Here is what trended last night other than India’s win against New Zealand in the CWC 2023 semi-final on and off the field….
Yes, the mainstream news is that India has achieved a final spot in the world cup decider as they won in the India VS New Zealand match. Defeating the Kiwis by 70 runs in the first semi-final match, at Mumbai’s Wankhende Stadium. Led by Kohli’s grand total of 117 that propelled the team to achieve a daunting figure of 397-4! Although, Virat Kohli hitting his 50th ODI century was BIG and all the cricket world can talk about, it wasn’t just it….
There was so much more happening last night in the cricket world at the CWC 2023 semi-final. Apart from of course their globally applauded win there were some electrifying moments on and off the field that turned it into an even bigger spectacle. Here is a collection of the top 5 moments:
1. Superstar Footballer David Beckham Attends The Semi Final In India
The superstar footballer and athlete’s attendance in the semi-finals in India has sent the internet into a frenzy. He was seen chilling with ex-Indian captain and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and playing football with the star of last night’s match, Virat Kohli. All the celebrities in attendance flocked to get their instagram shots with the world famous athlete. David Beckham said “I am lucky to witness the history, coming to India for the first time & I came to India at the right time as well – I am so humbled”
2. Virat Kohli Breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s World Record!
The ace cricketer and husband to Bollywood star, Anushka Sharma certainly made headlines as he had the entire world congratulating him. Virat Kohli in the India VS New Zealand match broke Sachin Tendulkar’s world record after scoring his 50th international century! Surpassing the legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most ODI hundreds.
Sachin Tendulkar, who too was present in the stadium watched from the stands as Virat Kohli achieved the feat and bowed down to his childhood hero exactly 10 years after this Indian legend’s final test match, that too at the same venue. How surreal? After bowing to Indian Cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar, he showered his wife, who stood in the stands beaming with pride, with a flurry of flying kisses.
Kohli shared during the innings break: “All this feels like a dream honestly, It’s too good to be true. It feels surreal.”
3. Virat Kohli, Just A Man Completely, Entirely & Purely In Love
Virat and Anushka continue to win hearts! In a series of world cup moments, once again it’s truly swoon worthy to witness the adorable love between them, with those precious moments still present even after so many years. It’s the kind of enduring love that many aspire to achieve.
Virat Kohli is not just claiming the title of being the cricket king but also the most devoted husband and the greenest flag there is. The way he glanced up from the stands into the bustling crowd to spot his wife was an utterly charming moment, reminiscent of a young boy deeply in love. Some argue that it perfectly captures the essence of a man completely giddy in love.
4. Anushka Sharma’s Adorable Reaction To Her Husband’s Achievement
Throughout India’s matches in the World Cup, Virat Kohli’s better half Anuskha Sharma has been there in the stands, with her beeming, signature proud smile cheering on her husband! Their chemistry, sweet moments have been a significant highlight in the CWC 2023. From asking her to clap for him, to her sending him flying kisses and big claps – their relationship is easily the most admirable!
In last night’s win for India, Virat’s very special moment gave us another gem. As he beat a world record, his wife clearly overcome by emotion clapped, cheered for him as the couple had a super sweet exchange of flying kisses. Oh, our hearts….
5. It Sure Was A Star Studded Semi-Final
India’s entry into the semi-finals called for all the celebrities of B-town to flock to the Wankhede Stadium! The Bollywood and cricket A-listers joined forces yesterday as we saw many along the likes of David Beckham, Anushka Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor, John Abraham, Madhuri Dixit, Kiara Advani and Siddharth Malhotra making an appearance and also were seen to be rather excited to meet David Beckham.
Which of these moments truly made the CWC semi final an even more interesting event? Which moment had you truly cheering on even though we might have lost our spot in the CWC 2023?