KOLKATA, Nov. 5, 2023
From our Sports Correspondent
Virat Kohli gave his fans a perfect birthday treat when he finally struck his highly-anticipated 49th One Day International Century in an unbeaten innings of supreme patience and perseverance to power India to above-par 326 for 5 against South Africa in World Cup at Kolkata today.
A frenzied response, South Africa’s resurgence and Virat Kohli’s missing maestro Sachin Tendulkar’s record-equalling 49th O.D.I. Ton twice in three innings made an ideal setting to the match on Virat Kohli’s 35th birthday.
The Indian run-machine, who got out for 95 and 88 against New Zealand and Sri Lanka, did not disappoint the ecastic Eden Garden full-house giving a perfect icing on the cake to score the historic century on a difficult Eden-track.