Star batsman Virat Kohli has achieved a significant milestone by surpassing Sachin Tendulkar in winning the most Player of the Tournament awards in international cricket. The ICC acknowledged Kohli’s exceptional performance by bestowing upon him this prestigious title.

Kohli’s stellar display in the World Cup saw him amass a record-breaking 765 runs in 11 innings, the highest ever by a batter in a single edition of the tournament. Boasting an impressive average of 95.62 and a striking rate of 90.3, Kohli’s consistent and dominant batting played a crucial role in India’s journey throughout the competition.

In this edition, Kohli also etched his name in history by achieving his 50th ODI century, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s longstanding record of 49 ODI centuries. Furthermore, Kohli now holds more Player of the Tournament awards than the cricket legend.

However, despite Kohli’s remarkable individual success, India faced disappointment in the highly anticipated final against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Australia’s formidable bowling attack restricted India to a modest total of 240, with KL Rahul emerging as the top scorer with 66 runs. Mitchell Starc’s exceptional bowling figures of 3/55 played a pivotal role in curbing India’s batting prowess.

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Australia, facing a challenging target, overcame early setbacks and secured a 6-wicket victory with a spectacular 192-run partnership between Travis Head (137) and Marnus Labuschagne (58). Head’s outstanding contribution earned him the “Player of the Match” award.

Ultimately, Australia’s triumph marked their sixth ODI World Cup title, underscoring their dominance in the premier cricket tournament. While Kohli’s individual brilliance illuminated the tournament, the team fell short of claiming the ultimate prize.