Ex-Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly remains unsure if Virat Kohli's latest world record will ever be overhauled in the future. Ganguly, known as the 'Prince of Kolkata', also warned that the former Indian captain is not finished yet and has more records to rack up in the coming days and months.
Kohli, who walked out in the semi-final against New Zealand on Wednesday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, created history as thousands of fans witnessed bowed down. The 42nd over of the innings saw the 35-year-old run two and reach the magical three-figure mark. He succumbed to his knees, soaking in all the emotions after letting out a roar.
Speaking to ANI, Ganguly was in awe of Virat Kohli and Team India, claiming that their performances have been unbelievable and hopes to see them lift the trophy.
"I don't have any adjectives. I don't know if anyone can break such a record. And this is when Virat Kohli is not finished yet. He is only 35 and he will play more for India. It is a monumental achievement. I played with Sachin all my life and when he got to 49, I thought how big is that? Kohli has gone past him, so my congratulations to him. It has been fascinating how the team has played in this World Cup. It is just unreal and fantastic to watch. Good wishes to every member of the team for the final match."
"I played the role so that the guys around me can come and express themselves" - Virat Kohli
At the innings break of the semi-final, Kohli was thrilled to be congratulated by Sachin Tendulkar, but was not worried about the record and was only concerned about the win.
"Well, I'm feeling (pauses). Again, the great man just congratulated me. It feels like a dream. Too good to be true. Big game for us and I played the role so that the guys around me can come and express themselves. As I said, for me the most important thing is to make my team win. I've been given a role this tournament and I'm trying to dig deep. That's the key to consistency - play according to the situation and play for the team. It's the stuff of dreams."
Mohammed Shami took 7 wickets as Daryl Mitchell's century went in vain, with India winning by 70 runs after piling on 397. The Men in Blue will either face Australia or South Africa in the final.