Kohli played a vital captain’s knock to guide India to the unbeaten World Cup Final. However, despite his record-breaking run, the former skipper failed to take the coveted World Cup trophy home. His crucial 54 off 67 balls in the World Cup Final at the Narendra Modi Stadium went in vain. After a successful tournament with the bat, let’s see 5 records broken by Virat Kohli in World Cup 2023.
Most runs in a single edition of the World Cup: Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s two-decade-old record by raking up 765 runs in 11 matches.
Most ODI centuries in history: Kohli broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most centuries in ODIs by hitting his 50th ton against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in the semifinals.
2nd most runs in ODI World Cup history: Kohli rose to the second spot, leading two-time World Cup winner Ricky Ponting by 52 runs and just behind Sachin Tendulkar with 1795 runs in 37 matches in ODI World Cups.
2nd most 50+ scores in international cricket: With his fifty in the World Cup Final, Kohli crossed Ponting’s tally of 217 50+ scores in international cricket.
2nd most 50+ scores in ODIs: During the IND vs SA match, Kohli leveled up with the Master Blaster for the second spot in most 50+ scores. Kohli needs just 24 scores of fifty or more to move past his idol.