In a stunning display of cricketing prowess, Virat Kohli came within a whisker of equalling Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI centuries, falling just five runs short.
However, his masterful knock of 95 runs ensured that India triumphed over New Zealand by four wickets on Sunday, marking their fifth consecutive victory in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
This remarkable win not only boosted India’s spirits but also put an end to a 20-year jinx, with India’s previous ICC win against New Zealand dating back to 2003.
Kohli’s remarkable performance at the HPCA Stadium left the crowd in awe, and although he remains tantalizingly close to that 49th ODI century, the invaluable two points earned have given the Indian team a tremendous confidence boost. With this victory, India now tops the World Cup points table, surpassing the Black Caps.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was quick to extend his heartfelt congratulations to the Indian team, highlighting the significance of this victory.
Social media platforms were flooded with congratulatory messages for Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s Men in Blue after their hard-fought triumph.
This victory not only marks a significant milestone in India’s cricketing history but also underscores the remarkable leadership and batting prowess of Virat Kohli.
With more matches to come in the ICC ODI World Cup, cricket fans around the world can’t wait to see what other extraordinary feats this team has in store.