After smashing a magnificent century to lead his team to the playoffs, Virat Kohli, the star batsman of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, expressed his indifference towards external opinions regarding his strike rate in the IPL. Kohli’s exceptional knock of exactly 100 runs from 63 balls, combined with a partnership of 172 runs with captain Faf du Plessis (71), enabled RCB to successfully chase down the target of 187 with four balls remaining, securing an eight-wicket victory over the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
“I never dwell on past statistics. I already put immense pressure on myself. I was telling the boys that even my perception as an IPL player is often like, ‘Yeah, he’s alright, he delivers a few impactful knocks.’ This marks my sixth IPL century. Sometimes, I don’t give myself enough credit because I already burden myself with tremendous pressure. I genuinely don’t care about the opinions of others. It’s their perspective,” Kohli stated during the post-match presentation, addressing his record against SRH.
“When you find yourself in those situations, you understand how to win cricket matches. I have been doing that consistently for a long time. It’s not like I don’t contribute to my team’s victories when I play. I take pride in adapting my game according to the circumstances,” added Kohli, who was honored as the player of the match.