The 13th edition of the ODI World Cup has concluded with Australia winning the title for the sixth time since 1987. The Aussies have won it in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2015 before. Talking about the final, the Men In Blue was bowled out for 240 runs. In reply, the Kangaroos won the game by six wickets. Now, that the tournament has ended, let’s have a look at the top 10 moments from the showpiece event.
Top 10 moments from ODI World Cup 2023
- Virat Kohli bows down to Sachin Tendulkar
During the first semifinal of the tournament, it was an apprentice bowing down to the master after breaking the latter’s record. Apparently, Kohli scored his 50th ODI hundred, going past Tendulkar’s 49 hundred. After the achievement, Kohli bowed down to the 2011 World Cup winner.
2. Irfan Pathan’s dance with Rashid Khan
Afghanistan finally pulled off a win against Pakistan in an ODI game after coming close a few times including the 2019 World Cup game. However, in the recently concluded tournament, the Blue Brigade finally managed to get past Pakistan by eight wickets. After the match, former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan danced with Rashid Khan.
3. Hardik Pandya’s Jiju
In the India vs Pakistan game, Pandya was hit for a four by Imam-ul-Haq. Ahead of the next ball, the former performed a proclaimed Jiju before the left-hander was caught behind by KL Rahul.
4. Virat Kohli jersey mix-up
The former India skipper made a goof-up in the kit ahead of the match against Pakistan. Apparently, the team was wearing the tri-color strip kit. However, ahead of the Pakistan game, Kohli wore a white strip jersey but eventually changed.
5. Naveen and Kohli patch up
During the IPL 2023, Naveen and Kohli had a verbal spat which is why the fans were looking forward to their clash. However, both cricketers decided to patch up and not take it further during the India vs Afghanistan game.
6. Glenn Maxwell plays the best innings of his life
The Australia all-rounder had a humongous task as his team was reduced to 91/7 chasing 292. Apart from this, he sustained multiple cramps which is why his 201 not out off just 128 balls has been rated as the best ever innings.
7. Virat Kohli’s maiden ODI World Cup wicket
The former India skipper took a wicket in the match against the Netherlands, i.e. Scott Edwards. This is his maiden ODI World Cup wicket, having taken a few wickets across formats outside World Events.
8. Former England footballer arrives in India
The legendary David Beckham arrived in India to watch the first semifinal between India and New Zealand in Mumbai. Apart from this, a lot of Bollywood celebrities attended the game which was the highest-scoring knockout game.
9. Jarvo invading pitch! Again
During India’s tour of England 2021, Jarvo was the one who used to invade the pitch for three Test matches. Two years after this, he arrived in Chennai and invaded the pitch during the India vs Australia game.
10. Virat-Anushka’s moment
During the first semifinal, Kohli scored his 50th hundred and was given a flying kiss by his wife, Anushka Sharma. Kohli reciprocated the same.