India defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets in Pune on Thursday night thanks to batting prodigy Virat Kohli, who amassed 103 not out, his 48th ODI century. India’s chase maestro performed admirably once more as the team chased down Bangladesh’s 257-run goal in 41.3 overs. Additionally, it was India’s fourth tournament victory in a row. While Kohli’s century stole the show, Shubman Gill (53), and Rohit Sharma (48) also made an impression with the bat.
After the game, though, Kohli made a lovely gesture that many people missed.
When the presenter mispronounced Ravichandran Ashwin’s name and incorrectly identified Kohli as one of the players from India’s 2011 World Cup-winning team to participate in the 2023 mega event, Kohli, who had won the Player of the Match award against Bangladesh, corrected him at the presentation ceremony.
“You have won a World Cup before. So you are the one guy in the dressing room knows what it is like,” said presenter.
“And Ash as well. Just the two of us from 2011,” Kohli corrected the presenter quickly.
Virat Kohli’s legacy kept growing as he came within a hair’s breadth of Sachin Tendulkar’s global record of 49 hundreds on Thursday in India’s easy seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh in a global Cup match.
With as many as 51 balls remaining, India managed to surpass the 258-run goal because to the unbeaten 103 off 97 balls from Kohli, who arranges 50-over chases with the accuracy of a surgeon. India has already won four of their last five games, and with one more victory, they will very certainly go to the semifinals.
Even though Kohli scored six fours and four sixes, his outstanding dashing between the wickets to reach his 48th century would live in the longest memories.