Kohli's promise to Tendulkar: a perfect 'return gift' for India's victory
Kohli aims to fulfill Tendulkar's wish for a 'perfect return gift' to boost India's chances
Virat Kohli, one of cricket's modern greats, made his 35th birthday memorable by achieving his 49th ODI century. This achievement put him on par with the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli's journey to this milestone was met with praise from Tendulkar himself.
Sachin Tendulkar, often referred to as the "Master Blaster," sent out a special message to Kohli after he achieved the feat. Tendulkar congratulated Kohli and expressed his hope that Kohli would surpass his record and reach 50 centuries soon.
Kohli's humility and aspiration
After the match, Kohli expressed his admiration for Tendulkar and acknowledged that he would never be as good as the cricket legend. He spoke about how Tendulkar represents perfection in his eyes. Kohli also opened up about the emotional significance of equalling Tendulkar's record, describing it as a surreal moment. He stressed that Tendulkar would always be number one for him, regardless of the records.
Kohli's pledge to fulfill Tendulkar's wish
Kohli shared his aspiration to continue winning games for India like Tendulkar and to achieve more milestones in the ongoing tournament, especially in the semifinals and final. He hopes that by doing so, he can contribute to India's success.
As India heads into the 2023 World Cup's final league game, Kohli's exceptional form is expected to continue, possibly securing India's spot as the No. 1 team and pleasing his fans with his cricketing prowess on his special day.
Kohli also expressed his happiness in contributing to his team's success as a return gift to his fans, emphasizing that playing well and making people happy on his birthday means more to him than receiving gifts. Kohli's commitment to cricket and his desire to fulfill Tendulkar's wish showcase his dedication to the sport and the joy it brings to his fans.