Virat Kohli's five greatest knocks in IPL as he becomes tournament's top run-scorer

Ajit Vijaykumar 17:16 18/04/2018
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Kohli surpassed Suresh Raina as IPL's top run-getter. Image: BCCI.

Virat Kohli is now the most successful batsman in IPL history. The Royal Challengers Bangalore captain broke the record on Tuesday during his knock of 92 not out against Mumbai Indians that took his IPL run tally past Suresh Raina to 4,619 runs.

His innings of 92 was not enough to secure victory for Bangalore. But there are numerous innings Kohli has played over the years for Bangalore that have secured incredible wins. Here are five of the best.

113 v Kings XI Punjab, May 18 2016

The highest T20 score for Kohli and one of his most courageous. In a rain-delayed match reduced to 15 overs a side, Kohli batted with nine stitches on his hand due to a split webbing. Kohli blasted 113 from 50 balls with 12 fours and eight sixes. It was the year Kohli amassed 973 runs in the T20 tournament.

108* v Rising Pune Supergiant, May 7 2016

Another vintage knock from a superlative 2016. Chasing 192 against Rising Pune Supergiant at home, Kohli took it upon himself to get the job done. He carried the bat during his knock that took only 58 balls and included eight hits to the fence and seven over it. The next best was 38 by fellow opener KL Rahul.

99 v Delhi Daredevils, May 10 2013

A knock that Kohli won’t forget. Kohli was playing the Daredevils at his original home ground in Delhi – the Feroz Shah Kotla. He was approaching his maiden T20 century but off the final ball of the first innings, was run out for 99. At least Bangalore kept their cool and managed to win by four runs.

62 v Mumbai Indians, April 14 2017

Not his highest score or a match-winning effort. But it was special as it was Kohli’s first outing since being sidelined for a month due to a shoulder injury. Kohli was the only batsman that challenged Mumbai in Bangalore to take the score to 142. Royal Challengers lost the game but Kohli was back.

58 v Deccan Chargers, April 8 2010

In a team that included Anil Kumble and Jacques Kallis, Kohli was still finding his feet. Batting first against Deccan Chargers, Kohli teamed up with Kallis (68) to help Bangalore post 184 with his knock of 58. It was his first IPL fifty the at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore and the love story has since blossomed.

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