World Cup champion Virat Kohli, who will play in his home country during the World Cup, chose the location where he is most eager to compete.
Virat Kohli offered his initial thoughts on the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 schedule, which was unveiled on Tuesday in Mumbai, exactly 100 days before the competition’s opening match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 5.
The 50-over World Cup is being hosted by India for the first time on its own. The previous three times, in 1987, 1996, and 2011.
They shared the hosting duties with countries from the subcontinent like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.
The last time India won an ICC trophy was back in 2013 when MS Dhoni led the team to the Champions Trophy victory.
This year, former Indian captain Virat Kohli will compete in his fourth ICC Cricket World Cup
Kohli, who captained India in that tournament in England, will once again be one of the key players in India’s quest to end a decade-long wait for an ICC trophy.
The 2011 World Cup champion Kohli chose his home stadium as the World Cup venue he is most looking forward to. India is No.
According to 3, he will feel the same way about the Wankhede as he will about any other World Cup venue.
“For my part, I’m excited to perform in Mumbai. It would be wonderful to relive that atmosphere”, Kohli told ICC.
India defeated Sri Lanka in the championship match at the Wankhede Stadium to claim the 2011 World Cup title.
No. 1 is up to bat. 4, After India had lost the important wickets of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in their 275-run pursuit.
Virat Kohli played a crucial knock of 35 to help create a partnership of 83 for the third wicket with Gautam Gambhir.
“I was still fairly young. As I observed what it meant to the elderly. I am aware of the struggles they have faced, the significance of playing in a World Cup at home, and their anticipation”, Kohli continued.
On November 2, when India plays in Qualifier 2 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, Kohli will experience the same energy once more during the 2023 World Cup. The semi-final will take place on November 15 at the historic stadium.
Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Pune, Dharamsala, Lucknow, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru are the nine locations where India plays its group matches. On October 9, they launch their offensive against Australia in Chennai.