This ad will auto close in 10 seconds
Virat Kohli story: Right progression, great conversion in Indian Premier League 2016

New Delhi: At times, it looks like the Indian Premier League (IPL) is specially staged to showcase the brilliance of Virat Kohli.

At closer look, though, the same can also be said about recent ICC sanctioned tournaments like the Asia Cup and the Twenty20 World Cup.

The 27-year-old is unstoppable, and is on the verge of creating many more batting records. What makes him such a potent force today, is, due to right progression, and even better conversion — the two facets which rule cricket.

For instance, until the start of IPL 9, this season, the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper was without a Twenty20 century. And after 13 innings, he has four of them.

Talking about those hundreds, his first ton, against Gujarat Lions took 63 balls; the second one against Rising Pune Supergiants took 56 balls; then the third one against Lions again took 53.

The fourth one, against Kings XI Punjab, took 47 balls.

Then, what about his conversion?

In 2016, Kohli has 11 scores of 75 or more in T20s. A record! The India Test captain has also converted 11 of his 16 50-plus scores into scores of 75 or more this year in just 25 innings.

If he continues to progress, and keeps converting at this rate, he will have his own almanac cricketing records very soon.

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

Live Score Card

Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

April 30  20:00 IST
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium

Mumbai Indians Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

May 1  16:00 IST
Wankhede Stadium

Kings XI Punjab Vs Delhi Daredevils

April 30  16:00 IST
Kings XI Punjab won by 10 wickets with 73 balls remaining

Gujarat Lions Vs Mumbai Indians

April 29  20:00 IST
Mumbai Indians won the one-over eliminator

IPL 2017 Points Table

Teams MP Won Lost Pts
KKR 9 7 2 14
MI 9 7 2 14
SRH 9 5 3 11
RPS 9 5 4 10
KXIP 9 4 5 8
GL 9 3 5 6
RCB 10 2 7 5
DD 8 2 6 4


1 Gautam Gambhir
2 David Warner
SRH | 333 Runs
3 Robin Uthappa
KKR | 331 Runs


1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
18 Wickets
2 Imran Tahir
RPS | 13 Wickets
3 Andrew Tye
GL | 12 Wickets