Bangla Hunt Desk: In Test cricket, it is not an easy task to score a century in limited overs cricket, even if it is a double century. Especially in IPL because IPL is twenty overs, there are only one hundred and twenty balls in twenty overs. And it became virtually impossible for the rest of the batsmen to score a century without the opener. However, there are some batsmen who have missed the century even though they are very close to the century. Today we will talk about some of the batsmen who missed the century by getting out for 99 runs: –
Virat Kohli: –
RCB captain Virat Kohli was caught with the bat in a match against the then Delhi Daredevils in the 2013 IPL. The age of the match when RCB scored 166 runs for the loss of four wickets in 16 overs. At that time suddenly a flood of fours and sixes started with Virat Kohli’s bat. But Virat Kohli had to go back to the pavilion after missing a century after being run out for 99 runs. Kohli’s innings was sorted with 10 fours and 4 sixes.
Earth Shaw: –
Prithvi Shaw played a mercurial innings of 99 off 55 balls in an IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders. Unfortunately, Prithvi Shaw missed the century in that match by getting out for 99 runs in the race for victory. That innings of Prithvi Shaw was arranged with 12 fours and 3 sixes.
Suresh Raina: –
Suresh Raina played an innings of 99 off 52 balls in the Hyderabad vs Chennai match in 2013. Suresh Raina needed 5 runs to complete the century in the last ball but Suresh Raina remained unbeaten on 99 runs in the last ball. Rainer sorted that innings with 11 fours and 3 sixes.
Ishan Kishan: –
The Mumbai batsman played an innings of 99 off 58 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Dubai soil last year. Ishan Kishan’s innings was sorted with 2 fours and 9 sixes.
Chris Gayle: –
The Caribbean batsman is the only batsman in the history of the IPL to be dismissed twice for 99 runs. After being dismissed for 99 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019, he was again dismissed for 99 against Rajasthan Royals in 2020. But before that he has crossed the boundary of six centuries in IPL.