PM Narendra Modi was elated with Virat Kohli's century and India's victory, and congratulated him like this!
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian cricket team on Sunday for its impressive 243-run win over South Africa. He also praised India's star player Virat Kohli for playing a brilliant inning of 101 runs (not out) at Eden Gardens.
He wrote- “Our cricket team has once again emerged victorious! Congratulations to the team for their great performance against South Africa. Great teamwork. He has also given a wonderful birthday gift to Virat Kohli who played a brilliant innings today. @imVkohli,”
Kohli equaled the great Sachin Tendulkar's ODI record of scoring most centuries (49) on his 35th birthday. His brilliant century also helped India reach a total of 326 runs for the loss of five wickets.
South Africa, chasing the target of 327 runs, had to face its biggest defeat on Sunday. On the basis of Ravindra Jadeja's brilliant bowling of 5/33, India bowled out South Africa for 83 runs, which is 18 runs less than Kohli's total score.
India has registered its eighth consecutive win and has retained the top position in the World Cup 2023 points table without suffering any defeat so far. At the same time, South Africa also remains in second place after losing twice in the campaign so far. Both teams have qualified for the World Cup 2023 semi-finals.
Before India plays their semi-final on November 15, they have to play one more match against the Netherlands on November 12 (Sunday) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.