cricket world cup 2023 The final match is being played between India and Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Australia won the toss and decided to bowl first. India has suffered three initial setbacks. Captain Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer are out in quick succession. Master Blaster before this final match Sachin Tendulkar Has given a surprise gift to Team India star Virat Kohli. Sachin has gifted his number ’10’ jersey to Kohli.
Sachin’s last ODI jersey
The jersey that Sachin Tendulkar has gifted to Virat Kohli is the same jersey which he wore in his last ODI match against Pakistan in 2012. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has shared its pictures on its official X (formerly Twitter) account. BCCI wrote on X, ‘A special occasion and a special moment before the match. The great Sachin Tendulkar gifted Virat Kohli an autographed jersey from his last ODI match.
Virat broke Sachin’s big world record
Virat Kohli broke Sachin’s record of ODI centuries in the first semi-final of the World Cup last Wednesday. Virat completed his 50 ODI centuries. Sachin also became a witness to that moment at Wankhede Stadium. After breaking Sachin’s record, Virat bowed and saluted him on the field itself. Sachin was standing in the stand and clapping. The atmosphere at that time was worth seeing.
Virat has the most centuries in ODI
Virat Kohli became the batsman to score the most centuries in ODIs. Virat had scored 117 runs in 113 balls in the first semi-final match against New Zealand. He hit nine fours and two sixes in his innings. Virat scored runs at a strike rate of more than 103. Ultimately he was dismissed by Tim Southee. In India’s 10 matches in the tournament, the 35-year-old batsman has scored 691 runs at an average of 115.16 and a strike rate of over 89.
He is also the top scorer of the World Cup
His best score is 117. Virat has scored three centuries and five half-centuries in 10 innings. He is the highest run scorer in this season of the World Cup. He has also left behind Sachin’s record of 673 runs in the 2003 edition of the same tournament. A big innings is expected from Virat in the final match on Sunday also.
Playing XI of both the teams for the final
Australia : Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
India : Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.