Virat Kohli, the standout cricketer of India, was awarded the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Player of the Tournament. His exceptional performance with the bat throughout the tournament was a highlight, as he scored at least a half-century in nine out of his 11 innings.
Kohli set a new record for the most runs ever scored by an individual batter at a men’s Cricket World Cup, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s previous record set in 2003. With 765 runs in the tournament, Kohli finished with an average of 95.62 and a strike rate of 90.31. He also achieved another milestone by scoring three centuries against Bangladesh, South Africa, and New Zealand during the semi-finals.
In addition to this remarkable achievement, Kohli reached a career milestone by scoring his 50th One Day International hundred at Wankhede Stadium, which is Sachin Tendulkar’s home ground. Kohli expressed his joy after completing his final inning and achieving this significant milestone in front of his loved ones and fans at such a historic venue. Despite India’s impressive performance throughout the tournament, they ultimately fell short in the final against Australia.