A pure revenge-taking time for India. On November 15, India is locking horns with New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. After completing the group stage successfully, India entered the semifinal unbeaten. On the other hand, New Zealand registered five matches and entered the semifinal. But King Kohli rocked the stage again. He scored his 50th century in the match. Fans are going crazy over that.
Kohli’s 50th Knock:
Virat Kohli, the name is enough to talk about his form and masterclass. He always made India proud on the big stage. In the group stage of the World Cup, he was outstanding. He scored two centuries against Bangladesh and South Africa. Apart from this, he has performed consistently throughout the tournament. India has remained unbeaten in the group stage, his masterclass was one of the reasons.
In the first semifinal against New Zealand, Kohli was unstoppable. He played an excellent knock of 117 runs in 113 balls. He smashed 9 boundaries and 2 over-boundaries. That was exceptional. With this century, he registered his 50th ton in international cricket. He has become the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 711 runs. With this, he breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record. He scored 673 runs in the 2003 World Cup. Kohli completes 50 centuries in just 277 innings.
This 50th century by Virat Kohli drove his fans crazy. In a crucial match like the semifinal, this record seems unreal. But turning the unreal into reality is Virat Kohli’s thing. After this massive achievement, Twitter is blowing out with appreciation for him. Yuvraj Singh praised him, “ Congratulations to @imviratkohli on a monumental achievement going surpass the great @sachin_rt by scoring 50 tons!! I’m sure his late father must be very proud today and smiling from the clouds above looking at his son!! By far greatest of this generation.”
Kohli surpassed Sachin’s record. After the milestone, the God of Cricket praised Kohli. He said, “ The first time I met you in the Indian dressing room, you were pranked by other teammates into touching my feet. I couldn’t stop laughing that day. But soon, you touched my heart with your passion and skill. I am so happy that that young boy has grown into a ‘Virat’ player. I couldn’t be happier that an Indian broke my record. And to do it on the biggest stage – in the World Cup semi-final – and at my home ground is the icing on the cake.”