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World Cup 2023: Virat Kohli honored with best fielding award for his captivating win against Australia

Kohli electrifies the atmosphere at Chennai by delivering his captivating and outstanding performance

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- October 09th 2023 11:52 AM -- Updated: October 09th 2023 11:56 AM
World Cup 2023: Virat Kohli honored with best fielding award for his captivating win against Australia

World Cup 2023: Virat Kohli honored with best fielding award for his captivating win against Australia

IND vs AUS, World Cup 2023: An icey and calm partnership between Virat Kohli and KL Rahul helped India manage to secure a six-wicket victory over Australia at Chennai's Chepauk stadium to kickstart their ICC Cricket World Cup campaign with a win.

Following India's thrilling six-wicket win against Australia in the fifth match of the ODI World Cup at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday, Virat Kohli was awarded the gold medal for best fielding by Indian fielding coach T Dilip.


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Kohli electrifies the atmosphere at Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai by delivering his captivating and outstanding performance in India vs Australia World Cup 2023. 

In the visual, which is doing rounds on Internet posted by BCCI, Virat Kohli can be seen awarded the gold medal by the fielding coach. 

Indian fielding coach T Dilip also explained that why Virat Kohli was choosen for the award. He said that by adding that the team focuses on consistency and not just one catch but overall performance, for which he chose Virat Kohli for the best fielding award

"In today's game against Australia Shreyas Iyer was excellent with diving while fielding. But in our team, we always talked about consistency; it is not about just one catch but overall performance and it is not only just doing your job but backing up and encouraging other teammates to perform better. So, I think this one goes to Virat," T Dilip said while awarding the medal. 

"BTS from the #TeamIndia dressing room - By @28anand. A kind of first gold #CWC23 | #INDvAUS And the best fielder of the match award goes to," BCCI wrote on X while sharing the video.

Virat Kohli’s magnificent performance in the first inning gave the Men in Blue an upper hand on the match. Virat also took a stellar catch of Mitchell Marsh to put India on top early in the match.

Notably, India's three pronged spin bowling attack of Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravichandran Ashwin put up a magnificent inning and dismissed the Aussies for 199. Jadeja picked up three wickets. Kuldeep and Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets each. Meanwhile, Mohammed Siraj, Hardik Pandya, and Ashwin scalped one wicket each in the fifth ODI World Cup match.

In their upcoming fixture, India will square off against Afghanistan on October 11 at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. 

- With inputs from agencies

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