Star Indian batter Virat Kohli achieved significant milestones during the recently concluded ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Virat Kohli surpassed legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar and New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson for the most hours batted in a single World Cup edition.
Virat Kohli was the leading scorer in the World Cup 2023, amassing 765 runs in 11 matches at an impressive average of 95.62. Kohli notched up three centuries and six fifties during the tournament. He registered his 50th ODI World Cup in the semi-final against New Zealand.
The 35-year-old surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most centuries in the 50-over format in international cricket. The right-handed batter also broke Sachin’s record for the most runs scored in a single World Cup edition, accumulating 673 runs in the 2003 event.
Virat Kohli Breaks Kane Williamson’s Record
Virat Kohli set a new record for the most hours batted in a single edition, spending a total of 19 hours and 56 minutes at the crease. Kohli surpassed the previous record held by Kane Williamson, who batted for 18 hours and 51 minutes in the last edition of the World Cup.
Most Hours Batted In A World Cup Edition:
- Virat Kohli – 19.56 hours (2023)
- Kane Williamson – 18.51 hours (2019)
- Sachin Tendulkar – 18.50 hours (2003)
Virat Kohli Wins Player Of The Tournament In World Cup 2023
Virat Kohli scored 54 runs in the World Cup final against Australia, but India failed to clinch the title. The Men in Blue were bowled for 240 runs in Ahmedabad on Sunday, November 19. Australia successfully chased down the target with Travis Head’s remarkable century.
Kohli won the Player of the Tournament award but walked away without giving the customary post-match interview. The host, Ravi Shastri, was prepared for the interview, but Kohli chose to walk off after making eye contact after receiving it from BCCI President Roger Binny.
The Delhi-born cricketer might have participated in his last edition of the ODI World Cup. The veteran batter would be 38 years old for the next edition of the ODI World Cup, which is scheduled to be played in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Namibia in 2027.
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