He is a wonderful modern-day cricketer, who has recently surpassed MS Dhoni in terms of popularity. He is the fourth highest earning celebrity in India. Yes, Virat Kohli, who is leading the team India against Sri Lanka, has shown the potential of being a good skipper. He is known for his aggressively game play and does not believe in hiding his emotions, be it while executing the responsibility of the skipper or otherwise. Off course, owing to his style and class, he remains in the lime light for one reason or the other. Nowadays, his close association with Bollywood sensation Anushka Sharma has become talk of the town. Although Kohli is known to be a temperamental individual, but off late he has shown the signs of maturity, off and on the field time and again.

Given his maturity and superb cricketing skills, be it batting, fielding and captaincy, many of the writers have already projected him as the long-term captain of team India. Even while playing for RCB in the IPL, his contributions have been vital. Imposing trust in his talent he was made captain of the team in the year 2013. Kohli is not only one of the most dependable batsmen in the Indian middle order, but he is also a very good runner between the wickets who develops a chemistry with the batsman at the other end and is often seen guiding them. He is a stroke player who performs well under pressure. His perfect timing and footwork adds glory in his game play. His defensive technique is very impressive, although at times due to his bold and attacking batting style, he fails to strike well, but everyone knows that this is his commitment for the game that despite his out of form stint he holds very impressive record. This itself speaks volumes about his abilities.

Overall he has emerged as a very responsible, talented, and mature cricketer who will serve Indian cricket for a long time. Today, while displaying the power of his impressive batting skills, he has achieved another landmark of becoming the fastest batsman to the 6000 runs mark in ODIs. He has done this in his 136th innings whereas the earlier record was held by Sir Vivian Richards of West Indies who had made 6000 runs in 141 innings.

We do hope to see him achieving many more glorious records in the times to come.

Batting and fielding averages

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

BF

SR

100

50

4s

6s

Ct

St

Tests

29

51

4

1855

119

39.46

3705

50.06

6

9

224

7

28

0

ODIs

143

135

19

5950

183

51.29

6608

90.04

20

31

575

56

66

0

T20Is

28

26

5

972

78*

46.28

738

131.70

0

9

105

20

13

0