Kohli's “Virat Cricket Challenge” topping the charts on Google Play

Sudipta / 19 December 2015

Indian Test captain Virat Kohli’s digital popularity continues to rise rapidly with his mobile game “Virat Cricket Challenge” topping the charts on Google Play.

On Friday, google released the list of the most searched sportsperson in 2015. Virat Kohli tops the list.

Indian team under the captaincy of Virat Kohli won the Test Sri Lanka Test series 2-0 after 22 years and humbled invincible South Africa 3-0 at home.

In ODIs, this 27-year-old batting sensation has scored 6831 at an average of 50.60. He hit 23 hundred so far in 166 ODIs.

“Yesterday, Google released the list of most searched sportsperson in 2015 and it was helmed by non-other than our current Test team captain Virat Kohli. Today his digital popularity has risen into another level with #ViratCricketChallenge, the mobile game on Virat Kohli is topping the charts on Google Play,” read a press note from his management company.


“The game developed and published by Nazara Games on December 14th is at the top of the charts on the Google Play Store within days of its launch. This is the fastest ever rise of an Indian game on the play store thus showing the popularity of Virat Kohli among fans and gamers,” it claimed.

“This is also a new dawn for Indian Gaming where things have just started to take off. This is a rare instance of an Indian game topping the charts of Google Play leaving behind popular global games like Candy Crush, Temple Run, Clash of Clans, Subway Surfers etc,” the release added.

The vice captain of Indian ODI team will tour Australia for five match ODI series and three matches T20 series. His current form is not good; he has been very incocnsistent during South Africa series. He failed to get the going during South Africa’s 3-2 sereis victory over India.

During the Australia series, his form will be crucal for India’s destiny.


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