As Virat Kohli scripts history during IND vs NZ semifinal in World Cup 2023, let’s take a look at the 3 historic moments at Wankhede Stadium.
Wankhede Stadium has played a pivotal role in India’s ODI World Cup history. The historic stadium has brought Team India and their fans tears of joy and moments of immense satisfaction. As India marches towards a momentum win over the Kiwis in the IND vs NZ semifinal in the World Cup 2023, let us look at the 3 historic moments at Wankhede Stadium:
1. MS Dhoni’s 6 helps India claim their 2nd ODI World Cup title
Considered to be India’s finest captain, MS Dhoni-led his side from the front in the 2011 World Cup. Coming into bat at 114-3, Dhoni played an incredible 91-run knock off 79 to take India to ultimate glory. His six over long-on will forever be etched in Indian cricketing history.
2. Sachin Tendulkar final match in international cricket
Considered to be the greatest Indian cricketer of all time and one of the best players to ever grace the sport, Sachin Tendulkar bid adieu to the sport he gave everything to for 24 years at his home ground. Tendulkar, who became the first player to play 200 Tests, retired after reaching the milestone, ending his career as the highest run scorer in cricket, and was soon awarded the Bharat Ratna for his contribution to the country.
3. Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most centuries in ODI
One of the most incredible achievements in cricket history. No one thought that such a mind-boggling record as 50 ODI centuries could ever be reached by a player in our lifetime, but Virat Kohli has not even broken the record but has breezed past it with such ease that even the main man himself (Sachin Tendulkar) is in awe.
Kohli, who went through a lean patch from 2019 to 2022, came back roaring in 2023, breaking records left and right. The star cricketer has spoken about his admiration for Tendulkar on multiple occasions, and now to go past him is an achievement that he’ll cherish forever.