In the intense 2023 World Cup final against Australia at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium on November 19, Virat Kohli, the prominent batsman of Team India, showcased a commendable performance amidst pressure. Despite his fine half-century, amassing 54 runs, India couldn’t secure a substantial total, managing only 240 runs after batting first. Australia claimed the championship with an impressive six-wicket victory.
Following India’s disappointment in the final, Virat Kohli’s sister, Bhawna Kohli Dhingra, expressed her emotions on Instagram with a heartfelt post. She conveyed immense pride in Virat’s achievements, stating, “Virat, you have made us incredibly proud; our love for you is limitless # ForeverProud.”
Encouraging unwavering support for Team India, she emphasized standing by the team in challenging times, stating, “We stand united with TEAM INDIA because family support never falters in adversity; it’s when our support matters most.”
During the match, Indian pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami instilled hope with their exceptional bowling performances. However, Australia successfully chased the target in 43 overs, majorly due to opener Travis Head’s spectacular 137-run innings.
Virat Kohli’s stellar form throughout the 2023 World Cup was remarkable, as he emerged as the top run-scorer. Accumulating an impressive 765 runs from 11 matches, averaging 95.62, he displayed consistent and outstanding performances. Notably, he became the first player to surpass the 700-run mark in a single edition of the World Cup, crossing fifty runs in nine out of eleven matches, including three centuries and six half-centuries.
In a standout moment, Kohli reached his 50th ODI century during the semi-final against New Zealand, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record and securing the most centuries in this format.
His exceptional batting skills earned him the title of Player of the Tournament at the 2023 World Cup, a testament to his incredible contributions throughout the tournament.