Virat Kohli’s first ODI wicket in nine years for India came during the ICC World Cup 2023 match against the Netherlands. Rohit Sharma trusted Kohli to bowl during the 23rd over, with the fans urging him to do so. With only five specialist bowlers in the Indian playing XI and Mohammed Siraj sidelined due to injury, Kohli’s bowling was crucial. He conceded only 7 runs in his first over and then dismissed Netherlands’ captain, Scott Edwards, after he scored 17 runs off 30 balls. This was Kohli’s first wicket in World Cup cricket, and the Dutch team was chasing a massive target of 411 runs to win after India scored 410 for 4 in their 50 overs. Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul scored outstanding centuries, with Iyer remaining unbeaten on 128.