Ahmedabad, November 19: 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.
3⃣ Hundreds 💯
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 2023
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.
On October 8, the batter began the tournament with a critical 85 in the team’s first match against Australia in Chennai. In the group stages, he scored centuries against Bangladesh (103) and South Africa (101*), as well as key performances against New Zealand (95) and Sri Lanka (85).