ICC World Cup – Kohli calls his 50th ODI century a ‘perfect picture’

As he flicked Lockie Ferguson behind square in the 42nd over of India’s innings and completed two runs, bringing up his 50th century, Kohli celebrated by jumping and punching in the air before taking off his helmet, raising his arms. Picked it up and bent towards him. Stand, where Tendulkar and Anushka were standing and applauding the achievement.

“This is the stuff of dreams, Anushka was sitting there, Sachin scurvy During an interview during the innings break, Kohli asked, “Was it in the stands?” “I mean, it’s very difficult for me to explain it, but if I could paint a true picture, I would want it to be that picture,” Kohli said. My life partner, the one I love most, is sitting there. My hero, he’s sitting there. And I was able to get the 50th in front of all of them and all these fans at Wankhede, it was a historic venue. It was amazing.”

While Tendulkar scored his 49th century in his 451st ODI innings, Kohli equaled that milestone in just 277 innings – against South Africa in India’s last league match of this World Cup – and then broke the record in his 279th innings.

“I said it in Kolkata, the great guy (Sachin Tendulkar) just congratulated me, honestly it all feels like a dream to me,” Kohli said. “It’s too good to be true, feels unreal, I never thought I’d ever be here in my career. Just to help the team so many times, again, a big game today, gives me a kind of Had a role to play.” I played throughout the tournament so that people around me could go and express themselves. Just happy that everything came together so well and we also put a great score on the board.”

But this was not the only record of Tendulkar that Kohli broke during his historic century. He even went ahead of Tendulkar in this matter Most runs in a single edition of the ODI World Cup, Tendulkar scored 673 runs in the 2003 World Cup; Kohli crossed this mark when he scored his 80th run in the semi-final on Wednesday and became the first batsman to score 700 runs in the ODI World Cup. When Kohli was out after scoring 117 runs off 113 balls, he had 711 runs in the tournament at an average of 101.57 and a strike rate of 90.68.

This century was Kohli’s third century in this World Cup with five half-centuries in ten matches. In the semi-finals, he came in to bat in the ninth over of India’s innings when the score was 71 for 1, and added 93 from 86 balls with Shubman Gill and 163 from 128 balls with Shreyas Iyer. Kohli completed his half-century off 59 balls and then scored his next 50 off 53 balls after struggling with cramps at the age of 90. He played the anchoring role as India scored 397 runs for 4 wickets, the highest score in a World Cup knockout game.

“As I have said many times before, the most important thing is to help my team win, and I am ready to do whatever it takes to do that, whether it is running singles and doubles, hitting boundaries, Whatever the team wants me to do,” Kohli said. “I have been given a role in this tournament, and I am trying to play it to the best of my ability, trying to go deep. I’ve been batting for a long time so that other people can play around me and I have the confidence that I can go into the later overs and dominate with the bat as well. I think that’s the only key to consistency. The key is to just play according to the situation, play for your team at all times.”

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