Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen recently lauded Virat Kohli for smashing several massive sixes on Thursday against SRH as the RCB star reached his sixth IPL century.

Kohli has been in fantastic batting form for RCB this season, scoring runs at the top of the order alongside captain Faf du Plessis. The game in Hyderabad was a must-win for RCB as they sought to qualify for the IPL Playoffs this season.

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Heinrich Klaasen’s 104 helped SRH record a solid total of 186 in their 20 overs. RCB got off to the ideal start with to Kohli and Faf du Plessis. On Thursday, though, the Indian star was the more aggressive player in the duo because he wouldn’t let up and struck his maiden hundred of the IPL 2023 season.

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Virat Kohli hit 100 runs off 63 balls during their penultimate league stage game at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, which included 12 fours and 4 sixes. He was caught by Glenn Phillips, though, and was out shortly after reaching the 100-run mark. To earn the two points for the victory, he had done enough to enable the side to cross the finish line and win the game by 8 wickets.

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Kohli hit 100 off 63 balls, with a strike rate of 158.73, and his innings included 12 boundaries and four sixes.

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“Virat Kohli really intensified his batting”- Kevin Pietersen

Pietersen claimed that the middle overs, when Virat Kohli’s intensity increased and the RCB star wasn’t considering throwing the ball around, were the key to his victory over SRH after the game was broadcast on Star Sports. Kohli’s additional cover drive off the seamers also astounded the former England captain.

“The point of difference today was in the middle-overs. In the middle overs, his intensity went up and he did not think about knocking it around. He actually took on the boundary riders and he hit some big sixes. He really, really intensified his batting. He was hitting the spinners. He was like ‘Listen I am coming for you. If you get this wrong, I will come for you. Half get this wrong and I am still coming for you. Some of the best deliveries that were bowled this evening were flying. That shot through extra cover off the seamer, the noise of the bat.. It never sounded like that of our bat,” said Kevin Pietersen.

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Virat Kohli equaled Chris Gayle’s record for the most IPL centuries with his first century in four years, breaking it just once.

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