Virat Kohli was the one name that was on the lips of every Indian fan after the ICC World Cup 2023 semi-final. The semi-final between India and New Zealand took place at the Wankhede Stadium in iconic and it was a cliffhanger that kept everyone on their toes.
India won the game by 70 runs and advanced to the final of the ICC World Cup 2023, slated to take place on 19th November in Ahmedabad. The credit for semi-final wins goes majorly to Virat Kohli as he played a sensational and notched up another ton in the tournament.
Virat Kohli slammed his 50th ton in the ODIs and broke the record of Sachin Tendulkar. The batter now has the most centuries in the history of the One-day cricket. This was also his third century in the ICC World Cup 2023, having scored against Bangladesh and South Africa.
Virat Kohli played his role to perfection yet and stepped up on the big stage for his team. In a high-pressure semi-final, the right-hander oozed his class and made sure that his team gets to a big total with the bat. Along with him Shreyas Iyer (105) also slammed a vital ton.
Virat Kohli ended with the knock of 117 runs off 113 balls. He batted with a strike rate of 103.54 and smashed 9 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. His valiant knock powered India to a gigantic total of 397 runs and subsequently win the game by 70 runs.
ICC World Cup 2023: Anushka Sharma Pens Down Heartfelt Message For Virat Kohli After He Breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s Record
Virat Kohli earned a lot of praise after his sensational knock in the semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2023. Even great Sachin Tendulkar congratulated him on breaking his record and the whole stadium was applauding when he reached the milestone.
But the special message came from her Anushka Sharma. The Bollywood actress penned down a heartfelt message and said that she’s grateful that god blessed her with his love. She posted a story on Instagram and wrote:
“God is the best script writer. Utterly grateful to him for blessing me with your love ,and to watch you grow from strength to strength and achieve all that you have and will, being honest to yourself and to the sport always. You are truly gods child.”