Producer: Peuli Bakshi
Virat Kohli is named the Player of the Tournament in the recently concluded 2023 ODI World Cup for his stunning contribution throughout the series.
Previously, he received 2 other Player of the Tournament awards in World Cups (T20)- in 2014 and 2016.
If his entire International cricketing career is considered, then the former Indian skipper has 21 Player of the Series awards to his name.
Among the numerous records Virat has broken in CWC 2023, Player of the Tournament is also one. He surpassed veteran Indian player, Sachin Tendulkar’s most awards tally.
Tendulkar has amassed 20 Player of the Series awards in 664 International cricket matches, while Kohli has 1 extra award in 518 matches.
VK scored 54 runs vs Australia at the CWC 2023 finals, reaching a massive 765 runs in CWC 2023, which is the highest run scored in a single World Cup edition.
He well-deserved the Player of the Series title. With his 765-run addition, he recorded an incredible 1795 runs in just 37 ODI World Cup matches.
Virat is 484 runs away from breaking another record of Sachin, and making it to the no. 1 in the list of most run scorer in World Cup history.
Fans are thereby hopeful of seeing him in another World Cup, breaking records and wreching havoc on opponent teams.