Virat Kohli brought up his sixth Indian Premier League (IPL) century against Sunrisers Hyderabad in what was a wonderful display of a batting masterclass. The talismanic batsman for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) hit a fabulous 100 from 63 balls to guide his side to an eight-wicket resounding triumph in Hyderabad. After the sensational victory, Kohli and his Bangalore teammates were seen recreating Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic celebration of tranquility at the venue.
Kohli, along with Bangalore pacemaker Mohammed Siraj and all-rounder Wayne Parnell, were seen huddling up for the famous celebration. A photo of Kohli and his teammates engaging in the popular style of celebration soon began making the rounds.
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It didn’t take long for fans to find the obvious connection to Cristiano Ronaldo.
This person still seemed mesmerized by Virat Kohli’s tremendous blow.
what a legacyhas created for himself. And still a long journey for him ❤️????— Rakshit Shah – PATHAAN (@rshah2611)
Chasing a total of 187, Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli put together a solid starting pair of 172 against Hyderabad. Kohli was the first Bangalore batsman to be sacked. The former India captain broke 12 bounds and four sixes to score his first IPL century of the season. While Kohli managed to secure his hundred yesterday, Bangalore captain Du Plessis produced a crucial 47-ball 71. Earlier, Hyderabad goalkeeper Heinrich Klaasen scored a fine century to bring his side to a formidable total.
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“I’ve never been a guy who takes so many fancy shots, because we have to play 12 months of the year. for me it is not [about] playing fancy shots and dropping my wicket. We have Test Cricket after the IPL, so I have to stay true to my technique and find ways to win games for my team, something I take great pride in, and when I can make an impact in a big game, obviously that helps me. It gives confidence, it gives the team confidence, and it just helps the team in general, which is something I look to do,” Virat Kohli said yesterday.
With 14 points from 13 matches, Bangalore is currently in fourth place in the IPL 2023 standings. In their final league match of the season, they will take on the defending champions Gujarat Titans on Sunday.