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Virat Kohli Celebrates 35th Birthday Chasing a Record 49th ODI Century

Virat Kohli, one of India’s cricketing icons, celebrated his 35th birthday today, and as he chases his 49th ODI century, cricket fans around the world eagerly await another landmark moment in his illustrious career. In the eighth match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, India is set to take on South Africa, making it a special occasion for the cricketing legend.

Kohli’s batting prowess has the ability to brighten any cricket enthusiast’s day. His cover drives, when perfectly executed, can make even the staunchest rivals acknowledge the sheer beauty of the game. Throughout his career, Kohli’s journey has been a continuous celebration of cricket, and for ordinary cricket fans, he remains a significant reason to affirm their love for the sport.

On this special day for Kohli, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has joined the chorus of admirers. In a heartwarming gesture, the sport’s global governing body has decided to celebrate the cricketing icon by revisiting his top 10 moments in ICC tournaments. This gesture highlights the impact Kohli has had on the game’s grandest stages and the unforgettable moments he has created.

The video montage shared by the ICC includes some of the most iconic moments from various ICC events, ranging from breathtaking sixes to jubilant celebrations, and even a poignant ‘Spirit Of Cricket Moment.’ Among these incredible instances, one stood out as the pick of the lot – a remarkable six off Pakistan’s fast bowler Haris Rauf at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2022. The ICC hailed this particular shot as the ‘Shot of the Century,’ which is a testament to Kohli’s extraordinary talent and impact on the cricketing world.

Born on November 5, 1988, Virat Kohli has already etched his name among the cricketing greats. Over the course of his celebrated career, the former India captain has amassed a staggering 26,209 international runs, comprising 8,676 runs in 111 Test matches, 13,525 runs in 288 ODIs, and 4,008 runs in 115 T20Is, accompanied by a remarkable tally of 78 centuries. Notably, his 48 centuries in ODIs are just one short of Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time record of 49.

On his 35th birthday, at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Virat Kohli seems poised to achieve yet another milestone as he aims for his eagerly anticipated 49th ODI century. The Indian team, led by captain Rohit Sharma, started strongly against South Africa, with Rohit himself playing a blazing knock of 40 runs off just 24 balls. India, as the only unbeaten team in the tournament, is facing off against South Africa, who are currently second in the ten-team points table with six wins in seven matches. Both teams have already secured their spots in the semi-finals. India is on a quest for their third ODI World Cup title, reminiscing about their 2011 triumph under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with emerging talents like Kohli and Rohit making their mark in international cricket.

As cricket fans around the world celebrate Virat Kohli’s birthday, they are eagerly watching to see if he can add another century to his already illustrious list of achievements and make his special day even more memorable.

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