Virat Kohli In World Cup 2023: Virat Kohli, known as Run Machine, Mr. Dependable, King and many other names, once again proved why he is considered one of the greatest batsmen in the world. Virat Kohli gave record breaking performances in big tournaments like ODI World Cup. From the league stage till the final match, a lot of runs were seen from Virat’s bat. This time he has completed his work in the World Cup, now only one trophy remains to be desired.
Scored a half century in the final match
In the World Cup 2023, Virat Kohli started the run-scoring process from the first match which continued till the final. After scoring a century in the semi-finals, he scored a brilliant half-century in the final. In the final match, he faced 63 balls and scored 54 runs. During this, 4 fours were seen from his bat. This was also his biggest innings in the World Cup final and he is also the first Indian batsman to score 50+ runs in the semi-final and final of the same World Cup.
Record breaking performance in World Cup 2023
Virat Kohli batted 11 times in this tournament and scored 765 runs at an average of 95.63. This is also the record for scoring the most runs in a single edition of the World Cup. During this period, Virat scored 6 half-centuries and 3 centuries. That means he scored 50+ runs 9 times.
Second Indian batsman to do so
Virat Kohli also became the second Indian batsman to score 50+ runs twice in ICC finals. Virat Kohli had earlier scored 50+ runs in the final of the 2014 T20 World Cup. Before Virat, Gautam Gambhir had done this feat in the ICC finals. He played innings of 50+ runs in the finals of 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup.
Kohli is the king of ICC events
Virat Kohli is the batsman who has scored the most runs in a single edition of both ICC ODI and T20 World Cups. This year, Virat has made the record of scoring the most runs in a single edition of the ODI World Cup. Earlier, he had also performed brilliantly in the 2014 T20 World Cup. Virat had scored 319 runs in the ICC T20 World Cup 2014, which is the record for scoring the most runs in a single T20 World Cup. At the same time, the record of scoring most runs in T20 is also in the name of Kohli.
Most runs in ODI World Cup
Kohli has also become the second highest run scorer in the ODI World Cup. He achieved this record by defeating former Australian batsman Ricky Ponting. Ponting scored 1743 runs in 42 innings in the World Cup. At the same time, Kohli made this record by scoring 1795 runs in 36 innings.
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