Virat Kohli sitting in RCB dugout© X (Twitter)

While Virat Kohli’s 8th Indian Premier League ton grabbed the headlines, it was Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler”s hundred that proved to be the difference-maker on Saturday. Buttler’s heroics overshadowed Virat Kohli’s record-extending 113 as Rajasthan Royals defeated Royal Challengers Bengaluru by six wickets for a fourth win in as many matches in the IPL. Royals now have four wins out of four and sit on top of the 10-team table while RCB slipped to the eighth spot with their fourth defeat and three on the trot. Seeing RCB lose yet another IPL 2024 match, fans unleashed memes on social media, but the winner was the one shared by food delivery giant Swiggy.

Swiggy hilariously trolled RCB who lost their third consecutive game in 5 matches, but had nothing but praise for Virat Kohli who scored a ton on the occasion, albeit in a losing cause.

While Kohli enhanced his status as RCB’s lone ranger by notching up his eighth IPL century but RCB could only manage a below-par 183/3 after the home side opted to bowl.

Then, the England white-ball skipper in his 100th IPL appearance chose to ruin Kohli’s evening by playing a knock that was way better compared to former India skipper’s effort both in intent and quality.

Buttler, who ended IPL 2023 with three successive ducks and scored a highest of 13 in his last three innings, anchored the chase with five balls to spare.

Buttler finished the chase with a six off Cameron Green over deep square leg in the last over that also notched up his sixth IPL century.

His effort came off just 58 balls, laced with nine fours and four sixes.

Skipper Sanju Samson gave a fine support to Buttler in a record 148-run partnership — the highest of the season — that virtually killed the contest.

Samson ended up with 69 runs from 42 balls with eight fours and two sixes. Rajasthan Royals now are on the top of the table with eight points, ahead of Kolkata Knight Riders on net run-rate.

With PTI inputs

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