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Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) batter Virat Kohli achieved a massive feat in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He overtook his former teammate Universe Boss Chris Gayle in the most number of 70+ scores in the history of the league. 

Virat Kohli achieved the feat during the recently concluded RCB vs PBKS game at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru. The batter played a sensational innings he and sure that Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) would win their first game of the tournament. 

Chasing the target of 177 runs, RCB kept losing wickets at the other end at regular intervals. It seemed that they would lose the game. But Virat Kohli on the one hand kept his team in the hunt. He batted aggressively and played some magnificent shots in his innings. 

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Even though RCB had lost wickets, Virat Kohli made sure that he put pressure back on the opposition. The batter kept his team in the chase and brought up a magnificent half-century, which was his 100th fifty in all of his T20 career over the years. 

Virat Kohli scored 77 runs off 49 balls while opening the innings for his team in RCB vs PBKS. He batted with a strike rate of over 157 and hit 11 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. His innings took RCB close to the target before Dinesh Karthik (28*) finished the game for his team on high. 

This was Virat Kohli’s 27th 70+ plus score in the IPL. He surpassed Chris Gayle, who had 26 70+ plus scores in his career. With the way he is batting, the number is only expected to rise. He would be keen to continue his gold form and help his team win. 

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Virat Kohli opened up about his innings after the RCB vs PBKS game. He explained that he wanted to give his team a blazing start and expressed his disappointment in not finishing the game for the team. Speaking after the game, he stated: 

“I try to give the team a blazing start, but if wickets fall, you have to understand the conditions as well. Wasn’t the usual placid pitch. It was a bit two-paced. And I thought I needed to play correct cricketing shots. Playing across the line wasn’t working. Disappointed I couldn’t finish the game. Was in the slot but sliced it to a deep point. Not a bad start – playing after two months and getting into the tournament.”

Virat Kohli will be next seen in action when RCB will take on KKR in their next game.