Virat Kohli’s 50th century: Virat Kohli created history in the semi-finals of the World Cup 2023 being played between India and New Zealand. He scored the 50th century of his ODI career. With this, he has now become the player who has scored the most centuries in ODIs. In this matter, Virat left behind the great cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin had scored 49 centuries in 452 ODI innings.
Many politicians of the country congratulated Virat on completing 50 centuries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and Priyanka Gandhi called it wonderful.
PM Modi congratulated
The Prime Minister said, “Today Virat Kohli not only scored his 50th ODI century, but also exemplified the spirit of brilliance and perseverance. This remarkable achievement is a testament to his enduring dedication and extraordinary talent.”
Today, @imVkohli He not only scored his 50th ODI century, but also exemplified the spirit of excellence and tenacity that defines the best sportsmanship.
This remarkable achievement is a testament to his enduring dedication and extraordinary talent.
I wish you all the best… pic.twitter.com/MZKuQsjgsR
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 15 November 2023
PM Modi further said, “I heartily congratulate him. May he continue to set standards for the coming generations.”
Home Minister Amit Shah said, “Congratulations to Virat Kohli for scoring his 50th century in ODI cricket and achieving this historic feat. It is a testament to your great sportsmanship, dedication and consistency. You are taking your game to a new level.” Take it. The country is proud of you.”
50th ODI century 👏
thanks to @imVkohli For achieving the historic feat of scoring his 50th century in ODI cricket. This is a testament to your excellent sporting spirit, dedication and consistency. Take your game to a new level. The country is proud… pic.twitter.com/6v1YtDoKnh
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) 15 November 2023
Priyanka Gandhi gave good wishes to Team India
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has also congratulated Virat Kohli. He wrote on social media platform Best wishes for the future matches also.
Congratulations to Virat Kohli for creating a new world record by scoring fifty centuries in One Day International cricket – he has once again achieved this feat for India by breaking the record of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar.
Best wishes to Team INDIA for the future matches.#Virat Kohli
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) 15 November 2023
Mallikarjun Kharge told the proof of hard work
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge also congratulated Kohli. He said on X, “Thank you Virat Kohli for making India proud by completing 50 centuries in ODI cricket. It is a testament to your hard work and talent.”
He further said that this remarkable record of yours will inspire young cricketers and this century has brought happiness for cricket fans. Many congratulations for this unprecedented achievement. We wish you a bright future.
Thank you @imVkohli To make India proud by completing 50 centuries in ODI cricket, it is a testament to your hard work and talent.
Your remarkable record will inspire young aspiring cricketers and has brought widespread joy to fans of the game.
Many congratulations… pic.twitter.com/LNW6x4nJrC
— Mallikarjun Kharge (@kharge) 15 November 2023
India batted first and scored 397 runs.
The first semi-final of the World Cup 2023 is being played between India and New Zealand at Wankhede, Mumbai. India won the toss and decided to bat first and scored 397 runs in 50 overs thanks to centuries from Virat and Shreyas Iyer.