'What is wrong in what virat did?' - Former India World Cup winner lashes out at critics after Virat Kohli's century

The 34-year-old amassed an unbeaten 103 runs in 97 deliveries, playing a pivotal role in India's seven-wicket victory. Meanwhile, this was his 48th ODI century.

Sarah Andrew
Oct 20, 2023 15:47 IST
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Virat Kohli (Source: Twitter)

The Indian team maintained their impressive form in the ODI World Cup 2023 by securing their fourth consecutive victory in the prestigious tournament, beating Bangladesh in the 17th match held in Pune on Thursday, October 19.

As the match advanced, one of the most significant moments was when the exceptional batsman Virat Kohli achieved a century, marking another remarkable milestone. The 34-year-old amassed an unbeaten 103 runs in 97 deliveries, playing a pivotal role in India's seven-wicket victory.

Nevertheless, as Kohli neared his century, he declined several singles to maintain the strike, enabling him to achieve a hundred. This approach drew criticism from both fans and critics. Amidst this criticism, former Indian cricketer Kris Srikkanth stepped forward to support the 34-year-old.

Taking to twitter, Srikkanth wrote, “What is wrong in what Virat did? I question ppl who don't understand cricket, note it is a huge deal to score A century in a world cup, @imVkohli deserves this & much more! kudos to a team man like @klrahul who deserved it against Aus in Chennai ! Enjoy when u still can #INDvsBAN.”

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India won the match by seven wickets

In pursuit of a 257-run target, India's openers, Rohit Sharma and Gill, adopted an aggressive approach, with Rohit leading the way by taking on the opposition's new ball bowlers with counter-attacking shots. Gill also showcased his excellent form. After Rohit's dismissal, having scored a quick 48 off 40 deliveries, Gill formed a crucial partnership with Virat Kohli. Despite Gill achieving his maiden half-century and trying to accelerate the scoring rate, he was eventually dismissed.

 Following Gill's departure, Shreyas Iyer partnered with Kohli, contributing 46 valuable runs. However, Iyer's attempt to clear the boundary resulted in a catch at mid-wicket off Mehidy Hasan Miraz's bowling. After Iyer's dismissal, KL Rahul and the former India captain ensured that India successfully chased down the total without any further setbacks. Notably, Virat Kohli's performance was outstanding throughout the innings, and he reached a milestone of 48 ODI centuries with a brilliant 103 runs from just 97 deliveries. This also marked Virat Kohli's first century in successful run chases in the history of World Cups.

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