With that disappointing performance in the middle, Kohli set a dubious record, completing 100 competitive games without a century. According to a tweet by cricket statistician Mazher Arshad, Kohli has now completed 17 Tests, 21 ODIs, 25 T20Is and 37 IPL matches without reaching the three-digit mark.
Virat Kohli has now completed 100 games in all formats without a century – 17 Tests, 21 ODIs, 25 T20Is and 37 IPL games. #IPL2022
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) 1650378993000
On Tuesday, Kohli came to bat after RCB lost opener, Anuj Rawat, by 4 in the first over. Kohli opted for a first-ball duck in the final delivery of the first over. It was a back-of-length ball outside and the 33-year-old Delhi batsman just shoved it to the fielder on point for an easy catch.
In seven games so far in IPL 2022, Kohli has only managed 119 runs with an average of 19.83 and the highest score of 48.
Kolhi is so far the top scorer in IPL history with 6402 in 214 games with five centuries and 42 fifties. He is seventh on the list of batsmen with more runs (combined, Test, ODI, T20I) in cricket history with 23,650 runs. Sachin Tendulkar tops the list with 34,357 combined runs across all formats.
A good position to be involved in half of our games in the league stage. 💪🏻🙌🏻#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2022 … https://t.co/aGbDFzs7k8
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1650421800000
But he’s been going through poor form for a while. He recently relinquished the position of Test captain and was replaced as captain in all formats by Rohit Sharma. Virat’s slim form is a concern for India, especially in a T20 World Cup year. The ‘Men in Blue’ can’t afford to have a fighting Kohli in Australia later this year.
His latest failure on Tuesday drew a lot of attention on social media, with many netizens speaking for him and some against him, speaking about the difficulty of scoring centuries in T20 cricket, including IPL. Incidentally, at five tons, Kohli is second on the list of players with the most centuries in the IPL, behind Chris Gayle (6).
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