When the India vs South Africa match at the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 concluded, two records made it to the history books. First, it was Virat Kohli’s ton equaling Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most hundreds in one-day internationals (49), and the other was the number of concurrent viewers on Disney+ Hotstar.
The Sunday’s clash between the two top teams drew 4.4 crore concurrent viewers, setting a new global streaming record. “Our record-breaking streak continues! Here’s to many more, India! 🙌🏼🍾” the company posted on X.
Previously, the streaming platform had concurrent viewers record of 4.3 crore during the match between India and New Zealand on October 22. The India vs Pakistan match earlier in the tournament saw 3.5 crore concurrent viewers.
What IT minister said
Ashwini Vaishnaw, minister for electronics and information technology, posted on X highlighting the streaming record, Kohli’s record-equaling ton which came on his 35th birthday and lowest data cost.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also posted on X wishing team India and Kohli.
“Our cricket team is triumphant yet again! Congratulations to the team for a splendid performance against South Africa. Great teamwork,” he posted.
“They have also given a great birthday gift to Virat Kohli, who played a lovely innings today. @imVkohli,” the PM said.
Men in Blue in semis
After beating Sri Lanka in its previous match, the Indian team booked a berth in the semi finals of the tournament. South Africa is the second team to have reached the semis. Australia looks to reach the next round as New Zealand and Pakistan are in the fray to grab the final spot.
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