Virat Kohli’s unbeaten century led India to a commanding total of 326/5, while he equaled his idol Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI centuries.
On his 35th birthday, Virat Kohli delivered a brilliant unbeaten century, scoring 101 runs from 121 balls and anchoring India to a commanding total of 326/5. This stellar performance paved the way for India’s 243-run victory over South Africa in the World Cup at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Kohli’s century marked a significant milestone as he equaled Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI centuries, expressing his deep emotions in the post-match presentation. He humbly stated that matching his idol’s feat was an immense honor, acknowledging Tendulkar’s batting perfection while recognizing his place in cricket history. Kohli also attributed the special win to the significance of his birthday, which the fans celebrated with added excitement.
“It is all too much for me to take in now, to equal my hero’s record is something special for me. He is perfection when it comes to batting. But I am never going to be as good as him. It was a big game, probably playing the toughest team in the tournament. There was a motivation to do well. Because it happened on my birthday, it becomes special and the people made it more special for me,” Kohli said.
Kohli further highlighted his joy in playing cricket, considering it more important than any phase. He expressed gratitude for the ability to continue his performance over the years.
“I’m enjoying playing cricket, that is more important to me than phases. I’m just happy that God has blessed me with that enjoyment. I’m just happy that I’m able to do what I have done over the y
ears. Once you got more than 315, we knew that we were above par,” Kohli concluded.
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Last Updated on November 5, 2023
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