Ace India batsman Virat Kohli ended his 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup campaign with a resilient innings against Australia in the ongoing final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 19. After the dismissal of Shubman Gill, he came at number 3. , Kohli scored his sixth half-century in this tournament. He stabilized the Indian innings after the departure of captain Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer by contributing 54 runs with the help of four fours in 63 balls.
Kohli became the leading run-scorer in the ongoing tournament with 765 runs in 11 matches at an impressive average of 95.62 and strike rate of 90.31, which included three centuries and six half-centuries. By achieving this, he overtook legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time record of 673 runs in the World Cup edition.
Notably, this remarkable innings is Kohli’s fifth consecutive half-century in the ongoing tournament. The 35-year-old player had scored more than 50 five consecutive times in the 2019 ODI World Cup edition. Australia’s experienced batsman Steven Smith had achieved this feat in his title-winning campaign in 2015.