against SRH, 2015
Virat played a huge role in RCB’s sensational victory against SRH in 2015 in a shorter game. RCB needed 81 off 6 overs and Virat Kohli got them over the line with a ball to spare.
(3) 109 against GT, 2016
In this match, Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore to a comfortable victory with a brilliant 109 off just 55 balls.
Virat Kohli has played so many other great innings as well. But we have picked these three right now.
Virat Kohli as captain in Indian Premier League
Virat was made an RCB captain in 2013. He captained RCB till the 2021 IPL season, but he hasn’t won any IPL trophy as captain.
Unfortunately not to win an IPL trophy
Even he hasn’t won any IPL trophy as a player as well. RCB came close a few times in the IPL but fell short. Last time, they played a final against SRH in 2016, but they lost the game by 8 runs in a high scoring encounter.
Virat’s Best IPL Season
No one will forget his 2016 IPL season, where he was a beast. He scored 973 runs in that season with 4 centuries.
Virat Kohli’s other good season came this year when he scored 639 runs in 14 games. But RCB failed to reach even in the top 4.
His fans would love to see him win as IPL title before retiring. They will hope to see him doing well with the bat as well, as he is doing over the years.
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