In a cricketing spectacle at the Wankhede Stadium, Virat Kohli etched his name in history books, breaking not one but two significant records held by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli’s innings not only propelled India to the World Cup final but also added another chapter to his illustrious career.
A Flurry of Records
Virat Kohli’s meteoric rise reached new heights as he became the first cricketer to achieve the remarkable feat of scoring 50 One Day International centuries. Surpassing Tendulkar’s 49 centuries, Kohli achieved this milestone in just 277 innings, underscoring his dominance and consistency in the cricketing arena.
Not stopping at just the centuries, Kohli rewrote the record books by surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s 2003 World Cup record of 673 runs in a single edition. Kohli’s phenomenal performance saw him amass an impressive 711 runs in the tournament, setting a new benchmark for future cricketing aspirants.
Acknowledging Heroes and Fans
After the match, a visibly elated Virat Kohli shared his thoughts with the broadcasters. “Well, I’m feeling (pauses). Again, the great man just congratulated me. It feels like a dream. Too good to be true,” Kohli exclaimed. He expressed his gratitude for the role assigned to him and emphasized the importance of playing for the team’s success.
Kohli paid homage to his mentor and cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar, who was present in the stands, stating, “Sachin paaji was there in the stands. It’s very difficult for me to express it. My life partner, my hero – he’s sitting there.” The Indian skipper also acknowledged the immense support from the fans at the Wankhede Stadium, making the historic achievement even more special.
As he concluded, he said, “To get to 400 is amazing; a lot of credit needs to go to Shreyas. KL finished it with a flurry.” With Kohli leading from the front, Indian cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the grand finale, where the cricketing maestro aims to etch his name in history once again.