Indian cricketer Virat Kohli was seen in a joyous mood during the clash against South Africa. The Men in Blue hosted South Africa at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on November 5, Sunday, in their eighth clash of the ODI World Cup 2023. Kohli, who celebrated his 35th birthday on Sunday smashed his 49th ODI century and was later seen dancing to Shah Rukh Khan’s famous song ‘Chaleya’ as well as recreating the iconic trademark pose.
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In a video doing rounds on social media, Kohli was seen dancing to the famous song during the second inning as South Africa was chasing India’s target of 327 runs. In the match, Kohli played a brilliant unbeaten knock of 101 runs in 121 balls and equalled cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49th ODI tons.
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In the second inning, the Men in Blue bundled out their opponents at just 83 runs and recorded a massive 243-run margin. With this victory, the two-time champions extended their unbeaten streak to eight matches. The hosts have already secured their berth in the semifinal stage of the tournament and will lock horns with the Netherlands in their final league-stage match.
Kohli was awarded ‘Player of the Match’, and after the match, he said, “I did wake up with that excitement that today is not just another game. People from the outside look at the game in a bit of a different way. When the openers start well, it feels it is a belter and everyone has to play that way. But as the ball got older, the conditions slowed down drastically. The message was clear, keep batting around me. I was happy from that perspective.”