With three hundreds, including one against New Zealand in the semifinals, with an average of 95.62 and a strike rate of 90.31, Kohli concluded the ODI World Cup.
The ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year 2023 is veteran Indian batsman Virat Kohli, who won the award for his outstanding year in the 50-over game. Virat Kohli was named the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year 2023 after winning player of the tournament at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
The Indian batsman had an incredible year, which culminated in a record-breaking amount of runs at the domestic World Cup. His efforts were crucial in propelling India to the championship game.
Following up his 2022 comeback, Virat Kohli had an incredible 2023 in which he was at the top of his game in ODIs. He finished the year with an ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Player of the Tournament performance.
India’s third batsman hammered at least a half-century in nine of his eleven World Cup innings. He finished with an incredible 765 runs, surpassing the previous record established by Sachin Tendulkar in 2003 and became the highest individual batter to score at a men’s cricket World Cup.
At the end of the tournament, Kohli amassed three hundreds, including one against New Zealand in the semi-final, and a strike rate of 90.31 with an average of 95.62.
With his wicket in the semi-final, he achieved a record fifty ODI hundreds, making him the most prolific century-hitter in the history of the format.
Even though he scored another half-century in the championship match, it did not help India win, and the astonished quiet that followed his removal in Ahmedabad was evidence of how important Kohli was to India’s hopes of winning the tournament.
With an average of 72.47 and 1377 runs at the end of the year, he scored six hundreds and eight half-centuries in 24 innings.
During the World Cup, Kohli saved his finest performance for the semifinals knockout match against New Zealand. Arriving as Rohit Sharma was about to dismiss him, Kohli found his rhythm right away and didn’t let up till he had achieved the format’s all-time highest fifty-score.
Anushka was seated right there, and Sachin paaji was in the stands, according to Kohli, who later said during the innings break during an interview. “It’s stuff of dreams.”
The occasion made the knock even more significant for India, even though the surroundings made it “picture perfect” for Kohli. After suffering heartbreak at the hands of the Kiwis in England four years prior, Kohli’s record-breaking century and outstanding partnership with Shreyas Iyer set the stage for an incredible 397 runs.