ODI World Cup 2023: Virat Kohli makes bizarre record of scoring 14 runs in one ball against Bangladesh

In the 17th game of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023 against Bangladesh, former India skipper Virat Kohli started his innings with 14 runs off the first ball

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Former India skipper Virat Kohli had a dream start to this innings against Bangladesh in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. When he came to bat at 88/1 in 12.4 overs, Hasan Mahmud overstepped when Kohli took a double to begin with. One more run was added to the team total due to the no-ball. The next ball was a free hit but once again, the pacer overstepped.

This time around, the right-hander hit a boundary. Once again, on the second free hit, the Delhi player hit a six to make it 14 runs off one ball. Although the Tigers weren't in the game with either the bat or the ball. With this, the team further went into trouble. After having scored only 256/8, the Green Brigade managed only three wickets. Kohli went to score his first ODI World Cup hundred after the 2015 event.

Wanted to make a big contribution: Virat Kohli

The two-time World Cup winner needed 26 runs to get his hundred when the team needed as many runs to win. At this stage, the 34-year-old managed to score all those runs with KL Rahul playing his role of remaining at the non-striking end

"Sorry for stealing it (the player of the Match award) from Jaddu. I wanted to make a big contribution. Have made fifties in World Cups, wanted to finish it off this time. (Free hits to start off) I was telling Shubman that even if you dream about this situation, you go back to sleep. It was a dream start. It just calms you down. The pitch was good, allowed me to play my game - hit the gaps and find the boundaries whenever I could. Great atmosphere in the dressing room. The spirit is there for everyone to see. You need to create some momentum in the changing room to come out and play like this. Special feeling to play in front of such crowds," Player of the Match Virat said in the post-match.

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