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Virat Kohli Seeks Blessings from 87-year Old Superfan After India Reach Semis

July 3, 2019, 10:26 AM IST
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India qualified for the World Cup semi-finals for the seventh time in the history of the tournament after they beat neighbours Bangladesh by 28 runs at Edgbaston on July 2, 2019 and present to cheer them on was a very special fan named Charulata Patel. After the match, Indian captain Virat Kohli went over to meet her and spend a little time with her. (Image: Reuters)

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Virat Kohli shared the moment on Twitter and wrote, “Also would like to thank all our fans for all the love & support & especially Charulata Patel ji. She's 87 and probably one of the most passionate & dedicated fans I've ever seen. Age is just a number, passion takes you leaps & bounds. With her blessings, on to the next one. 🙏🏼😇.” (Image: Reuters)

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Virat Kohli meets Charulata Patel after India's win over Bangladesh in the Cricket World Cup match at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England. (Image: Reuters)

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Virat Kohli meets Charulata Patel after India's win over Bangladesh in the Cricket World Cup match at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England. (Image: Reuters)

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India skipper Virat Kohli added another feather to his cap as he became the fastest batsman to score 20,000 international runs when he reached 37 against the West Indies during their World Cup tie at the Old Trafford on Thursday. He also registered 9,000 runs batting at the number three spot. Kohli had started the game on 19, 963 runs to his name and was just 37 runs short of the record that legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar held along with West Indies great Brian Lara. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli became the fastest player to reach 11000 one-day international runs as India face Pakistan in the 2019 ICC Cricket world Cup at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester. Kohli incidentally already holds the record for fastest 10000, 9000 and 8000 ODI runs. (Image: Reuters)

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Kohli become only the third Indian and ninth overall to score 11000 ODI runs. On reaching 11,000 runs, Kohli beat Sachin Tendulkar - who previously held the record at 276 innings. (Image: AP)

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India's cricket team captain Virat Kohli signs autographs for fans at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney on January 11, 2019. (Image: AFP)

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Virat Kohli poses for selfie with fans at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. (Image: AFP)

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Virat Kohli signs autographs for fans at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. (Image: AFP)

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Virat Kohli poses with the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. (Image: AFP)

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Virat Kohli takes a photo with fans during a training session in Sydney ahead of their cricket test match against Australia on Jan 2, 2019. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli meets with fans during a training session in Sydney. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli meets with fans during a training session in Sydney. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli bats during a training session in Sydney. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli warms up during a training session in Sydney. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli has had a record-breaking year in many ways, especially in ODI cricket where he recently became the fastest batsman to surpass the 10,000 run-mark. The Delhi dasher has cemented his legacy as one of the greatest players of all time. (Image: AP)

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Kohli has scored 1202 runs at an average of 133.55 in 14 innings this year – a staggering achievement and nothing short of Bradmanesque. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli plays a shot during the second one-day international cricket match between India and West Indies in Visakhapatnam. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli raises his bat after scoring a century during the 2nd ODI cricket match against West Indies in Visakhapatnam. (Image: PTI)

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India's captain Virat Kohli raises his bat to celebrate scoring 10,000 runs in one-day internationals during the second one-day international cricket match between India and West Indies in Visakhapatnam. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli plays a shot during the second one-day international cricket match between India and West Indies in Visakhapatnam. (Image: AFP)

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli raises his bat after scoring a half century during the second one day international (ODI) cricket match between India and West Indies in Visakhapatnam. (Image: AFP)

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Virat Kohli raises his bat to celebrate scoring fifty runs during the second one-day international cricket match between India and West Indies in Visakhapatnam. (Image: AP)

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Indian cricket team Captain Virat Kohli celebrates his century during the first One Day International cricket match against West Indies, at ACA Cricket Stadium, Barsapara in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

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The 100 came up in only 15.1 overs, and Kohli reached his 36th ODI hundred off only 88 balls. Overall, the Indian skipper hit 21 fours and two sixes. (Image: PTI)

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Sanjay Bangar and Virat Kohli during a practice session ahead of their first match in the India-West Indies test series, in Rajkot. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli during a practice session ahead of the first test match against West Indies, in Rajkot. (Image: PTI)

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Indian cricketer captain Virat Kohli was conferred with the country's highest sporting honour -- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award -- by President Ram Nath Kovind at the annual National Sports Awards ceremony in New Delhi on September 25. His wife Anushka Sharma, mother Saroj Kohli and his brother Vikash Kohli were seen applauding when his name was announced. (Image: PTI)

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President Ram Nath Kovind presents Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award to Virat Kohli at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2018 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Sep 25, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli before receiving the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2018 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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President Ram Nath Kovind confers Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award on cricketer Virat Kohli at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2018 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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Following a superlative show with the bat in the third Test against England, Virat Kohli has reclaimed the No.1 spot on the ICC rankings charts that he lost to Steve Smith after India's defeat at Lord's in the second Test. (Image: AP)

