Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma received special treatment, with officials escorting them into the team hotel on November 9.
They are in Bengaluru for India’s final league match against the Netherlands at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on November 12, showcasing the influence of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the city.
In case you’re not aware, Virat and Anushka are warmly greeted in Bengaluru because Kohli has been part of RCB, serving as a player and captain since the very first season in 2008.
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Kohli, on the other hand, has been a prominent figure in the 2023 World Cup, matching the legendary Sachin Tendulkar in terms of centuries scored.
The right-handed batsman achieved an unbeaten 101 runs from 121 balls in the match against South Africa on Sunday. The Men in Blue won the game by a substantial 243-run margin, extending their unbeaten run to eight games.
Tendulkar was the initial person to extend his congratulations to Kohli for this remarkable achievement. On X, he shared the following message:
“Well played, Virat. It took me 365 days to go from 49 to 50 earlier this year. I hope you go from 49 to 50 and break my record in the next few days. Congratulations!.”
Kohli was very happy when his hero from his childhood congratulated him on his special achievement. He responded during the interview after the match:
“It is all too much for me to take in now. To equal my hero’s record is something special for me. He is perfection when it comes to batting. It’s a very emotional moment for me.”
”I know where I come from. I know the days I have watched him on TV. Just to get that appreciation from him means a lot to me.”
Virat Kohli is in excellent form in the 2023 World Cup
Virat Kohli has been in outstanding form during the 2023 World Cup, scoring 543 runs in eight matches at an impressive average of 108.60. This includes two centuries and four half-centuries.
Kohli’s next goal is to achieve his 50th ODI century, and he’ll be attempting to do so at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, a venue where he has scored four centuries for RCB in the Indian Premier League.