Virat Kohli won the 'Player of the Tournament' award in the ODI World Cup 2023!
India's prolific run-scorer Virat Kohli has been awarded the prestigious title of ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 Player of the Tournament.
Kohli's exceptional batting skills were a standout feature throughout the tournament, as he managed to score half-centuries in nine of his eleven innings, demonstrating his consistency and reliability.
His remarkable innings of 765 runs in the tournament surpassed the previous record set by Sachin Tendulkar in the 2003 tournament, cementing Kohli's position as the highest individual scorer in men's Cricket World Cup history.
Impressively, Kohli finished the tournament with an excellent average of 95.62 and a strike rate of 90.31. During his journey, he achieved the remarkable feat of scoring three centuries against Bangladesh and South Africa in the league stage and once again against New Zealand in the semi-finals.
With the third century, Kohli reached a remarkable feat of scoring 50 ODI centuries, cementing his position as the leading century-scorer in the history of the format. This extraordinary feat took place at the Wankhede Stadium, the home ground of the great Sachin Tendulkar, whose long-standing record was broken by Kohli.
At the conclusion of the tournament, Kohli once again displayed his extraordinary skills and scored a half-century against Australia in the final match, scoring 54 runs from 63 balls. However, despite their valiant efforts, India missed out on victory by stumbling at the final hurdle.