King Kohli is one name which is synonymous with cricket but is he really the King or is it just a myth?
Virat Kohli – The Best Batsman in History of Cricket: An ICON who is the epitome of determination, commitment and ever-growing finesse. The one name which is chanted breathlessly and echoes loudly in a stadium blinded by lights. Just recently Virat Kohli equalled MS Dhoni’s record of 27 Test wins making him the joint-most successful captain for India in Test cricket.
People say Virat Kohli is an unmatched and the best batsman but do stats say the same?
Let’s talk in numbers
No one in this generation comes close to Kohli in the shorter format. The 30-year-old is the fastest man to score 10,000 ODI runs in the history of the game, and in terms of numbers, there’s a simple argument to suggest he’s the greatest ODI batsman ever.
He averaged 133.55 runs in one-dayers last year (2018) which, quite frankly, is ridiculous. Of course, numbers aren’t everything, and since the days of Sir Viv Richards, the game has evolved into something far more explosive.
World Cups not for King Kohli just another myth
Going by his own standards, the Indian skipper has had an ordinary World Cup this year. But still, he had a decent tour with 5 half-centuries in his kitty surpassing Sachin Tendulkar and others
Strangely, Kohli’s World Cup record isn’t flattering. In the previous edition, he had just one hundred to his name and scored 305 runs in eight innings. In 2011, with a century and a half-century to his name, he managed 282 runs from nine innings.
But we are sure he has the time to bust this myth around him just like others.
Still the greatest batsman of all time
Kohli’s cover drive is one of those sporting privileges – like a Roger Federer backhand or a Lionel Messi dribble.
There have been many occasions where he has proved that he is also the greatest cricketer of all time. Being the captain of the Indian team in all formats, the run-machine has always led from the front and has also contributed a lot to the Indian cricket team to help it reach newer heights.
Virat Kohli is also a part of the ‘Fab Four’ group, which includes top cricketing stars of the modern era like Steve Smith, Joe Root, and Kane Williamson. Here we state out 5 prime reasons that why Kohli is King Kohli and not just a myth:
1. Consistent in all formats of the game
The foremost thing which makes Virat Kohli the greatest of all time is his consistency with the bat. He is dominating every format of the game by piling on plenty of runs every day. Since his debut in 2008, he has continuously focused on improving his batting skills and thus, we can say that with each passing day, Kohli is becoming stronger and almost unbeatable.
2. Fitness level Ronaldo
Virat Kohli has set an example of fitness for the young cricketers. He has given his first priority to his health and has trained his body exceptionally well.
Kohli has maintained his body a lot and has always looked in great shape, which makes him even stronger and which is what separates him from other cricketers. He follows a strict diet plan to keep himself focused, confident, and determined towards cricket.
3. Game and commitment go hand in hand for the guy
Virat Kohli has not just set the benchmark in cricket with his classic batting but has also shown extraordinary dedication towards the game on many occasions. He has always been very passionate about cricket and has always been respectful and committed to the game.
Pain has never stopped Virat from giving his best.
When his father passed away during his early days of playing cricket, he was taking part in the Ranji Trophy. However, neither did Kohli skip the match nor did his performance deter. Instead, he played a valuable inning of 90 runs to save the match for his team.
4. Over-whelming gestures off the field
Despite his aggression on the field, Virat Kohli is really kind-hearted outside the 22 yards. He stays down to earth while interacting with the fans in spite of his overwhelming achievements with the bat. He has proved this on many occasions.
5. Shutting all the controversies emerging as an Embarking Leader
Being given the wheel of the ship of Indian cricket in 2017, the now captain has marvellously proved his mettle as a phenomenal personality in the new age athletic arena. Under Virat, the team blue is blazing with energy-infused under his assertive and bold captainship.
India has a 75% win percentage in ODIs under Kohli and has a 63% winning percentage in T20Is. With a very short career as a captain, he has led from the front both as a batsman and as a cricketer.