Virat Kohli, the cricketing legend, isn’t merely revered for his extraordinary prowess on the pitch, he is adored for his authentic rapport with fans, transcending boundaries and making him a global sporting icon. His exceptional talent and unwavering consistency have fostered an unbreakable camaraderie among cricket enthusiasts across the globe.
As the Rohit Sharma-led Indian side is currently in Sri Lanka, battling for their record-breaking 8th Asia Cup title in Sri Lanka, Kohli encountered a profoundly touching moment that underscored the depth of his connection with fans. A dedicated admirer from Sri Lanka presented him with a meticulously handcrafted portrait, a poignant testament to the universal appeal and admiration he commands.
A viral video on various social media platforms captured a heartwarming moment where a lady presented the former Indian captain with a special portrait. This unique artwork featured a captivating image of Kohli while celebrating one of his iconic centuries on the cricket field.
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Here is the video:
— virat_kohli_18_club (@KohliSensation) September 13, 2023
Fastest batter to reach 13,000 runs in ODIs
In a thrilling contest against Pakistan on Monday, Kohli notched up his 47th ODI century as he played a remarkable knock of 122 runs. What made this century even more memorable was that it catapulted him to a new record, as he became the fastest player to reach the milestone of 13,000 ODI runs. The right handed batter achieved this extraordinary feat in just 267 innings, surpassing the previous record held by the cricketing maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who took 321 innings to reach the same milestone.
With that phenomenal century, the 34-year-old now finds himself near another iconic record. He is now just two centuries away from surpassing Tendulkar’s other record of 49 ODI centuries, which stands as the highest number of centuries scored by any batter in One Day International cricket history.
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