Veteran Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter Virat Kohli has left everyone in awe with his stunning show with the bat. He smashed a century in their last league game of the IPL 2023 and the batter stated that he feels like he is playing his best cricket in the format again as well. However, Kohli became only the third batter to smash consecutive centuries in IPL history when he did so against the Gujarat Titans on Sunday, May 21, at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

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He also smashed a ton in the previous match against the SunRisers Hyderabad, completing 600 runs in the season too. Speaking to Ravi Shastri after his innings, Virat Kohli said that he enjoyed playing the innings against the Titans. He also said that he always believes in playing according to the situation. He said:

“Ya, I felt great. A lot of people feel my T20 cricket is declining, but I don’t feel like that at all. I feel I am playing my best T20 cricket again. I’m just enjoying myself, this is how I play T20 cricket. I look to hit gaps, hit a lot of boundaries and the big ones in the end if the situation allows me to.”

He further added: “Strike rates, all those kind of things like I said in the past as well… You have to read the situation and rise up to the occasion when the situation demands, and that’s something I take a lot of pride in doing, and I’ve been doing it for a while now. I feel really good with my game at the moment and how I’m batting out there in the middle.”

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The veteran also found hit the gaps and ran relentlessly throughout his innings as well. He reached the triple-figure mark in the final over, while Anuj Rawat’s 15-ball 23-cameo also helped them to post 197 in their allotted 20 overs.

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When he was asked about the target for the Gujarat Titans, Virat Kohli backed his bowlers to dent the opposition with a change of pace but opined on the need to cut down on boundaries too as well.

“Spin wasn’t easy to get away and I think the strength of a lot of our fast bowlers is also taking pace off. There’s enough in this pitch for our bowlers to make a dent through the chase and hitting big shots as you saw in the middle overs wasn’t as easy when the field spread out. So you have to hit a lot of gaps and run twos. If we can cut down those boundaries and now allow them to run twos from those gaps, then it’ll be a very difficult chase,” Virat Kohli concluded.

However, the score wasn’t enough as Shubman Gill smashed a stunning hundred and helped the defending champions reach the target in the final over. The Titans will take on the Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier on Tuesday, May 23 as well.

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