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Virat Kohli created history a few moments back, as he scored a terrific 50 ODI centuries in the World Cup 2023 semi-final match happening today at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. India won the toss against New Zealand and impeccably scored 397 runs in 4 wickets. For Virat, the moment turned all the more special as he broke the record of his inspiration, Sachin Tendulkar, who was also present at the stadium, witnessing the historic moment. And now, the Master Blaster has strung some special words of praise for the current captain of the Indian team.
Taking to his IG handle on November 15, 2023, Sachin Tendulkar dropped a heartwarming snapshot of Virat Kohli, right after he scored 50th ODI century at the semi-final match against New Zealand during World Cup 2023. However, it was Sachin’s special note of praise for Virat that won hearts. Recalling the first time when he saw a young Virat Kohli at the dressing room of the team, Sachin beamed with happiness as the former broke his record. He mentioned:
“The first time I met you in the Indian dressing room, you were pranked by other teammates into touching my feet. I couldn’t stop laughing that day. But soon, you touched my heart with your passion and skill. I am so happy that that young boy has grown into a ‘Virat’ player. I couldn’t be happier that an Indian broke my record. And to do it on the biggest stage - in the World Cup Semi-Final - and at my home ground is the icing on the cake.”
In his personal life, Virat Kohli is happily married to the love of his life, Anushka Sharma. The duo is blessed with a daughter, Vamika. Recently, for quite some time, news has been afire that Anushka and Virat might be expecting their second child soon, and internet has been filled with tons of pictures of the actress, sporting a baby bump. Amidst all such speculations, which the couple has neither accepted nor rejected, Anushka was spotted getting teary-eyed, as she cheered for her hubby’s historic score at the World Cup 2023 semi-final match. Moreover, sitting in the gallery of the stadium, Anushka could be seen giving a flying kiss to her hubby, who reciprocated the same.
It was back on November 5, 2023, when Virat Kohli scored his 49th ODI century during the India vs South Africa match for World Cup 2023, held in Eden Gardens, Kolkata. While it was surely a momentous occasion for all the fans of the cricketer out there, it was his darling wifey, Anushka Sharma’s appreciation post for him that won hearts. The doting wife shared a monochromatic picture of her husband from the cricket pitch and penned:
“Apne birthday pe khud ko present.”
It was way back in 2018 when Virat Kohli became the first Indian cricketer to complete 10,000 ODI runs, that too in 205 innings. However, what was more rewarding is the fact that he broke the legend of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar’s previous record of the same runs, which he did within 259 innings, back in the year 2001. As always, Anushka Sharma had taken to her social media handle and praised Virat for his achievement.
What do you think about Sachin’s special message for Virat?
It was around 2013 when the God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, passed the torch to a young Virat Kohli, predicting that the latter would be the heir to his throne. Years passed, and a young Virat not only turned into a great leader but set an example for the coming generations.Read More