New Zealand captain Kane Williamson acknowledged Kohli as the best, emphasizing his continual growth in the sport.
"The great man just congratulated to me, all this to me feels like a dream honestly. It’s too good to be true, it feels surreal,” Kohli said during the innings break.
Here's a look at all the records achieved by Virat Kohli during India's semifinal match against New Zealand
Most ODI Centuries: Surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s long-standing record, Kohli now holds the crown with a phenomenal 50 centuries in ODIs.
Pinnacle World Cup Runs: Kohli surpassed the previous highest run-scorer in a single World Cup edition—Tendulkar—by amassing a staggering 711 runs.
Fifth Century in World Cup: His fifth century in World Cup matches, put him in an elite league, only behind Rohit Sharma and Sachin Tendulkar among Indian batters.
Six Centuries Against Blackcaps: Kohli’s brilliant innings marked his sixth ODI century against New Zealand, second only to Virender Sehwag among Indians.
Eighth 50+ Score: Creating a new milestone in World Cup history, Kohli secured his eighth 50+ score, surpassing greats like Tendulkar and Shakib Al Hasan.
Virat Kohli’s superlative performance isn’t just rewriting record books; it’s setting an unprecedented standard for cricketing greatness.">