RCB vs KKR: Virat Kohli surpasses Chris Gayle to become undisputed king of sixes

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New Delhi: Virat Kohli continued his superb scoring run with a scintillating half-century against Kolkata Knight Riders in Match 10 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 today (Friday, March 29). Kohli crossed the 50-run mark for the second straight game following his match-winning heroics against Punjab Kings earlier this week.

Virat Kohli brought up his 93rd IPL fifty in 36 balls to give RCB a solid start against the Knight Riders. His half-century was studded with three maximums and two boundaries.

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In the process, Kohli also achieved a major landmark by surpassing his former teammate Chris Gayle.

‘King’ Kohli became the player to hit the most sixes for RCB in IPL. Virat Kohli overtook Gayle’s tally of 239 sixes with his third maximum hit in the 12th over bowled by Varun Chakaravarthy to become RCB’s undisputed king of sixes.

Most sixes for RCB in the Indian Premier League (IPL)

240 – Virat Kohli
239 – Chris Gayle
238 – AB de Villiers
67 – Glenn Maxwell
50 – Faf du Plessis

Kohli looked in his elements right from the word go. After skipper Faf du Plessis was dismissed for 8 by Harshit Rana in the powerplay, Kohli joined hands with Cameron Green to stitch a 42-ball 65-run knock. During the partnership, Virat Kohli hit two massive sixes on the leg side to entertain the home crowd.

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Following the dismissal of Cameron Green (33 off 21 balls), Kohli combined with Glenn Maxwell (28) to add 42 off 31 for the fourth wicket. Earlier, Shreyas Iyer won the toss and opted to field first at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

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