The tradition of T Dilip awarding the fielder of the match medal to players after the match continued at the Eden Gardens on Sunday, following India’s resounding 243-run victory over South Africa. Throughout most of the tournament, the fielder of the match medal was frequently claimed by Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, and Ravindra Jadeja. However, this time, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma was the new winner. Rohit was awarded the medal for his leadership and contributions to the team’s convincing win against South Africa.
Rohit Sharma wins best fielder medal
In a video shared by the BCCI on its official Twitter account, the suspense builds as a mobile camera appears to stop at Rohit Sharma, indicating that he is the winner. When it was confirmed that Rohit had won the medal, the entire team erupted in joy and celebrated the achievement.
No "Bugs" were harmed in the making of this video 😉
We had a new contender and a new winner this time 🏅 in the City of Joy
WATCH 🎥🔽 – By @28anand
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 6, 2023
Virat Kohli equals Sachin’s feat
In the same match, Indian star batsman Virat Kohli celebrated his 35th birthday and made history by equaling Sachin Tendulkar’s record of scoring the most ODI centuries with his 49th ton. India secured its top position in the points table with this significant milestone. Apart from Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja also shone with his performance, taking five wickets for just 33 runs.
Rohit Sharma starts India’s inning with bang
Under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy, India set a massive target of 327 runs. Kohli contributed an excellent knock of 101 runs off 121 balls, supported by Shreyas Iyer’s quickfire 87 off 77 balls, and significant contributions from Suryakumar Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja. Rohit Sharma also played a quickfire inning of 40 runs off 24 balls.
South Africa’s batting
When South Africa came into bat, they struggled to chase the target and were bowled out for just 83 runs. The Indian bowlers put up an exceptional performance to secure the victory, maintaining their dominant form throughout the tournament.