The World Cup 2023 is currently underway where distinct teams are bringing their top notch games to emerge victorious in this premier tournament.
Talking about the latest development, India beat Bangladesh quite convincingly by 7 wickets where Kohli scored mammoth century .
Virat Kohli’s 48th ODI century during India’s World Cup 2023 match against Bangladesh has sparked controversy. He denied single’s to achieve this milestone. While some fans are supporting his decision, some are criticizing the fact that he put his personal milestone above the team.
India registered a grand win with seven wickets to spare against Bangladesh in world cup 2023 on Thursday. Bangladesh scored a 256/8 in 50 overs, to which India answered with 261/3 in just 41.3 overs. Kohli finished the game with a six, scoring unbeaten 103 from 97 deliveries as Rahul supported him at the non-striker’s end.
Kohli needed 19 runs to reach the century, at the same time India needed 19 runs to win against Bangladesh. The batsman took a rather different approach to achieve this score as he was seen turning down singles to retain the striking end. While the controversy was already cooking up on this approach of making runs, it was the umpire’s decision which added fuel to the fire.
Umpire Richard kettle borough did not give a clear wide when kohli was on 97 and India needed 2 runs to achieve their target of 257 runs. After that, Kohli finished off his inning with a six scoring 103 runs, adding one more to his ODI centuries.
After the match, KL Rahul revealed that it was him who insisted that kohli try and complete his century while Kohli was dicey about compromising the singles for the sake of his personal milestone.
The star batsman is now one century away from equaling and 2 centuries away from surpassing the world record of most ODI centuries held by Sachin Tendulkar.
The kind of form Kohli is in and the fitness he possess it seems that he will easily surpassed Tendulkar’s record in coming matches.