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The Indian captain notched up scores of 97 and 103 in the two innings at Trent Bridge which helped India record a massive 203-run win over the hosts. (Image: AP)

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His feats have taken him to 937 rating points, the highest he’s reached so far in his career. (Image: AP)

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He is now just one point shy of breaking into the all-time list. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring a century during the third day of the third cricket test match between England and India. (Image: AP)

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli bats during the third day of the third cricket test match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England. (Image: AP)

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India's Virat Kohli bats during a nets session at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England as they prepare for the upcoming third cricket test against England. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli arrives for a nets session ahead of the third Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England. (Image: AP)

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Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli share lighter moments during a nets session ahead of the third cricket Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli has his back checked by team physio during a nets session ahead of the third cricket Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli added yet another feather to his cap as he notched his first Test ton in England during the first Test at Edgbaston. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli displays his wedding ring after scoring a century during the second day of the first test cricket match between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli looks for a run during the second day of the first test cricket match between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England. (Image: AP)

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring a century during the second day of the first test cricket match between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli holds up his wedding ring as he celebrates scoring a century during the second day of the first test cricket match between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring a century during the second day of the first test cricket match between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli kisses his wedding ring after scoring a century during the second day of the first test cricket match between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli follows the ball after playing a shot during the second day of the first test cricket match between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England. (Image: AP)

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India's captain Virat Kohli celebrates scoring his century. (AFP)

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Virat Kohli bats during the second day of the first test cricket match between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli's animated send off to his counterpart Joe Root's dismissal added a dash of drama to the proceedings on the opening day of the first cricket Test between India and England. (Image: AP)

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Joe Root was dismissed after a throw from Virat Kohli. Root tried to steal a second runoff Ravichandran Ashwin but Kohli ran quickly, picked up the ball and threw it in one swift motion to knock down the stumps with a direct hit. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli celebrates the dismissal of England's cricket captain Joe Root with teammates. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli speaks to bowler Ravichandran Ashwin during the first day of the first test cricket match between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham. (Image: AP)

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Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Jos Buttler. (Image: AP)

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and R Ashwin celebrate the dismissal of England's cricket captain Joe Root. (Image: AP)

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Indian captain Virat Kohli has added yet another feather to his cap after he became the fastest batsman to complete 2000 runs in T20 international cricket. (Image: AP)

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Kohli, completed this achievement once he scored 8 runs while batting against England in the first T20 at Old Trafford. (Image: AP)

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Kohli, earlier had the chance to reach this landmark against Ireland but could not do so after he was dismissed cheaply in both the T20 internationals scoring just 0 and 9. (Image: AP)

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Kohli is currently fourth in the all-time list of highest run-getters in T20 cricket behind the New Zealand duo of Martin Guptill (2271 runs) and Brendon McCullum (2140 runs) and Pakistan's veteran middle order batsman Shoaib Malik (2039 runs).

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Former Black Caps captain McCullum was the fastest to the 2000-run mark, having reached it in 66 innings. Guptill followed him in 68 innings and Kohli has now raised the bar by achieving this feat in his 56th innings. (Image: AP)

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A spectator invades the pitch and runs towards Virat Kohli of India during the Second International Twenty20 cricket match against Ireland at Malahide, Dublin. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli speaks after receiving an award during the 6th M A K Pataudi Memorial Lecture and BCCI Awards, in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli with his wife and Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma during the 6th M A K Pataudi Memorial Lecture and BCCI Awards, in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

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Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Dipika Pallikal, Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma and KL Rahul pose for a group photograph during the BCCI annual awards. (Image: PTI)

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‘Run Machine’ Virat Kohli is the only Indian who makes the cut in the list of the world’s highest-paid athletes according to Forbes. The India skipper is placed 83 on the list with salary/winning of $4m and endorsements worth $20m. (Image: Reuters)

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Kohli was ranked at 89 in the 2017 list which was topped by Ronaldo. Last year, Kohli’s earning through salary and winnings was $3 million while brand endorsements earned him $19 million. (Image: Reuters)

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Joyous Virat Kohli reacts after the dismissal of KKR batsman Robin Uthappa. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal celebrate the wicket of CSK's Sam Billings. (Image: AP)

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RCB skipper Virat Kohli clicked in a pensive mood during a practice session ahead of IPL 2018 match. (Image: AP)

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Unhappy Virat Kohli reacts after making an unsuccessful attempt to take the catch of Sunil Narine. (Image: AP)

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Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli celebrates after winning the IPL 2018 match against Mumbai Indians in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

