Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli played a brilliant knock at the Eden Gardens on Friday as he smashed his fifth century in the IPL 2019 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Kohli opened the innings along with Parthiv Patel and the former was there at the crease till the last ball when he was finally dismissed by Harry Gurney for 100 after facing 58 deliveries.
Kohli’s knock was laced with 9 fours and four maximums.
The RCB captain was supported well by Moeen Ali (66 off 28 balls) as the visitors posted a mammoth 213 for 4 in their full quota of 20 overs.
Here’s how the cricketing world reacted on Twitter:
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) April 19, 2019
Virat Kohli has shown us once again why he is regarded 'The Best'
Hunger & Passion Unlimited 🔥#KKRvRCB
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) April 19, 2019
Considering the situation RCB are in the IPL this season, outstanding effort from @imVkohli. Not giving up!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 19, 2019
That was really enjoy watching that @imVkohli hundred. Quite a few interesting knocks in this years #viviipl where openers are seeing the importance of batting through the innings or going deep. Let’s see if @RCBTweets can defend this total.
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) April 19, 2019
50 of 40 balls and another 50 in just 17 more , only King Kohli @imVkohli can do this to one of the best attacks in IPL today, magnificent display of batsmanship and an amazing Century, #RCBvsKKR #IPL2019 #KingKohli
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) April 19, 2019
It was coming… #ViratKohli #100
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 19, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) April 19, 2019
A CENTURY for the @RCBTweets Skipper 💯
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 19, 2019
— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) April 19, 2019
Sensational 100. The acceleration from Kohli has been awesome. Moeen set up the carnage and Kohli sealed it dramatically
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 19, 2019
Most IPL centuries:
4 Warner, Watson
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 19, 2019
WHAT. AN. INNINGS.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 19, 2019
Most centuries in Twenty20 cricket as captain:
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) April 19, 2019
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) April 19, 2019