Virat Kohli's milestone century, the 50th in his illustrious ODI career, unfolded in the 42nd over against Lockie Ferguson's bowling. The star batter's innings comprised eight fours and one six.
Strikingly, this century marked Kohli's debut hundred in the knockout stage of the Cricket World Cup, surpassing even the legendary Sachin Tendulkar's record for the most runs in a single edition of the tournament.
In the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, Kohli notched up his third century, having previously scored hundreds against Bangladesh and South Africa.
India's triumph over New Zealand in the semi-final was not solely a Kohli spectacle. Mohammed Shami's sensational seven-wicket haul played a pivotal role, catapulting India to a formidable position.
The victory, marked by Kohli's record-breaking century and Shami's bowling brilliance, secured India's spot in the World Cup final. The team, with an unblemished record of 10 wins in the tournament, is set to compete in the final for the fourth time, eyeing their third World Cup triumph after victories in 1983 and 2011.
As the cricketing world revels in Kohli's historic century and India's march to the final, the echoes of Shubman Gill's admiration underscore the enduring impact of Kohli's excellence on the emerging generation of Indian cricketers.">