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Indian Cricketer Takes Home Player of the Tournament Award at ICC Men’s World Cup


Nov 19, 2023

Virat Kohli has been named the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Player of the Tournament for his outstanding performance. Throughout the tournament, Kohli was a run-scoring machine with India’s number three scoring at least a half-century in nine of his 11 innings.

His 765 runs in the tournament is a new record, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s previous record of 673 in the 2003 tournament. Kohli finished with an average of 95.62 and a strike rate of 90.31 in the tournament, hitting three centuries along the way – against Bangladesh and South Africa in the league stage and then once more against New Zealand in the semi-finals.

Kohli broke Tendulkar’s long-standing record at Wankhede Stadium, home ground of ‘Little Master’, and said that it was a perfect moment to achieve this feat. “This all feels like a dream,” he said after his century steered India to the final. “If I could paint the perfect picture, I would want this to be the picture. My life partner, my hero Sachin, is sitting there.”

Unfortunately, Kohli finished his tournament with yet another half-century hitting 54 from 63 balls against Australia in the final but it proved to be vain as India missed out on victory, falling at the final hurdle.

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