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Virat Kohli Emerges As Player Of The Tournament For Outstanding Show In Cricket World Cup 2023


India’s batting talisman Virat Kohli ended the ICC World Cup 2023 campaign as the Player of the Tournament and leading run-scorer of the marquee event. The 36-year-old ended his ODI World Cup 2023 journey as the leading run-scorer of this prestigious tournament with a total of 765 runs. Kohli scored 54 runs off 63 deliveries in the final against the triumphant Australian team at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. However, he had a fantastic campaign overall, with three tonnes and six half-centuries at an average of 101.57 and a strike rate of 90.69.

The former India captain had a great tournament on all fronts, first equaling and then passing Sachin Tendulkar to become the player with the most ODI hundreds (50). Last Wednesday, the 35-year-old repeated that feat in the crucial semi-final match against New Zealand at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.

In the team’s opening game against Australia in Chennai on October 8, the batter opened the tournament with an important eighty-five. He made significant contributions against New Zealand (95) and Sri Lanka (85), as well as centuries against Bangladesh (103) and South Africa (101*), during the group stages.

Throughout the World Cup, Kohli was the center of attention for the whole batsmen group and did an excellent job.

With nine half-centuries, Virat finished with the most fifty-plus runs in a single World Cup edition, surpassing Tendulkar’s seven fifties in 2003 and Shakib al Hasan’s in 2019.

Pat Cummins took a massive wicket in the 28.3 overs after he removed the tournament’s best run scorer. The Australian captain struck a short ball.

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