NEW DELHI, Nov 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday heaped praise on Virat Kohli after the Indian batter set a world record by scoring his 50th ODI century, saying he has exemplified the spirit of excellence and perseverance that defines the best of sportsmanship.
This remarkable milestone is a testament to his enduring dedication and exceptional talent, Modi said on X.
He said, “Today, Virat Kohli has not just scored his 50th ODI century but has also exemplified the spirit of excellence and perseverance that defines the best of sportsmanship.”
He added, “I extend heartfelt congratulations to him. May he continue setting a benchmark for future generations.”
With his century against New Zealand in the World Cup semifinals in Mumbai, Kohli moved past his idol Sachin Tendulkar, who had held the record for most ODI centuries till now with 49 of them. (PTI)
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