The India vs. New Zealand clash in the World Cup 2023 not only delivered an exhilarating spectacle but also left a significant mark in the history of cricket viewership. As Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket maestro, approached another century, the official digital broadcaster of the World Cup in India, Hotstar, witnessed an astounding viewership of over 4 crores, setting a new viewership record.
This new record overtakes the previous benchmark, which was established just last week during the highly anticipated India-Pakistan match in the World Cup, where viewership peaked at 3.5 crores. Social media platforms are now buzzing with fans attributing this record-breaking viewership to Virat Kohli’s magnetic presence on the cricket field.
Virat Kohli, once again proving his pivotal role in the Indian cricket team, played a key role in their chase of New Zealand’s target of 273. As he closed in on his 49th ODI century, cricket enthusiasts around the world eagerly watched to see if he could equal the legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s record of centuries.
Heartbreak at the Finish Line
Virat Kohli, on the cusp of achieving this significant milestone, had the hopes and dreams of countless fans riding on his shoulders. Expectations were sky-high, and it seemed inevitable that he would surpass this milestone and etch his name further into the annals of cricket history.
However, in a dramatic turn of events, as the captain attempted to flick Matt Henry for a six over the deep mid-wicket region while he was on 95 runs, a collective gasp of disappointment echoed through the hearts of millions of fans. The Indian skipper’s promising innings was suddenly cut short as he offered an easy catch to Glenn Philips.
Victory Amidst Heartache
Despite the momentary heartbreak, the Indian cricket team rallied, demonstrating their depth and resilience, securing a remarkable win. However, for fans and enthusiasts, there remained a tinge of regret that Virat Kohli could not cross the elusive three-digit mark in this crucial game.
As the World Cup 2023 continues, cricket enthusiasts and fans worldwide eagerly anticipate more thrilling moments, outstanding performances, and perhaps another opportunity for Virat Kohli to etch his name in the history books.
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