PM Modi Hails Virat Kohli After His Record-Equalling ODI Ton During IND vs SA Clash, Says ‘They Have Made India Proud

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PM Narendra Modi tweeted on his account and congratulated the Indian cricket team for the impressive 243 runs on Sunday. By making these impressive runs, India got the win over South Africa. PM Modi hails Virat Kohli to congratulate him on this win. Thus, he extends praise to the star player of the Indian team, Virat Kohli, for playing well and making splendid innings of 101 runs at Eden Gardens. 

PM Modi congratulates the India team.

By tweet, PM Modi also wrote, “Our cricket team triumphed again over South Africa. Great teamwork and performance made this victory of India team against South Africa. PM Modi is so happy about it and gave a birthday gift to Virat Kohli, who played this innings today. On their 35th birthday, Kohli equaled the ODI record of great Sachin Tendulkar by scoring hundreds ( 49). His hundreds helped the India team to reach a total of 326 runs with five wickets loss. 

India Vs. South Africa

The match is played at Eden Gardens on Sunday between India and South Africa. South Africa team chased the 327 runs target and faced the biggest defeat from the India team. With the excellent bowling figures of Ravindra Jadeja of 5/33, India bundled out South Africa for 83 runs, which was 18 runs less than the total score of Virat Kohli. The magnificent innings made by Kohli are 101 runs off 121 balls, with 10 boundaries, and achieved the spot of top contenders in the match.

India registered their 8th consecutive win and achieved the top position in the World Cup 2023 points table with no losses. On the other hand, the South African team achieved 2nd place by facing the 2nd loss in the match. Both teams made them qualified for the finals of the World Cup 2023. 

Before the India team plays on 15 November in the semi-finals, they have one more match to play on 12 November. They will play this match against the Netherlands at M. Chinnaswamy stadium. 

Also Read : I will never be as good as my hero, Sachin Tendulkar: Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli made the record-breaking century.

The India team batter, Virat Kohli, proved his worth again in matches between India and South Africa. Virat slammed the 49th ODI ton and leveled up the team. He comes close to the major record of Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli also ensured that the India team reached the challenged first innings total and held innings through one end. 

This way, Kohli became the fastest batsman to gain this feat and reached the milestone in only 289 innings. Along with the breaking ton of Virat Kohli, it was the all-rounder of India’s team, Ravindra Jadeja, who picked fifer with the ball and became the 2nd Indian spinner after Yuvraj Singh. 


After the winning moment of the Indian team against South Africa, PM Modi tweeted on his account and congratulated Virat Kohli. He said we make the great victory again. Great teamwork, congratulate the whole team for splendid performance, he tweeted. Further, he also said that they gave a great birthday gift to Virat Kohli, who played an impressive innings today.

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