David Beckham’s place in football is the same as Virat Kohli’s place in cricket and the England football star is happy that he saw India’s star cricketer achieving a new achievement.
When Kohli broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record by scoring his 50th century in the first semi-final of the World Cup against New Zealand here on Wednesday, Beckham was also present at the Wankhede Stadium.
Beckham, who closely watched this brilliant innings of Kohli, said that he is happy to witness this historic moment.
“It’s really a pleasure to be in this stadium and witness a historic moment,” Beckham told the official broadcaster. You know I spent some time with Sachin (Tendulkar) today and I know what he has achieved in this stadium. I know what he has achieved for his country and in this game.
He said, “But it was really incredible to see Virat bat today.” You can see the atmosphere of the stadium. I have come to India for the first time but I have come here at the right time. Beckham is visiting India for the first time as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Let us tell you that Virat Kohli became the first batsman in the history of the game to score 50 ODI centuries, leaving behind his idol Sachin Tendulkar during the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand here on Wednesday.
Virat Kohli completed his century in 106 balls with two runs by playing the ball of fast bowler Lockie Ferguson at square leg. He completed half-century in the 279th inning of his career. Kohli achieved this feat in the presence of the great Tendulkar at the Wankhede Stadium.
The special thing is that Tendulkar, who started his career on 15 November 1989, batted for India for the last time on 15 November (2013) on this ground. This test match was played against West Indies.