Virat Kohli is the ultimate chase master and yesterday’s match only cemented this. The sensational 95-run performance in the World Cup match against New Zealand sent the nation and social media into a frenzy. Netizens couldn’t contain their excitement, drawing parallels with a century, and proclaiming that 95 was bigger than any hundred, given that it came in a winning cause. Kohli’s innings was a masterclass in determination bringing him tantalisingly close to equalling the record for the most One Day International (ODI) centuries, a record currently held by his compatriot Sachin Tendulkar at 49.
The Clash of Undefeated Titans: India vs. New Zealand
The contest between India and New Zealand was a highly anticipated clash between the only two undefeated teams in the World Cup. In a thrilling showdown, India successfully chased down a target of 274 runs to secure a victory against New Zealand, marking their first triumph against the country in any ICC tournament match since 2003. The victory was achieved with four wickets in hand and 12 balls to spare in Dharamsala.
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Virat Kohli and Deja Vu
Kohli’s journey in this match bore a striking resemblance to the previous encounter against Bangladesh, where the team needed a similar target, and the skipper found himself on the cusp of a century. The parallels between the two situations added a layer of drama and anticipation to the game, keeping cricket fans on the edge of their seats. In a bid to secure this prestigious record, Kohli took a daring shot, attempting a six to reach his century. However, luck was not on his side as he was caught just near the boundary.
Social Media’s Unstoppable Frenzy
What’s worth noting is the immense impact that social media had on this match. The internet exploded with excitement and discussions about Kohli’s performance. Netizens couldn’t keep calm as they debated whether a 95 in a winning cause was more valuable than a century. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, everybody is on a double shift to applaud King Kohli. This social media spectacle reflects the passion and enthusiasm that cricket fans have for the sport and their beloved players.
Virat Kohli was a true star last night with his remarkable 95-run knock against New Zealand and this will be etched in the memories of cricket fans for years to come. It showcased his exceptional talent and determination and how the nation came together for the cricket legend. Not only social media, the OTT platform also broke the viewership record as 4.3 crore people showered love for India on a single platform. As Kohli continues his cricketing journey, the world eagerly awaits to see if he can secure the coveted record for the most ODI centuries, furthering his legacy in the world of cricket.