Virat Kohli Smashes 8th IPL Century, Sets New Record in IPL 2024 Clash

Khushbu Kumari Jha
Virat Kohli Smashes 8th IPL Century Sets New Record in IPL 2024 Clash
Virat Kohli Smashes 8th IPL Century Sets New Record in IPL 2024 Clash

Virat Kohli achieves a milestone in IPL 2024 by scoring his 8th century, leading Royal Challengers Bangalore to victory against Rajasthan Royals. Kohli’s stellar performance also marks his 7500-run milestone in IPL.

Royal Challengers Bangalore's formidable batsman, Virat Kohli, has added another remarkable achievement to his name by notching up his 8th century in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Kohli reached this milestone during the 19th match of IPL 2024 against the Rajasthan Royals. His century came off 67 balls, solidifying his status as the batsman with the most centuries in IPL history. Following closely behind him is Chris Gayle, with 6 centuries to his name. During this innings, Kohli also surpassed the 7500-run mark in IPL, becoming the first batsman to achieve this feat. He finished unbeaten with a stellar knock of 113 runs off 72 balls.

Partnering with captain Faf du Plessis, Kohli provided a scintillating start for RCB, forging a formidable opening stand of 125 runs. Du Plessis contributed 44 runs off 33 balls before departing. Kohli's prowess extends beyond his individual performances; he holds the record for the most 100-plus partnerships for any wicket in IPL history, accomplishing this feat an impressive 28 times. His partnership with AB de Villiers stands out, having produced 10 such century stands, the highest for any pair in IPL history. Additionally, Kohli and Chris Gayle share the record for the second-most 100-plus partnerships with 9.

In IPL 2024, Kohli has dominated the powerplay, accumulating the highest number of runs in this phase, amassing 121 runs. This stellar performance further solidifies his reputation as one of the premier batsmen in the tournament's history. With this latest century, Kohli also maintains his position as the highest run-scorer in IPL history, with Shikhar Dhawan trailing behind in second place, followed by David Warner and Rohit Sharma.