The run-scoring machine of India The 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup player of the competition is none other than Virat Kohli.
One of the tournament’s most notable aspects was Kohli’s skill with the bat, as the number three player for India accumulated at least a half-century in nine of his eleven innings.
His 765 runs during the competition broke Sachin Tendulkar’s previous record of 673 runs set in the 2003 tournament, making him the most runs ever scored by an individual batter at the men’s cricket World Cup.
After hitting three hundreds during the tournament, first against South Africa in the league stage and then again against New Zealand in the semi-finals, Kohli finished with an average of 95.62 and a strike rate of 90.31.
Kohli became the most prolific century-maker in the history of the format in that third century, which brought his career total to 50 One Day International hundreds.
At the “Little Master’s” home field, Wankhede Stadium, Kohli broke Tendulkar’s long-standing record and declared that it was the ideal occasion.
In the championship match against Australia, Kohli scored 54 runs off 63 balls to end his tournament with yet another half-century. However, his efforts were in vain as India lost at the last hurdle, failing to win.