Yet another Virat Kohli master-class, and a broken Sachin Tendulkar record — IPL at its best!

Kohli's innings of 58 balls was laced with 8 fours and 7 sixes.

By Jayanta Oinam | Last Updated: May 08, 2016, 00:37 AM IST
Yet another Virat Kohli master-class, and a broken Sachin Tendulkar record — IPL at its best!

New Delhi: Sensational Virat Kohli on Saturday became the fastest player to reach 500 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) season with a blistering knock of 108 no. against Rising Pune Supergiants at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.

In the process, the 27-year-old also hit his second T20 hundred in four matches. He hit an unbeaten 100 against Gujarat Lions on April 24, which was also his first in this format.

Batting in his eighth innings of IPL 9, the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper produced yet another master-class to help the team to third win in eighth matches.

Continuing his super-human form from the Asia Cup and ICC World Twenty20, the right-handed batsman has so far scored in the sequence of 75, 79, 33, 80, 100*, 14, 52 and today's 108*

They chased down Rising Pune Supergiants daunting total of 191 runs, losing three wickets and three ball remaining in the match.

Kohli's innings of 58 balls was laced with 8 fours and 7 sixes.

His RCB team-mate Chris Gayle had reached the 500-run mark in nine innings in the 2011 season.

Another record Kohli broke today was of batting great Sachin Tendulkar.

When on 67, he became the first captain in the tournament to score 500-plus runs in three separate editions, bettering Sachin Tendulkar's two for Mumbai Indians.