The M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru has been Virat Kohli’s second home due to his association with Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL.
Bengaluru: Virat Kohli received a huge cheer from the Chinnaswamy crowd as he walked out to bat against Netherlands in an ODI World Cup 2023 match on Sunday. The incident occurred soon after Shubman Gill’s dismissal following the Indian opener’s 32-ball 51. It was Kohli’s homecoming in Bengaluru due to his 16-year-old association with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.
As the former India captain walked out to bat, the crowd chanted his name in unison giving the stalwart a ‘King’s Entry’. Notably, Kohli is standing at 49 ODI hundreds along with legendary Sachin Tendulkar and could break his idol’s record at his second home.
If so, Kohli will become the first batter in cricket history to score 50 ODI centuries.