Virat Kohli averaged at 95.62 in 11 innings during the World Cup, and ended up with a strike rate of 90.3.
Indian star batter Virat Kohli has been awarded with the “player of the tournament” title in the ICC World Cup 2023 for his exemplary performance.
Kohli scored a total of 765 runs in 11 innings, the highest-ever runs scored by a batter in a single edition of the World Cup. He averaged at 95.62, and ended up with a strike rate of 90.3.
The former Indian skipper also added 6 fifties to his name, including the 63-ball half-century he struck today in the tournament’s final.
This edition of the World Cup will also remain special for Kohli as the 35-year-old broke the record of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar by striking his 50th One-Day International (ODI) century. Earlier, Tendulkar held the record of most ODI centuries at 49.
Despite winning the player of the series award, Kohli appeared dejected as India fell short of winning the World Cup title.
In the high stake final played at the Narendra Modi Stadium today, Australia ended India’s unbeaten streak in the tournament and scored a 6-wicket victory to lift the title. This marks the sixth time when Australia has won the ODI World Cup in cricket’s history.