In a cricketing spectacle that left fans in awe on Wednesday, Virat Kohli, India’s prolific run machine, wrote his name in the record books by slamming his 50th ODI century, leading to praise from his fans and celebs like Ajay Devgn.
During the ICC World Cup semi-final clash against New Zealand at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, the 35-year-old cricketer not only equalled but surpassed the legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s milestone of 49 centuries, solidifying his status as a cricketing icon.
As news of Kohli’s monumental achievement spread like wildfire, social media platforms erupted with congratulatory messages.
Actor Ajay Devgn took to his official X (Twitter) handle and called Kohli’s career milestone an “absolute boss move.”
He tweeted, “Virat Kohli, hitting that 50th ODI century – absolute boss move! Your dedication, talent, and sheer awesomeness are off the charts. Huge congrats, brother! Keep smashing it! “
Meanwhile, cricket enthusiasts and fans of ‘King’ Kohli also heaped praise on the star performer. One user wrote, “India India at Wankhede pitch. Virat Kohli the Man The Myth The Legend. 50th ODI century for The GOAT. Selfless The King Kohli break God Of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar most ODI century record.”
Another one wrote, “Unbelievable, what a cricketer!! Virat Kohli on the biggest stage gets that magical number…50 x. He now stands alone at the top. I reckon he still have one more in him before the end of this tournament.”
Displaying remarkable resilience against cramps and the unforgiving Mumbai heat, Kohli’s century was achieved in a momentous manner — a double between long leg and deep midwicket. The feat, marked by eight boundaries and one six, prompted Kohli to bow down in respect to Tendulkar, who was witnessing the historic moment from the stands.
Kohli is now also the third Indian batsman to amass 600-plus runs in a single World Cup edition, joining an elite group of cricketing stalwarts. The Delhi-born cricketer also scripted history by registering his first-ever century in ICC ODI World Cup knockouts, adding another layer to his impressive resume.
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