Virat Kohli is gearing up for his fourth ODI World Cup, which will be held exclusively in India for the first time. The much-anticipated tournament is set to commence on October 5. After facing disappointment in the semifinals of the 2015 and 2019 editions, the Indian team is determined to clinch the title on their home turf.
During the 2011 World Cup, Kohli, who was only 22 years old at the time, made a remarkable impact. He started off with a remarkable century against Bangladesh, scoring an unbeaten 100 off 83 balls. In the finals against Sri Lanka at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, Virat Kohli displayed maturity under pressure by contributing 35 crucial runs. Hence, that valuable innings helped India recover from a precarious position of 31/2. Eventually, MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh guided India to a six-wicket victory while chasing a target of 275.
Expressing his excitement, Kohli recently mentioned his eagerness to play in Mumbai once again for the 50-over World Cup. The International Cricket Council (ICC) unveiled the schedule for the upcoming tournament. Revealing that India will compete in nine league matches across nine different venues.
“I am looking forward to playing in Mumbai. Fond memories of the final in 2011, and I am looking forward to that experience again,”
India to play Pakistan on October 15
India and Pakistan, fierce cricket rivals, are set to face each other at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the largest cricket stadium in the world. So, this highly anticipated clash will take place on October 15.
It’s worth noting that during the 2011 ODI World Cup, India and Pakistan met in the semifinals held in Mohali. In the first innings, MS Dhoni’s team scored 260/9 in their 50 overs. Furthermore, Pakistan suffered a defeat of 29 runs in the match, with Sachin Tendulkar receiving the Player of the Match award for his impressive innings of 85 runs off 115 balls.
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