Virat Kohli finishes his World Cup campaign as the tournament’s leading run-scorer. Kohli helped to steady the Indian innings following the exits of skipper Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer, scoring 54 runs off 63 deliveries and hitting four boundaries.
Ace India batter Virat Kohli ended his 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup campaign with the bat with a resilient innings against Australia in the ongoing final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 19. Coming in at No. 3 following the dismissal of Shubman Gill, Kohli notched up his sixth half-century in this tournament. He stabilise the Indian innings after the departure of captain Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer, contributing 54 runs from 63 deliveries, with the help of four boundaries.
Kohli became the tournament’s highest run-scorer. Scoring 765 runs from 11 matches at an excellent average of 95.62 and a strike rate of 90.31, including three hundreds and six half-centuries. In doing so, he broke the all-time World Cup record of 673 runs set by the renowned Indian hitter Sachin Tendulkar.
This incredible innings is Kohli’s sixth successive half-century in the ongoing competition. In addition, the 35-year-old had five consecutive 50-plus runs in the 2019 ODI World Cup. Veteran Australian hitter Steven Smith accomplished the milestone during his 2015 title-winning campaign.
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma finish World Cup with crucial knocks
After being called to bat by Pat Cummins in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 on Sunday. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and star batsman Virat Kohli made significant contributions. At Ahmedabad, although Rohit Sharma scored a quickfire 31-ball 47. Virat Kohli bowled for a well-made 54 from 63 deliveries.
Kohli and Sharma, two modern-day greats of the game. Likely to have batted for the final time in an ICC World Cup. Rohit, 36, and Virat, 35, are unlikely to compete in the next edition of the quadrennial tournament.
The duo, on the other hand, enjoyed a fantastic tournament at home and are still the two leading run scorers. While Virat Kohli’s half-century helped him solidify his position as the tournament’s leading scorer (765 runs), Rohit fell three runs shy of 600.