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Royal Challengers Bangalore Skipper Virat Kohli with his counterpart Chennai Super Kings' MS Dhoni during the toss ahead of their IPL 2018 match at Chinnaswamy Stadium. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli celebrates the wicket of Rohit Sharma. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli shares a laughs with teammate Manish Pandey before the start a match. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli celebrates a wicket with teammates in Visakhapatnam. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli sharing a lighter moment with Anil Kumble. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni play football during a practice session. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli plays soccer in the rain with his teammates during a warm-up session. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara enjoying a light moment on the ground. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma celebrate a wicket. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli hugs Jasprit Bumrah as they celebrate a wicket. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli gestures after winning the match against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in conversation during a practice session in Pune. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli celebrates the win over England at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma celebrate a wicket. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli and R Jadeja celebrate the dismissal of England Captain Alastair Cook in Visakhapatnam. (Image: PTI)

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Cricketers Virat Kohli, R Jadeja and Umesh Yadav share a light moment during a practice session in Mohali. (Image: PTI)

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Ecstatic Virat Kohli punches in the air as he celebrates his century with his fans during an ODI between South Africa and India at the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban. (Image: AP)

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The super-charged Virat Kohli sets the field during the ODI between South Africa and India at the Kingsmead Stadium Durban in South Africa. (image: AP)

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'Aggressive' Virat Kohli acknowledges the crowd after scoring 160 during an ODI between South Africa and India at Newlands Stadium, in Cape Town, South Africa. (Image: AP)

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Captain Virat Kohli jumps in joy as he celebrates the wicket JP Duminy with teammate Yuzvendra Chahal. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan look at the scorecard after winning the second ODI. Team India beat South Africa by 9 wickets. (Image: AP)

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The 'run machine' Virat Kohli in action during a match between South Africa and India at Centurion Park in Pretoria, South Africa. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli clicked in a pensive mood during the match presentation after winning their second ODI against South Africa and India at Centurion Park in Pretoria, South Africa. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli acknowledges the crowd as he departs after playing a captain's knock during the ODI between South Africa and India in South Africa. (Image: AP)

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Captain Virat Kohli celebrates David Miller's wicket with Kuldeep Yadav. (Image: AP)

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The joyous Virat Kohli celebrates his century with his fans during an ODI between South Africa and India at Newlands Stadium in South Africa. (Image: AP)

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India Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli plays football with teammates during a practice session. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli chats with Rohit Sharma during a practice session. (Image: PTI)

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India's captain Virat Kohli shares a light moment with teammates during their practice session at Centurion Park in South Africa ahead of their second cricket test match against South Africa. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli in a playful mood with a security dog during a practice session in Pune. (Image: PTI)

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli in joyous mood in Nagpur. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli in conversation with Rohit Sharma during a practice session. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli stretches during Indian cricketer team's training at Centurion Park in South Africa. (Image: AP)

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India's captain Virat Kohli gestures to a teammate during a match against Sri Lanka in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle do their signature pose during an IPL match in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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Passionate Kohli celebrates the wicket of Australia's Mitchell Marsh in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

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Cricketer Virat Kohli laughs as he gestures towards his teammate in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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Joyous Virat Kohli arrives for the training session at Centurion Park in South Africa. (Image: AP)

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Check out this unseen picture of Virat Kohli. He is seen a joyous mood before the start of a match. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya clash while attempting a catch during the an ODI against England at MCA stadium, in Pune. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli gestures towards Indian fans during a test match in Mohali. (Image: PTI)

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'Run Machine' Virat Kohli gets playful during a practice session in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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Cricketer Virat Kohli during a practice session in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli appeals for a wicket during the first test match at Green Park in Kanpur. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli gestures as if he listens to the crowd during a test cricket match in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli during a practice session ahead of a test match against England. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli does the 'Gangnam style' after his team won the ICC Champions Trophy final cricket match against England at Edgbaston cricket ground, Birmingham. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli reacts after wicketkeeper misses a stump chance. (Image: AP)

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Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli gets bandage on his shoulder during a practice session at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli reacts after a catch dropped by the teammate during a test cricket match against Sri Lanka in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli attempts for a catch during practice session in Nagpur. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli enjoys some wisecracks with teammates post the practice session in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli clicked in a pensive mood during the interaction with media in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli takes a selfie with a fan post his practice session at MAC Stadium in Chennai. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli caught sharing a lighter moment during a practice session in Visakhapatnam. (Image: PTI)

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Indian cricketer Virat Kohli keeps an eye on the fielders during a test match against Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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Virat Kohli stretches during the practice session at the Ferozshah Kotla stadium in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli with the trophies post a test match between India and Sri Lanka in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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Cricketer Virat Kohli during a practice session ahead in Indore. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli in a cheerful mood during a practice session ahead of the third Test match, in Indore. (Image: PTI)

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Virat Kohli during a practice session at Eden Garden in Kolkata . (Image: PTI)

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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