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Virat Kohli Celebrates 50th Century Amidst Unwavering Applause From The Cricketing Fraternity
By CricShots - Nov 15, 2023 6:49 pm
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In a display of batting prowess, former India captain and veteran batsman Virat Kohli has ascended to the pinnacle of run-scoring in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup. With a scintillating half-century against the Netherlands, Kohli surpassed South Africa’s Quinton de Kock to reclaim the coveted title of the tournament’s top run-scorer.

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Virat Kohli scores a century in a knockout game

Playing at his beloved M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, Kohli crafted a composed innings of 51 runs off 56 deliveries, providing much-needed stability to the Indian batting lineup following the early dismissals of openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. His contribution has propelled him to the top of the run-scoring charts with an impressive tally of 594 runs, boasting an exceptional average of 99 and a strike rate of 88.52.

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With a strike rate of 109.24 and an average of 65.66, Quinton de Kock, who previously held the top spot, now occupies the second position with 591 runs. Meanwhile, India’s skipper Rohit Sharma joins Kohli in the elite group of top run-scorers, having amassed 503 runs at an average of 55.88 and a strike rate of 121.49.As the World Cup’s league stage draws to a close, Kohli’s remarkable feat of becoming the tournament’s highest run-scorer is further complemented by his recent ascent in the ICC ODI batting rankings.

From the seventh position, he has surged to the fourth position, solidifying his status as one of the world’s most formidable batsmen. Despite narrowly missing out on breaking the record for most centuries in the ODI format, Kohli’s half-century against the Netherlands has been met with immense joy and admiration from his legions of fans. Social media has been abuzz with reactions, ranging from heartfelt praise for his consistent brilliance to lighthearted memes celebrating his achievements.

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Virat Kohli’s remarkable run in the World Cup serves as a testament to his unwavering dedication, exceptional talent, and unparalleled ability to perform under immense pressure. As the tournament progresses, anticipation for his further contributions to India’s campaign remains at an all-time high.