Virat Kohli (101 not off 121 balls) scored his 49th ODI ton on his 35th birthday, while Ravindra Jadeja claimed 5/33 as India hammered South Africa by 243 runs in match number 37 of World Cup 2023 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday, November 5. With his ton, Kohli also drew level with Sachin Tendulkar’s long-standing record of 49 one-day hundreds.
Mohammed Shami claimed 5/54 in his comeback match, while Virat Kohli hit 95 off 104 as India beat New Zealand by four wickets in match number 21 of the 2023 World Cup at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Sunday, October 22. With the win, the Men in Blue also ended their losing streak against the Kiwis in ICC events, which dated back to 2003 and also moved to the top of the points table.
India maintained their unbeaten run in the 2023 ODI World Cup, getting the better of Bangladesh by seven wickets in match number 17 of the tournament at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Thursday, October 19. The Men in Blue’s win on Thursday was their fourth in as many matches in this year’s World Cup.
India hammered Pakistan by 228 runs in the third match of the Super 4 Round of Asia Cup 2023 at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Monday, September 11. The Men in Blue resumed their innings in 147/2 in 24.1 overs on the reserve day of the contest. They ended up posting 356/2 as Virat Kohli and KL Rahul slammed tons. Kuldeep Yadav then claimed five wickets as Pakistan were bowled out for 128 in 32 overs.
Senior Team India batter Virat Kohli has stated that the difficult challenge of featuring in a tournament like the World Cup excites him even after 15 years of playing international cricket. He admitted that there is plenty of pressure from the fans, who want them to win the mega event. Kohli, however, went on to assert that no one wants to win the World Cup more than the players.
Virat Kohli (82 not out off 49) and Faf du Plessis (73 off 43) featured in a fantastic opening stand of 148 in 14.5 overs as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) hammered Mumbai Indians (MI) by eight wickets at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday, April 2. Chasing 172 for victory, Bangalore got home in 16.2 overs as Kohli and Du Plessis went absolutely berserk.
BCCI chief selector Chetan Sharma was heard making some shocking claims in a recent sting operation by Zee News. He claimed that Sourav Ganguly did not like Virat Kohli even though it was not the case of him favoring Rohit Sharma. Sharma alleged that Kohli had a big ego and felt he lost the captaincy because of Ganguly. He added it was because of this ego clash that he spoke against the then BCCI chief at a controversial press conference ahead of India’s 2021-22 tour of South Africa.
Former Australian fast bowler Jeff Thomson has urged Pat Cummins and co. to be patient against Indian batter Virat Kohli during the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy. According to Thomson, the Australian bowlers will have to keep Kohli quiet during the Test series and force him out of the comfort zone
New Zealand’s stand-in captain Tom Latham has stated that his team will try and make it as tough as possible for Virat Kohli to score freely during the three-match one-day series, which begins on January 18 in Hyderabad.