Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

IPL 2023: Kohli made five ‘Virat’ records, Mumbai Indians were stunned

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Virat Kohli

IPL 2023 Virat Kohli: Considered to be the most high-voltage match of IPL, Virat Kohli made it one-sided with his/her blistering batting. The 5th match of the season played between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore did not reach the peak of excitement that the fans had expected. However, everyone’s favorite star Virat Kohli entertained everyone with his/her batting. he/she played an unbeaten inning of 82 runs from 49 balls which included 6 fours and five sixes. With this huge innings of his/her, the run machine also made many records in its name. Due to this innings, RCB defeated Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets.

Virat Kohli shared a 148-run partnership with RCB skipper Faf du Plessis and dismantled the Mumbai bowling attack. Apart from this, Virat Kohli made a record in this match by hitting 6 fours and five sixes in which Shikhar Dhawan was left behind. At the same time, this was the 45th half-century of his/her IPL career. he/she has also scored five centuries, so in this case also he/she made a record. It has often been seen in IPL that Virat’s bat moves in the opening. Which is why he/she has joined an exclusive club on this list.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

Complete list of Kohli’s ‘Virat’ records

  1. Completed 50 Fifty plus scores in IPL (45 centuries and 5 half-centuries). Shikhar Dhawan (49) was left behind in this list, now only David Warner (59) is behind.
  2. Completed 3000 runs as an opener in IPL. Virat Kohli became the 7th batsman in this list. his/her name has now registered 3054 runs at this position. Shikhar Dhawan is on top of this list with 5877 runs.
  3. Virat Kohli equals Kieron Pollard in terms of sixes in IPL. Both have now registered 223 sixes. Chris Gayle is on top of this list with 357 runs. Whereas Pollard and Kohli are jointly in fifth place.
  4. Virat Kohli has now become the highest batsman to score 909 runs against Mumbai Indians. In a single match, he/she left behind Shikhar Dhawan (871), KL Rahul (867) and Suresh Raina (850).
  5. Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis hold the record for the fourth highest opening partnership against Mumbai Indians. The list is topped by the pair of Adam Gilchrist and VVS Laxman who added 155 not out in 2008.

In this way, Virat Kohli not only stunned Mumbai Indians with his/her brilliant batting, but also made many records in his/her name. Talking about this match, after a poor start, Tilak Verma’s unbeaten 84 helped Mumbai score 171 for 7 in the first innings. In response, RCB started with a bang and the team scored 172 runs losing 2 wickets in 16.2 overs. This was RCB’s 14th win against Mumbai in the IPL. Both teams have played a total of 31 matches. At the same time, after 2018 on the ground of Bangalore, now RCB has won against Mumbai. This is only the team’s third win here in 11 matches against Mumbai. Earlier in 2013 and 2018, RCB had won here against Mumbai Indians.

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