Batting maestro Virat Kohli was at his best on Thursday night as he scored 103 not out, his 48th ODI century, guiding India to a seven-wicket win over Bangladesh in Pune.
The chase master rose to the occasion once again for India as the side hunted down the target of 257 runs against Bangladesh in 41.3 overs.
However, after the game, Kohli showed a beautiful gesture that was missed by many.
During the presentation ceremony, Kohli, who won the Player of the Match award against Bangladesh, corrected the presenter when he missed to mention Ravichandran Ashwin‘s name and mistakenly called Kohli as one player from India’s 2011 World Cup-winning squad to feature in the 2023 mega event.
“You have won a World Cup before. So you are the one guy in the dressing room knows what it is like,” said presenter.
“And Ash as well. Just the two of us from 2011,” Kohli corrected the presenter quickly.
The legend of Virat Kohli continued to grow exponentially as he reached within handshaking distance of Sachin Tendulkar‘s world record of 49 hundreds during India’s walk-in-the-park seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh in a World Cup game on Thursday.
Kohli, who plans 50-over chases with a precision of a surgeon, remained unbeaten on 103 off 97 balls as India knocked off the 258-run target with as many as 51 balls remaining. India have now make it four wins out of four games and one more win would virtually put them in semi-finals.