Virat Kohli-Our Next Captian Cool

Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian Test Cricket Team and Vice Captain of ODI Indian Cricket team

With his skill, dedication and determination, he has earned the admiration of many. He is the new face of Indian cricket. This article tells you a few facts about this cricketer who is always in the news for some reason of the other.

  1. His Love For Tattoos:

Kohli loves tattoos and has gotten himself inked four times. Among the four, his favorite tattoo is the one of a Japanese Samurai warrior with a raised sword. This tattoo that is a symbol of courage and fearlessness shows his confidence in personal as well as professional life.

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  1. An Emotional Decision:

Kohli showed the true spirit of sportsmanship when he did not let his personal life crisis come in the way of his game. This incident brought Kolhi to the limelight as he represented Delhi in the crucial match against Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy ,that on which his father passed away. He made an incredible score of 90 runs in this match.

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3. One of the most marketable athletes in the world:   SportsPro has given Kohli the 3rd position in the 2016 list of the most marketable athletes in the world.

  1. Fastest Indian Batsman for various landmarks:

Kohli is also the fastest Indian batsman to reach the score of 1000, 3000, 4000 and 5000 runs in the ODI cricket. He achieved the latest milestone in Napier this year.

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  1. First Indian Batsman to score a century on the World Cup Debut:

Virat made history by becoming the first Indian to make a score of hundreds on his World Cup Debut. He accomplished this feat in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.

  1. One of the top ten international best dressed men:

In 2012, Virat was one among the list of the 10 best dressed international men. This list also included the US President Barrack Obama.

  1. Scored 20 centuries in ODI:

Kohli is the 8th cricketer in the world to have scored 20 centuries in ODI. The 7th cricketer to reach 20 centuries is Gayle. The other players are retired. He also has more number of centuries than Gambhir, Gayle, Sehwag, etc.

  1. ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2012:

In the year 2012, Kohli scored the maximum number of runs in ODI and test cricketer and won the ICC’s Cricketer of the Year award. During this accomplishment, he was just 23.

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  1. Arjuna Award Winner:

In the year 2013, Kohli received the prestigious Arjuna Award for his achievements in the international cricket.

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  1. Highest individual scorer at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium:

On 21st July, 2016, when Kohli scored a double century against West Indies and earned the earned the title of the highest run scorer at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. Chris Gayle was the previous best with a score of 150.

Virat Kohli has made several records and he is just 27. He will surely break many more records in the years to come.

 

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