Virat Kohli Receives Special Medal in Chennai, Watch His Viral Celebration

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Virat Kohli Receives Special Medal in Chennai, Watch His Viral Celebration

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Virat Kohli’s exuberant celebration of receiving the ‘Best Fielder’ medal resembled that of an Olympian athlete after India’s victory over Australia in the Cricket World Cup match. Kohli’s energetic response to the honor has gone viral.

India’s cricket star, Virat Kohli, played a pivotal role in the team’s triumph over Australia in their opening match of the Cricket World Cup. Kohli showcased brilliance not only with the bat, contributing a crucial 85 runs in the chase of 201, but also excelled as an exceptional fielder. Following the conclusion of the match, India’s fielding coach TK Diliep presented Kohli with a special medal in the dressing room.

Kohli’s joy knew no bounds as he received this honor. He celebrated in a manner reminiscent of Olympians, even biting his medal in jubilation. When the medal was handed to him, he insisted on wearing it around his neck, much like the way Indian athletes were honored in the recent Asian Games in Hangzhou.

Kohli entered the crease during a tense moment, with India at 2/3 while chasing a target of 200 runs. His composed 116-ball innings of 85 runs, featuring six fours, significantly contributed to India’s comeback in the game. He displayed remarkable patience, forging a vital 165-run partnership for the fourth wicket with KL Rahul.

In his 27 appearances in ODI World Cups, Kohli has accumulated 1,115 runs at an average of 48.47 and a strike rate exceeding 85. He boasts two centuries and seven fifties in 27 innings, with a highest score of 107. He ranks 11th in the list of all-time highest run-scorers in World Cup history and is the second-highest run-scorer for India.

In ICC Champions Trophy matches, Kohli has amassed 529 runs in 13 matches, averaging an impressive 88.16, with five fifties in 12 innings. His highest score is 96*. He stands as the 11th highest-scorer in the tournament’s history and the fourth highest for India.

Kohli’s performance in 27 ICC T20 World Cup matches is remarkable, with 1,141 runs at an average of 81.50, featuring 14 fifties in 25 innings and a highest score of 89*. He holds the record for the highest run-scorer in the tournament’s history.

These accomplishments combine to a total of 2,785 runs in 67 matches and 64 innings, averaging an impressive 66.30, and include two centuries and 26 fifties.

Comparatively, Sachin Tendulkar primarily participated in ICC Cricket World Cups and ICC Champions Trophies and did not represent India in ICC T20 World Cups. Sachin is the leading run-scorer in 50-over WC history, accumulating 2,278 runs in 45 matches and 44 innings, averaging 56.95, with a strike rate of 88.98. He registered six centuries and 15 half-centuries in his WC career, with a highest score of 152. Sachin also holds the record for the most centuries in World Cup history.

In ICC Champions Trophy events, Sachin scored 441 runs in 16 matches and 14 innings, averaging 36.75, featuring a century and a half-century, with a highest score of 141. Overall, Sachin accumulated 2,719 runs in these two ICC white-ball events, with an average of 52.28, seven centuries, and 16 fifties, and a highest score of 152.

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