NEW DELHI: Ever played ‘Stick Cricket’ on your mobile? For those who have, the above sequence of runs scored in an innings would bring back some found memories. For those who haven’t, jog your memory further back when you might have played ‘Brian Lara International Cricket 2007’ on your personal computer or gaming console WITH CHEAT CODES ON.
The sequence belongs to Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli who clobbered 63 runs off the last 19 balls he faced against Kings XI Punjab Wednesday night. Those aforementioned games are the best when it comes to cricket fantasy, and Kohli’s knock of 113 runs off just 50 balls against KXIP was nothing less than a fantasy.
In fact, Kohli’s stellar batting form this IPL that can only be described as dream-like, something that might happen in a fantasy world. With his incredible knock, Kohli massacred the Kings XI Punjab bowling attack to notch up his 4th T20 ton – all of which came this year and in this season of the IPL.
knock which consisted of 14 fours and eight sixes is surely one of the best IPL innings ever, but what makes it even more special is that Kohli is making a habit of producing bests at a very alarming rate.
He now has three tons to his name in the last four matches played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. He now stands head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to run-making in IPL, by becoming the first player to cross the 800-run mark in a single IPL season. His tally stands at 865 runs from 13 matches. He also broke the 4000-run barrier in IPL history in this match. He is the proud owner of numerous batting records and partnership records in this tournament and yet there seems to be a hunger to do more. From a team’s perspective the skipper would know he has to perform at this consistent level, and as he said in the post-match presentation, his main aim is to score runs for the team. If that means he gets all of his boundaries towards the third-man region, then be it.