In a historic moment that sent cricket fans around the world into a frenzy, Virat Kohli etched his name into the annals of cricketing history. The Indian cricketing legend achieved his 49th ODI century in the Match 37 of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 against South Africa on the auspicious ocassion of his 35th birthday at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. His knock was crucial in propelling the Men in Blue to a remarkable total (326/5) in the first innings and ultimately sealing the victory by a monstrous margin of 243 runs.
In doing so, the right handed-batter levelled the long-standing record of 49 ODI centuries held by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. This remarkable feat was met with an outpouring of admiration and congratulations from fans, fellow cricketers, and even Indian cinema stars like Samantha Prabhu and Kartik Aaryan.
Kartik Aaryan’s admiration for Virat Kohli
Kartik, the celebrated Bollywood star renowned for exceptional acting skills, took to Instagram to join the nationwide chorus of admiration for Virat’s historic achievement. The 32-year-old actor applauded the former India skipper’s thumping ton and extended warm birthday wishes to him.
“Yessss #GOAT Happy birthday and congratulations @Virat.Kohli,” Kartik mentioned in his Instagram story.
Karthik Aryan’s instagram story for Virat Kohli (Image source: Twitter)
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Samantha Prabhu’s praise for Virat Kohli
The famous Indian actress Samantha also joined the legion of well-wishers on Virat’s 35th birthday. She conveyed her heartfelt wishes to the Delhi-born cricketer through an Instagram story. The Chennai-born actress didn’t just stopped at birthday wishes, but also celebrated Virat’s extraordinary achievement. In a separate story, she applauded the 35-year-old’s mind-boggling accomplishment of scoring his 49th ODI century.
“Happy Birthday King Kohli!!! @Virat.Kohli,” Samantha wrote in her story.
Samantha Prabhu’s story for Virat Kohli’s birthday (Image source: Twitter)
Samantha Prabhu’s story for Virat Kohli’s 49th ODI century (Image source: Twitter)
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In a historic moment that sent cricket fans around the world into a frenzy, Virat Kohli etched his name into the annals of cricketing history. The Indian cricketing legend achieved his 49th ODI century in the Match 37 of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 against South Africa on the auspicious ocassion of his 35th…