'A Knock To Prove Every Critic Wrong': Netizens Laud Virat Kohli For His 'Selfless' Innings During RCB vs PBKS IPL 2024 Clash

'A Knock To Prove Every Critic Wrong': Netizens Laud Virat Kohli For His 'Selfless' Innings During RCB vs PBKS IPL 2024 Clash

Kohli played an incredible innings of 92 off 47 balls at an impressive strike rate of 195.47 to help RCB lay a foundation for the solid total on the board against Punjab Kings

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Thursday, May 09, 2024, 11:36 PM IST
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Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) star batter Virat Kohli continued his incredible form in the ongoing IPL 2024 clash against Punjab Kings at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket (HPCA) Stadium in Dharamsala on Thursday, May 9.

Kohli played an incredible innings of 92 off 47 balls at an impressive strike rate of 195.47 to help the team lay a foundation for the solid total of 241/7 on the board. His knock consisted of seven four and six sixes. The Dharamsala crowd was eagerly anticipating to see legendary batter to score his second century of the season.

However, Virat Kohli was caught out by Rilee Rossouw off Arshdeep Singh's delivery when he attempted for a six towards deep extra cover. While walking back to the pavilion, Kohli received a standing ovation from the Dharamsala crowd for his spectacular innings.

Netizens were full of high praise for Virat Kohli's incredible innings. Taking to their social media handles, especially X (formerly Twitter), fans lauded the RCB talismanic batter with admiration and reverence for his splendid knock. Many hailed Kohli for playing a selfless innings as he didn't bother about his century when he required just 8 runs to complete the milestone, while others said that the batter proved the critics wrong who questioned his strike rate.

Here's how netizens reacted to Virat Kohli's incredible innings.

For unversed, Virat Kohli has often come under the scrutiny of experts and commentators for his slow-paced knock and strike rate. Some commentators believe that Kohli's strike rate compromises the team's scoring momentum, especially in the middle overs.

When Virat Kohli was asked by Harsha Bhogle about his strike rate after the match-winning knock of 70 off 44 balls against Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad, the RCB batter stated that people are not qualified enough to sit and talk about his strike rate if they haven't been in that situation themselves. 

Virat Kohli completes 600 runs in IPL 2024

With his 92-run knock, RCB star batter Virat Kohli has completed 600 runs and became the first player to do so in the ongoing IPL season. For the fourth time, Kohli has amassed 600 runs in an IPL season, a joint record alongside LSG skipper KL Rahul.

Kohli has amassed 634 runs, including a century and six fifties, at an average of 70.44 and a strike rate of 153.51 in 12 matches. Additionally, the 35-year-old has completed 1000 runs against Punjab Kings and became the first batter to achieve this feat against three different opponents. He 1000 runs each against Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings.

Virat Kohli will look to pile more runs in order to win the Orange Cap in the IPL 2024.

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