The ongoing ODI World Cup 2023 is coming to an end, with Australia and India taking on each other in the championship match on Sunday, November 19. A highly anticipated match featured the match between Afghanistan’s Naveen-ul-Haq and India’s Virat Kohli.
As fans eagerly anticipated their World Cup matchup, Kohli and Naveen resolved to put an end to their intense rivalry, which had been the subject of a heated feud during the 16th Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. They were seen exchanging pleasantries and giving each other hugs.
Speaking of the same, Naveen came forward to reveal the chat he had with Kohli when India took on Afghanistan. “We got support in every game apart from that one game against India in World Cup. Rather than that, we got a home kind of feeling; he told me, ‘Let’s finish it.’ I said, Yeah, let’s finish it. We laughed about it, hugged, and moved on. He also said that after this, you won’t hear my name. You will only hear support from the crowd,” Naveen-ul-Haq told Lucknow Super Giants“.
India reached the World Cup final by holding off New Zealand
As India amassed 397-4, superstar Kohli passed the illustrious former teammate Sachin Tendulkar’s century tally.
However, New Zealand made a threat to ruin the hosts’ celebration at Wankhede Stadium in world cup semifinal.
With a magnificent century of his own and a partnership of 181 runs from 149 balls. With captain Kane Williamson, Daryl Mitchell silenced the fervent home crowd and gave the Black Caps a chance at an unlikely triumph.
In the 33rd over, Mohammed Shami removed Tom Latham for a two-ball duck and Williamson for 69. Putting India on a 220-2 lead against the Black Caps.
With his 41 from 33, Glenn Phillips gave New Zealand a slim chance. But he holed out, and Shami took Mitchell on 134.
After finishing with amazing figures of 7-57, the best for India in odi world cup, fast bowler Shami was bowled out for 327, leaving New Zealand 70 runs short.
Earlier, Kohli scored a simple century of 117 off 113 balls, and Shreyas Iyer hit the fastest century of the match, 105 off 70 balls with eight sixes.
In what looks to be an incredible event, India, will face Australia in the world cup final on Sunday in Ahmedabad.