On Thursday, October 19, at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, during the 17th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, superstar batting for the India National Cricket Team, Virat Kohli, accomplished an incredible milestone in the game of cricket.
After Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, was out, Kohli walked to bat. The Indian captain completed a fast-paced innings before making his way back to the pavilion. From the beginning, Rohit Sharma played an aggressive style of cricket, smashing the Bangladeshi bowlers all over the field.
After hitting seven fours and two sixes in his 48 runs off 40 balls, Rohit was bowled out in the thirteenth over. He and rookie player Shubman Gill shared an amazing 88-run partnership off 76 balls.
After being smashed for a six on the previous delivery, bowler Hasan Mahmud bowled a short ball to Rohit on the fourth ball of the 13th over. The Indian captain attempted his signature pull shot once more, but Towhid Hridoy stopped him.
When it came time to bat again, Kohli took advantage of the bowler’s lack of discipline and blasted the pacer for 14 runs in only one ball. By flicking the ball in the gap through mid-wicket on the fifth ball of the thirteenth over, Kohli made a double. Nevertheless, Mahmud overstepped, turning those two runs into three.
The ball was placed in Kohli’s arc by Mahmud on the subsequent delivery, and the batsman blasted it past mid-on for a four. The bowler had overstepped for the second time in a row, so the no-ball siren went out once more.
Then, making good use of the over’s fifth ball, Kohli hammered the pacer for a stunning six. In doing so, he accomplished an inconceivable accomplishment by scoring 14 runs in one ball.
After that, Kohli continued to bat really well and reached a significant international milestone. He moved up to become the fourth-highest run scorer in the history of international cricket, surpassing the legendary Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka. He exceeded Jayawardene’s 25957 total.
In international cricket, the most runs:
Sachin Tendulkar, 34357
Kumar Sangakkara, 28016
Ricky Ponting, 27483
Virat Kohli, 25958*
Mahela Jayawardene, 25957