In a spectacular display of cricket prowess and entertainment, Virat Kohli celebrated his 35th birthday by leading the Indian cricket team to a big score against South Africa during a group-stage game in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. It was a day filled with milestones and a special moment for all cricket fans around the world.
Before the match, Virat Kohli was on the brink of history, needing just one more century to equal the legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 One Day International (ODI) centuries. The cricketing world was waiting with bated breath to see if Kohli could achieve this monumental feat on his birthday. And achieve it, he did!
Virat Kohli’s 49th ODI century was nothing short of spectacular. He displayed his mastery by scoring 101 runs off 121 balls, with 10 fours embellishing his innings. The former captain’s exceptional performance not only added to his personal legacy but also proved instrumental in India’s quest for victory.
Kohli’s century was not the only highlight of the day. The Indian cricket team, inspired by their star batter, delivered a dominating batting performance. India managed to score an impressive total of 326 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in their allotted 50 overs. This formidable total put South Africa on the back foot right from the start.
India’s top-order batsmen played sensationally, showcasing their incredible skills. The team’s score was boosted by the excellent contributions of the likes of Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer. Their performances, coupled with Kohli’s century, made sure that the Indian team set a challenging target for South Africa.
Amid the intense cricketing action, there was a moment of pure entertainment that captivated the audience at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. During the second innings when India was fielding, the DJ in the stadium decided to spread some Bollywood magic. The DJ played the hit song ‘Chaleya’ from Shah Rukh Khan’s recent blockbuster movie, ‘Jawan.’
What happened next was pure magic. Virat Kohli, known for his charismatic personality on and off the field, couldn’t resist the temptation of grooving to the catchy beats of ‘Chaleya.’ Theformer captain of the Indian cricket team began singing along and even attempted to imitate Shah Rukh Khan’s signature dance moves from the song.
[Video] Virat Kohli Vibes To The Tune Of ‘Chaleya’ From Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan Movie
As Kohli vibed to the tune of ‘Chaleya,’ the entire crowd in Eden Gardens Kolkata erupted with joy and excitement. It was a sight to behold, as fans witnessed their cricketing hero indulging in a moment of sheer enjoyment.
This is more burn for those who call Virat Kohli as #selfish.
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