Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis addressing previous comment about Virat Kohli after the Indian batsman scored his 49th ODI century during ICC World Cup 2023. Mendis declined to congratulate Kohli during a press conference. Prior to Sri Lanka’s match against Bangladesh in Delhi, Mendis was asked if he would like to extend his tribute to Kohli. In a response that quickly gained attention on social media, Mendis curiously replied, “Why should I congratulate him?” Sri Lanka’s World Cup 2023 campaign concluded with only two victories in nine matches, resulting in their failure to qualify for ICC Champions Trophy 2025. Upon his return home, Mendis openly admitted his error in judgment and shed light on the rationale behind his curt response to the journalist. Meanwhile, Kohli expressed his honor in matching the record of his hero Sachin Tendulkar, who holds 49 one-day international hundreds. This remarkable achievement came after India’s resounding 243-run victory over South Africa in the World Cup. Additionally, he received a congratulatory tweet from Tendulkar himself. The International Cricket Council (ICC) recently suspended the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) due to government interference to ensure the integrity and independence of the sport.