Team India star batsman Virat Kohli received a special gift from Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar before the start of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 final match against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
The former great sent Kohli his Blue jersey which he wore in his last ODI match against Pakistan in 2012. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared the picture of the great moment on social media account X (earlier known as Twitter).
“A special occasion & a special pre-match moment. There's 𝘾𝙇𝘼𝙎𝙎 written all over this gesture! The legendary Sachin Tendulkar gifts Virat Kohli his signed jersey from his last ODI,” BCCI captioned the picture.
A special occasion & a special pre-match moment 🤗— BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 2023
There's 𝘾𝙇𝘼𝙎𝙎 written all over this gesture! 😊
The legendary Sachin Tendulkar gifts Virat Kohli his signed jersey from his last ODI 👏 👏#TeamIndia | #CWC23 | #MenInBlue | #Final | #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/qu7YA6Ta3G
Earlier on Wednesday, Kohli had eclipsed Tendulkar to become the first player in the history of ODI cricket to score 50 centuries. Moments later Virat’s gesture stole the show as he bowed to Sachin who was applauding in the stands witnessing the star batter breaking his record.
Kohli surpassed Tendulkar’s record in the first semifinal against New Zealand by scoring 117 in 113 balls.