Kohli tops the run charts in this World Cup edition, and while personal milestones beckon, the influential batsman is determined to make a significant impact and propel the team into the final.
Virat Kohli, in exceptional form during the ongoing Cricket World Cup 2023, leads the batsmen with a total of 594 runs in nine matches, boasting an impressive average of 99 and a strike rate of 88.52. The accomplished one-down batsman has secured two centuries and five half-centuries, reaching a high score of 103 not out in the last five matches of the tournament for India, amassing 335 runs at an average of 83.75 and a strike rate of 87.24.
As India gears up for the World Cup semi-final clash against New Zealand, all eyes will be on Kohli, who has the opportunity to surpass Sachin Tendulkar in three significant records. Having already equalled Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI centuries after scoring two in this World Cup, Kohli stands on the brink of becoming the first player to achieve 50 ODI tons with another hundred.
Moreover, Tendulkar’s record of the most runs in a single edition of the Cricket World Cup (673 runs in 2003) is within Kohli’s reach, with the latter just one substantial innings away from breaking the record, having amassed 594 runs. In a recent match against the Netherlands, Kohli’s 51-run innings equalled the jointly-held record of Sachin Tendulkar and Shakib Al Hasan for the most fifty-plus scores in a single World Cup edition.
Another fifty-plus score in the upcoming match would make Kohli the sole record-holder with seven such scores in this World Cup. Currently, Kohli tops the run charts in this World Cup edition, and while personal milestones beckon, the influential batsman is determined to make a significant impact and propel the team into the final.
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