The World Cup 2023 is on its way to wrap up. Before that, the most crucial phase of the tournament is going on. After successfully completing the group-stage four teams qualified for the semifinals. India and New Zealand are locking horns in the first semifinal at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. On this occasion, Virat Kohli has crossed another milestone. He completed the 50th century of his career. The praises are coming all over the world. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also praised him on social media.
Prime Minister’s Praise:
It was a big day for India. They have qualified in the semifinal stage being unbeaten. In the first seminal, they are locking horns with New Zealand. India always had hard luck against the Kiwis at the ICC knockout stage. In this clash, Kohli completed the 50th century of his career. That was a huge moment. He played an excellent knock of 117 runs in 113 balls along with 9 boundaries and 2 over-boundaries. He broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record while achieving this milestone.
With this achievement, Virat made India proud on the big stage another time. Praising is coming all the way. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweet for Virat Kohli steals the spotlight. While praising the legend, he said, “ Today @imvkohli has not just scored his 50th ODI century but has also exemplified the spirit of excellence and perseverance that defines the best of sportsmanship. This remarkable milestone is a testament to his enduring dedication and exceptional talent. I extend heartfelt congratulations to him. May he continue setting a benchmark for future generations.”
That was a huge praise. Virat is in the peak form of his career. He is unstoppable in this World Cup. Before this ton, he scored another two centuries against Bangladesh and South Africa. He also played some outstanding match-winning knocks for India. He is currently the highest run scorer of the World Cup with 711 runs.
A Match Tour:
India has been in the fire since the beginning. After winning the toss, India opted to bat first. Rohit Sharma played an excellent quick-fire of 47 runs in 29 balls. Virat played an excellent innings of 117 runs in 113 balls. Shreyas Iyer scored another century. He scored 105 runs in 70 runs. That was an excellent knock. Shubman Gill remained unbeaten on 80 runs and KL Rahul remained unbeaten on 39 runs. They set a target of 398 in front of the Kiwis.
While batting in the second innings, the Kiwis lost their first wicket. Devon Conway walked away by scoring 13 runs in 15 balls. Rachin Ravindra is batting on 8 runs and Kane Williamson remains unbeaten on 4 runs. After 6th over, New Zealand is 34/1.