Renowned tennis player Novak Djokovic responded to Virat Kohli’s remarkable performance against New Zealand in the 2023 World Cup match held on Wednesday (November 15).
After winning the toss, Indian captain Rohit Sharma chose to bat first. Rohit’s explosive start with a score of 47 laid a strong foundation for the middle order in this crucial match.
Virat Kohli joined the game in the ninth over following Rohit’s dismissal. Initially cautious, he took time to assess the conditions. Kohli focused on rotating the strike, fostering partnerships with Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer, guiding the Indian team toward a formidable total.
Upon reaching his half-century, Kohli elevated his game and achieved his 50th ODI century. He celebrated this momentous feat by acknowledging Sachin Tendulkar, who was present in the stands and applauding Kohli for surpassing his record.
Djokovic lauded Kohli for his historic achievement and his impactful performance in a high-stakes match, posting a picture on his official Instagram story. He expressed, “Congratulations Virat. Legendary.”
India concluded their innings at 397/4 in 50 overs, propelled by centuries from both Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer.