India cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar made the ICC World Cup 2023 final special for India batter Virat Kohli, as he gifted his jersey from his last ODI to the leading run-scorer of this tournament. India and Australia are facing off in the CWC 2023 final in Ahmedabad on November 19.
Australia captain Pat Cummins won the toss and chose to bowl first despite experts saying that the pitch was a dry one and it might spin in the second half. Both India and Australia came into this encounter with the same XIs as the semi-finals.
Before the match commenced, the occasion was made more memorable for Virat Kohli as he received a signed jersey from Sachin Tendulkar, which he had worn in his final ODI in 2012.
Tendulkar not only gifted Kohli a jersey, but also presented him with a heartfelt message as well.
“Virat, you make us proud,” read the message.
Recently, Kohli had gone past two of Sachin Tendulkar’s big records. During the semi-final of the CWC 2023 between India and New Zealand, Kohli scored 117 runs, which was his 50th ODI ton and he broke Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time record. Secondly, with this ton, he also went past Tendulkar’s record of most runs in one World Cup editions-673.
Kohli came into the CWC final with 711 runs in 10 matches, becoming the first batter to go past 700 runs in a single edition of Wthe orld Cup.