Virat Kohli won Player of the Tournament in World Cup 2023

Player of the Tournament

The ICC World Cup 2023 unfolded with a breathtaking exhibition of cricketing prowess, and at the forefront of this spectacle was the Indian batting maestro, Virat Kohli. Kohli’s exceptional performance earned him the coveted “Player of the Tournament” title. However, despite Kohli’s record-breaking achievements, Australia emerged victorious in a tense final at the Narendra Modi Stadium, claiming their sixth ODI World Cup title.

Virat Kohli’s Historic Performance

In the heart of India’s campaign, Virat Kohli delivered a standout performance that etched his name in the annals of cricket history. His total score of 765 runs in 11 innings set a new record for the highest runs scored by a batter in a single edition of the World Cup. Kohli’s batting prowess was further accentuated by an impressive average of 95.62 and a striking strike rate of 90.3. The former Indian skipper registered six fifties, including a remarkable 63-ball half-century in the final.

Kohli Surpasses Sachin Tendulkar’s Milestone

Adding another layer of glory to his illustrious career, the 35-year-old cricket icon surpassed the legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s record by achieving his 50th One-Day International (ODI) century. Kohli’s 50 ODI centuries eclipsed Tendulkar’s longstanding record of 49, making the 2023 World Cup edition particularly special for the prolific batsman.

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Virat Kohli’s 2023 World Cup Performance

Summing up Kohli’s exceptional showing in the ICC World Cup 2023:

  • Total Runs: 765
  • Average: 95.63
  • Fifties: 6 (including the final)
  • Centuries: 3 (including the semi-final against New Zealand)

The Disheartening Final: Player of the Tournament

Despite Kohli’s outstanding individual achievements, a palpable sense of dejection enveloped him as India fell short of clinching the World Cup title. In the final showdown at the Narendra Modi Stadium on November 19th, Australia halted India’s unbeaten streak in the tournament, securing a 6-wicket victory and lifting the coveted title. This marks the sixth occasion in cricket history that Australia has emerged triumphant in the ODI World Cup.


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