World Cup 2023: The charismatic Virender Sehwag, former Indian opening batsman, was renowned for his fearless style of play, regularly demoralizing bowlers with his audacious strokes. A stalwart of the game, Sehwag’s contributions to Indian cricket have been nothing short of phenomenal.

Since hanging up his boots, Sehwag has transitioned seamlessly into the realm of cricket punditry, frequently sharing insights, opinions, and predictions about the modern-day cricketing scene. One of his latest predictions for the upcoming World Cup 2023 has turned quite a few heads.

World Cup 2023: In a recent media interaction, Sehwag dropped a bombshell by picking none other than Virat Kohli to be the standout batsman of the World Cup 2023. Contrary to popular expectations which lean towards the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, or Suryakumar Yadav, Sehwag’s faith is firmly placed in Kohli to light up the tournament with multiple tons. Drawing parallels with the iconic moment from the 2011 World Cup, he remarked, “I hope Virat Kohli will score many centuries and become the highest run-scorer in this World Cup. Hopefully, after winning the World Cup, Team India will lift him up just like they lifted Sachin in 2011.”

For those in need of a refresher, the 2011 World Cup saw cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar emerge as the tournament’s second-highest run-scorer, amassing 482 runs from 9 games, inclusive of two century knocks. Sehwag, a critical component of the 2011 World Cup-winning team, vividly recalls those moments.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

World Cup 2023: Sehwag’s predictions have generated a buzz within the cricket community, amplifying the anticipation for the upcoming World Cup. Will Kohli live up to Sehwag’s expectations? Only time will tell, but one thing is certain: fans worldwide are in for a cricketing treat.