Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli achieved an unwanted record during the match against England in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. Virat Kohli equaled the legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most ducks for India across the three formats of the game.
Kohli registered a nine-ball duck in the 29th match of the World Cup at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow on Sunday, October 29. It’s worth mentioning that this is Kohli’s first-ever duck in his ODI World Cup career. He also recorded his first duck in ODIs this year.
England’s bowlers troubled Kohli with tight lines and lengths. He tried to apply pressure to the bowlers with aggressive play, but Dawid Malan stopped a well-timed shot at covers. Kohli tried to clear the field with the next ball but ended up lobbing it to Ben Stokes.
Virat Kohli Equals Sachin Tendulkar’s Unwanted Record
Virat Kohli found himself in an unwanted record book, equaling the legendary Sachin Tendulkar with the most ducks for India while batting in the top seven positions. Both Kohli and Tendulkar have bagged 34 ducks across the three formats of international cricket.
Most Ducks for India (While batting at Top 7)
- 34 – Virat Kohli*
- 34 – Sachin Tendulkar
- 31 – Virender Sehwag
- 30 – Rohit Sharma
- 29 – Sourav Ganguly
Kohli has been India’s standout batter in the World Cup, amassing an impressive total of 354 runs from five innings before the England encounter. He entered the game on the back of remarkable performances, including a century and a 95 in his last two matches.
India vs England Playing XI
India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood