Virat Kohli Becomes The Only Player To Bat For The Maximum Time In a Single World Cup Edition

Virat Kohli, the only cricketer to have batted for maximum time in a single World Cup edition
Virat Kohli, the only cricketer to have batted for maximum time in a single World Cup edition (Source: India Official Instagram)

Despite the heart aching loss yesterday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the Men in Blue have performed exceptionally well in the tournament. The constant dedication with which team India has played in the 2023 World Cup so far, is noteworthy as they won 10 consecutive matches for the first time in World Cup history. Australia witnessed a 6-wicket victory against India yesterday, and won its 6th coveted title of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. 

Irrespective of the result, Rohit Sharma and Co. made a billion hearts smile with continuous wins and various unbreakable records. Since yesterday, enormous appreciation has been flooded for the team for their perseverance and their way of approaching each game they played including the knockout match of semifinal against New Zealand. With some exceptional feats, Virat Kohli stood unbeaten in the whole tournament having achieved a significant milestone. 

Records on records… 

Virat Kohli is undoubtedly the most complete batsman in the Indian Cricket team. The milestones he achieved in this tournament is impeccable and significant for the whole of India as it puts Team India at the top of the charts. King Kohli stood as the highest run scorer of the tournament with 765 runs in a total of 11 innings, highest in the history of the World Cup. In the semifinal match against New Zealand, he had a landmark achievement as he completed 50 ODI centuries, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s erstwhile record of 49 ODI centuries. 

Batted for the most time! 

With a commendable knock the King has played throughout the 2023 World Cup having smashed 6 fifties and 3 centuries in total, Virat Kohli now stands as the only cricketer to have batted for the maximum time in a single edition of the World Cup. The King batted for a time period of 19.56 hours in the 2023 World Cup alone. Next is New Zealand’s Kane Williamson who batted for 18.51 hours in the 2019 World Cup followed by Sachin Tendulkar who batted for 18.50 hours in the 2003 World Cup tournament. 

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