Virat Kohli Receives Best Fielder Of The Match Medal, BCCI Shares Dressing Room's Behind-the-Scenes | Watch
With an incredible 15 catches, Virat Kohli has surpassed the record of 14 catches held by the legendary Anil Kumble to become the Indian player with the most ODI World Cup catches. Mitchell Marsh's catch put Kohli into the record books.
Cricket fans were treated to a unique behind-the-scenes look at the Indian team's celebration following their thrilling World Cup victory against Australia in a recent video released by the BCCI on social media.
The video, which offered a glimpse into the private quarters of the Indian cricket team's dressing room, was the centrepiece of the post that BCCI posted on social media.
By @28anand, BTS from the #TeamIndia dressing room A little unusual," the BCCI post said.
The thrill of the triumph itself was heightened by a magical moment during the fielding. Virat Kohli dismissed Mitchell Marsh with a spectacular catch in the slip, showcasing his extraordinary fielding abilities.
The "Best Fielder of the Match" award was given out by the team's fielding coach, T Dilip, in an unusual move by India's head coach, Rahul Dravid. Dilip stressed the team's emphasis on consistency while acknowledging Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer's exceptional performances.
In a touching moment, Virat Kohli politely requested that Dilip give him the award by putting it around his neck, despite the fact that he was not the recipient. The squad erupted in cheers and acclaim at this gesture, and Kohli even bit his medal playfully in response, bringing back memories of India's triumph at the Asian Games.
This idea seemed to particularly excite Hardik Pandya, who is known for his energy, which added to the festive mood in the dressing room.
India defeated Australia in the opening World Cup match, winning by an astounding six wickets with 52 balls remaining. Batting first, Australia set a goal of 199 runs, mostly thanks to some outstanding spin from Ravindra Jadeja.
India got off to a great start in the ICC Cricket World Cup thanks to the batting heroics of KL Rahul and Virat Kohli, who clinched the team's triumph at Chennai's Chepauk stadium after a difficult start.
Anand Subramaiam, Media Manager & Senior Producer at BCCI and IPL, captured the behind-the-scenes film, giving spectators a close-up view of the celebration and unity that characterise the Indian cricket squad.