In a cricketing spectacle that will be etched in the memories of fans for years to come, India’s batting maestro Virat Kohli set the Wankhede Stadium ablaze during the first semifinal of the ODI World Cup 2023 against New Zealand. The match was not just a clash between two cricketing powerhouses but was a stage where records were shattered and history was rewritten.

Virat Kohli’s masterful knock

In a display of sheer elegance and dominance, Virat played a pivotal role in India’s commanding performance against the Blackcaps. His masterful innings of 117 runs off 113 deliveries, embellished with nine fours and two sixes, not only propelled India to a mammoth total but also carved his name in the annals of record books.

Virat Kohli surpasses Sachin Tendulkar’s milestone of most ODI hundreds

Virat’s century marked his 50th ODI ton, surpassing the legendary Sachin Tendulkars world record of 49 hundreds in the 50-over format. The Wankhede crowd witnessed a cricketing genius at work as Kohli showcased impeccable timing, precision, and unwavering determination to reach this landmark.

A trail of records: Virat Kohli’s unprecedented feats

However, the record-breaking didn’t stop there. Kohli’s innings shattered numerous other milestones, leaving an indelible mark on the cricketing world.

Most runs in a single World Cup edition

Adding to his list of achievements, Kohli also secured the record for the most runs in a single World Cup edition, a milestone previously held by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar since 2003. This accomplishment solidified Kohli’s reputation as one of the greatest ODI batsmen of all time.

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Kohli’s record-breaking partnership with Shreyas Iyer

While the spotlight was on Kohli, Shreyas Iyer‘s quickfire 105 runs provided crucial support. The duo’s partnership of 163 runs proved to be the backbone of India’s innings, joining the elite list of India’s 100-plus partnerships in CWC knockouts and showcasing the team’s depth and resilience in high-pressure situations.

As news of Kohli’s record-shattering innings spread, fans around the world lauded the batting maestro. Social media platforms were flooded with messages of awe and appreciation for Kohli’s class, skill, and unwavering commitment to the game. The cricketing fraternity was unanimous in acknowledging that they had witnessed something truly special at the Wankhede Stadium.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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