IPL 2023: Virat Kohli sets record for most centuries in the IPL with back-to-back tons
Virat Kohli surpassed his former Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Chris Gayle’s record for most centuries in the Indian Premier League even as his side’s playoff hopes came to a close on Sunday in Bengaluru.
The former RCB captain finished unbeaten on 101* off 61 balls. RCB finished with 197/5 in 20 overs. But a sensational innings by Shubman Gill, also a century and also back-to-back to power Gujarat Titans home.
‘There’s potential and then there’s Gill’, wrote Virat Kohli recently on Instagram.
Today, Gill scores a sensational century (his 2nd) to eclipse Kohli’s sensational century.
RCB out of the tournament.
What an innings. What a day.https://t.co/TTn7lyYsth pic.twitter.com/MCJWNH0FGO
— The Field (@thefield_in) May 21, 2023
Kohli followed up his century in Hyderabad with another magnificent innings against Gujarat Titans.
While that knock came in a run-chase, Kohli’s seventh century was a stunning innings in a must-win match for RCB. While he was off to a flying start, he had to check himself as wickets fell around him. He then exploded at the back-end once again. His century came at the start of the final over of the innings.
“Lot of people think that my T20 cricket is declining, I don’t feel like that at all,” Kohli said after the innings in an interview with the broadcasters.
“I think I…