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Novak Djokovic, David Beckham, Satya Nadella and more: 8 international celebrities who lauded Virat Kohli, Team India’s performance at ICC World Cup 2023

Both Virat Kohli and Mohammed Shami have been outstanding in the ICC World Cup 2023. Kohli's batting prowess and Shami's bowling skills have been hailed by global celebrities. Here is a list.

Novak Djokovic, David Beckham, Satya Nadella and more: 8 international celebrities who lauded Virat Kohli, Team India’s performance at ICC World Cup 2023

Top international celebrities laud Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team’s performance at ICC World Cup 2023. 

Last Updated: 02.52 PM, Nov 16, 2023


Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami made history by claiming seven wickets, the highest by an Indian bowler in a World Cup match, propelling India to a 70-run victory over New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2023 semifinal. This marked the Indian cricket team's 10th consecutive win, securing their spot in the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

The first innings saw India reach a formidable 397/5, fueled by centuries from Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer. Kohli notched his 50th ODI ton, achieving the milestone in the presence of his idol Sachin Tendulkar.

A dekko of how global celebrities appreciated the Indian team for the win.

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Extending a heartfelt gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the Indian cricket team for their extraordinary triumph against the Netherlands in a World Cup match. He conveyed his delight at the team's exceptional performance, specifically commending centuries by Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer, as well as Mohammad Shami's impressive bowling skills.

2. Satya Nadella

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, like millions of others, experienced an adrenaline rush while watching the screens on Wednesday, witnessing the exciting World Cup semi-final that culminated in India's impressive 70-run victory over New Zealand.

3. Novak Djokovic

World-famous Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic congratulated Indian cricketer Virat Kohli for his outstanding performance at the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. On microblogging site X, Novak reposted a post that celebrated Virat Kohli scoring his 50th one-day international hundred, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar's record. He said, “Congratulations @imVkohli Legendary.”

4. David Beckham

Famous English footballer David Beckham was present in India on Wednesday to watch the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023 live at the Wankhede Stadium. Camerapersons spotted him cheering for Team India as well as Team New Zealand as they battled to enter the finals of the tournament. Taking to Instagram, he added, “Kohli. The record breaking 100.”

David Beckham's Instagram Story.
David Beckham's Instagram Story.

5. Sachin Tendulkar

On microblogging site X, world famous Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar penned a note for Virat Kohli which read, "The first time I met you in the Indian dressing room, you were pranked by other teammates into touching my feet. I couldn’t stop laughing that day. But soon, you touched my heart with your passion and skill. I am so happy that that young boy has grown into a ‘Virat’ player. I couldn’t be happier that an Indian broke my record. And to do it on the biggest stage - in the World Cup Semi-final - and at my home ground is the icing on the cake."

He congratulated everyone for the "Shami" final as well. 

6. Thomas Mueller

Two days ago, German footballer Thomas Mueller hailed Indian cricket team, especially Virat Kohli’s performance, in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. Taking to Instagram, he wore a jersey in support of the Indian cricket team and said, “Look at this, @virat.kohli | Thank you for the shirt, #teamindia 🇮🇳 | Good luck at the @cricketworldcup #esmuellert #cricket #worldcup #india”

7. Vivian Richards

Sir Vivian Richards, former West Indies cricketer, hailed India’s performance at the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. He was present at the Wankhede Stadium to watch the match as well. In a official video shared by the International Cricket Council, Sir Vivian Richards hailed Virat Kohli’s performance in the game.

8. Akash Ambani

World-famous business tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s son Akash Ambani watched India Vs New Zealand match live at the Wankhede Stadium. He was seated alongside David Backham and cheered for Team India.

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