In an electrifying group-stage match held at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India and South Africa clashed in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. The atmosphere was nothing short of electric, with the stadium buzzing with excitement. This encounter, however, held a special significance that extended beyond the cricket field. It was none other than Virat Kohli’s 35th birthday, and he stood on the brink of a remarkable milestone.
Before the game began, Kohli was just one century short of equalling the legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI hundreds. The cricketing world held its breath, eagerly anticipating whether Kohli could achieve this historic feat on his special day. The stakes were high, and the expectations even higher.
Kohli, renowned for his unwavering determination and masterful skills, entered the field with a clear sense of purpose. As the world watched in anticipation, he embarked on a quest to make history. His bat did the talking, elegantly accumulating runs and building his innings steadily.
As Kohli continued to showcase his prowess, he reached the magical three-figure mark. Scoring a splendid 101 runs off 121 balls, he displayed a blend of aggression and finesse that has become his trademark. His innings was studded with ten exquisite fours, each of them a testament to his supreme batting ability.
The moment Kohli achieved his 49th ODI century, the cricketing universe erupted in celebration. Fans, both in the stadium and across the world, bore witness to a historic moment. Kohli had not only celebrated his 35th birthday but had also etched his name alongside the great Sachin Tendulkar.
Kohli’s century was not only a personal triumph but also a catalyst for India’s strong performance in the match. Riding on his remarkable innings, India managed to put up an imposing total of 326 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in their allotted 50 overs. The opposition faced an uphill battle as they sought to chase down this substantial target.
During the second innings, as India took to the field, a memorable and heartwarming moment unfolded. The DJ at the Eden Gardens decided to treat the crowd to the catchy tunes of ‘Chaleya,’ a popular song from the recently released blockbuster movie starring Shah Rukh Khan, titled ‘Jawan.’ The song’s beats reverberated throughout the stadium, and the fans were delighted.
What made this moment truly special was Virat Kohli himself. He was spotted vibing to the rhythm of ‘Chaleya,’ and not just that, he was imitating the dance moves of Shah Rukh Khan from the movie. The entire crowd joined in, erupting with joy and excitement.
[Watch] Virat Kohli Dances To ‘Chaleya’ Of Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan Movie
This is more burn for those who call Virat Kohli as #selfish.
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