Virat Kohli scored a record 50th one-day international hundred as India beat New Zealand by 70 runs in the semi-final to qualify for the Cricket World Cup final. In the presence of former Real Madrid and Mancester United star David Beckham, among many other famous personalities, Kohli achieved the record, held alongside his idol and former teammate. Sachin Tendulkar, in his 279th ODI innings. Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma was also present at the Wankhede Stadium to witness this historic moment unfold.
The couple was seen exchanging flying kisses. However, there was another adorable moment that caught fans’ attention.
After being dismissed on 117, Kohli emerged from the dressing room to try to locate his wife, with Anushka sitting just above him in the stands with the other players’ wives.
Despite a quick glance at the upper deck of the stand, Kohli could not locate Anushka, who was unaware of her husband’s heartwarming attempt.
What a yrrrrr man….
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The Legend | Shubman Gil | BCCI | Sara Shreyas| Wankhede| David Beckham | 50th ODI 50th ODI pic.twitter.com/KMyFIJF1Nm
– Shoaib (@dhareja4u) November 15, 2023
Apart from Kohli, Shreyas Iyer hit a quickfire 105 while Shubman Gill, retired injured on 79, scored an unbeaten 80 after coming out to bat for the second time.
However, the in-form leader Mohammed Shami stole the show by making a career-best 7-57 as New Zealand, losing finalists in the last two World Cups, were dismissed for 327 despite Daryl Mitchell‘s 134, his highest score at this level.
India, who have won all 10 of their tournament matches so far in contention for a third World Cup title and a second at home, will face either Australia or South Africa, who play on Thursday, in the final on Sunday in Ahmedabad.
(With AFP entries)
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