Virat Kohli Clinches ‘Player of the Tournament’ Accolade for Stellar Displays at ODI World Cup 2023



V. Kohli’s exceptional batting skills stood out in the tournament, as he scored at least a half-century in nine out of eleven innings.

V. Kohli, the prolific run-scorer from India, has been honored with the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Player of the Tournament title.

His remarkable 765 runs in the tournament surpassed the previous record set by Sachin Tendulkar in the 2003 tournament, solidifying Kohli’s position as the highest-scoring individual batter in the history of the men’s Cricket World Cup.

Kohli concluded the tournament with an outstanding average of 95.62 and a strike rate of 90.31. He achieved the remarkable feat of scoring three centuries, against Bangladesh and South Africa in the league stage, and once more against New Zealand in the semi-finals.

With the third century, Kohli reached a remarkable milestone by scoring 50 One Day International hundreds, solidifying his position as the leading century-maker in the history of this format. This extraordinary feat took place at the Wankhede Stadium, the home ground of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, whose long-standing record Kohli surpassed.

To conclude the tournament, Kohli notched up a half-century by scoring 54 runs from 63 balls against Australia in the final match. However, despite his valiant efforts, India fell short of victory, stumbling at the final hurdle.

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