'Never Look at Past Records,' Virat Kohli After Smashing His 6th IPL Ton
Virat Kohli [Image- IPLT20]
Legendary Indian batsman Virat Kohli was at his honest best at the post-match presentation after his magical 6th IPL ton powered the Royal Challengers Bangalore to an 8-wicket win over the SunRisers Hyderabad on Friday night.
Coming into this game, Kohli had endured a few poor outings, and by his own admission, he wasn't able to transition whatever he was practicing in the nets to the actual game.
However, on Friday night, it all fell into place beautifully for King Kohli as he went about painting the ground with his orthodox yet authoritative, pristine strokeplay.
Kohli does not play these fancy scoops or paddle sweeps, and on Friday, he showed why doesn't need to as kept belting out orgasmic drives, cuts and flicks.
The right-hander was asked why he doesn't prefer playing the fancy shots in the post-match presentation, and he responded by saying that he needs to stay true to his technique given that he is an all-format player.
He also spoke about his brilliant opening partnership with skipper Faf du Plessis, who was once again at his brutal best on Friday.
Here's what Virat Kohli said:
"Quite special considering the magnitude of the game. Thought SRH got a very good score. Ball was gripping as well. Faf's been on a different level. I've had a quiet couple of games. The way I was hitting in the nets wasn't transitioning into the middle. Never look at past records (not great numbers against SRH). I put myself under so much stress already. I don't care what anyone says on the outside. I've never been a guy who plays so many fancy shots. It's Test cricket (coming up) after the IPL. Have to stay true to my technique."
"I think it's the tattoos (partnership with Faf). It's been a beautiful transition for us coming together for RCB at the top and making an impact. Crowd here was amazing today as well. Told Faf as well. Just felt like it was a home game for us. They were cheering for us, taking my name as well. I feel you can't create this. I haven't forced anyone to support me. It's an amazing position to be in that you can provide happiness to so many people."
Thanks to this win, RCB have now claimed the top-4 spot. They will now face the Gujarat Titans in their final league match in Bangalore on May 21.