In a touching tribute, former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh showered praise on Virat Kohli for his extraordinary accomplishment of scoring his 50th ODI hundred during the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
Yuvraj, known for his camaraderie with Kohli and having witnessed the latter’s growth in the cricketing world, took to social media to convey his heartfelt congratulations.
Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI centuries
Virat, the 35-year-old batting sensation, has been showcasing exceptional form throughout the ODI World Cup 2023, and his latest feat involves surpassing the iconic Sachin Tendulkar’s milestone of 49 ODI centuries.
Virat has now etched his name in history books by scripting a new record for the highest number of centuries in ODI cricket, underscoring his extraordinary skill and unwavering consistency on the cricketing platform.
Moving beyond mere statistical achievements, Virat’s performance in the semi-final clash against New Zealand emerged as a masterclass. The meticulous precision of his shots, strategic gameplay and unyielding focus not only played a pivotal role in India’s triumph but also left an indelible impression on the cricketing fraternity.
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Yuvraj Singh hails Virat Kohli
Expressing his elation, Yuvraj penned a message on social media: “Congratulations to @imVkohli on a monumental achievement, going beyond the great @sachin_rt by scoring 50 tons!!” Yuvraj’s words underline the significance of Virat’s accomplishment, recognizing it as a momentous milestone in the world of cricket.
Adding a poignant touch to his message, Yuvraj remarked, “I’m sure his late father must be very proud today and smiling from the clouds above looking at his son.” This sentiment reflects the emotional significance of the achievement for Virat, especially considering the influence and support of his late father.
Congratulations to @imVkohli on a monumental achievement going surpass the great @sachin_rt by scoring 50 tons’!! I’m sure his late father must be very proud today and smiling from the clouds above looking at his son ❤️!! By far greatest of this generation . #IndiaVsNewZealand…
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) November 15, 2023
In the memorable innings that propelled Virat to this historic landmark, he amassed 117 runs off 113 balls at the jam-packed Wankhede Stadium, featuring an impressive array of 9 fours and 2 sixes. This knock not only solidified Virat’s standing as a cricketing maestro but also became a touching tribute to the values and guidance he received, echoing from the cricketing heavens above.
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Meanwhile, Yuvraj’s tribute resonates with sentiments of pride and appreciation for Virati’s contribution to the sport, capturing the hearts of cricket fans worldwide.
Unlucky father of all time 😭💔 pic.twitter.com/FxM9kocdg9
— Avinash P (@avinashparmar97) November 15, 2023
Indeed,he is best ❤️ pic.twitter.com/DR1YWfprah
— Shivani 🚀 (@sarcasm_doge) November 15, 2023