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.”
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— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) October 19, 2023
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.