The 44-match League Stage has finally come to a conclusion with four of the ten contesting teams making it to the semi-finals of the biggest cricket championship i.e ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. India became the first team to get qualified for the semi-finals after having maintained an exceptional winning streak of 9 wins. The second team in South Africa followed by New Zealand and finally five time World Cup champions Australia.
With several records broken in this edition of the World Cup, cricketers have registered their names in the World Record book for various feats they achieved throughout the tournament. Team India also lodged a significant record and created history after it won all the 9 matches consecutively in the initial stage. India’s legendary batsman, Virat Kohli dodged extraordinary records too.
Creating and repeating history
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, no doubt is probably one of the best cricketers in the world and the most complete batsman the Indian Cricket Team has got. Keeping his exceptional batting prowess aside, his determination and dedication in the matches he plays is noteworthy which makes him different from other players out there. He has a lot of admirers, that’s because of how he approaches a difficult situation in a game and even makes the team win that game with his ability to chase significant runs.
Recently the 35-year old batsman broke legendary Sachin Tendulkar‘s record of 49 ODI centuries. Kohli was just one century away from smashing Tendulkar’s phenomenal record, with now equalling his record wherein he achieved the extraordinary feat in the match against South Africa on his 35th birthday.
The only player to play 4 semifinal matches!
With these records, Virat Kohli also stands as the only Indian cricketer to have featured in 4 of the World Cup semi-final matches, representing team India since his World Cup debut in 2011. India won the 2011 World Cup title back then, and many fans assumed that the 2023 World Cup will be the last World Cup for Kohli and there is no such official statement by the veteran cricketer himself.