The Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli is one of the best batsmen across all formats especially in ODIs and T20Is. India’s newly appointed coach Vikram Rathore speaks that he is the hardest working player.
He remains focussed in nets and make sure that he produces the magic at the field. Kohli is the only player in modern day cricket to average 50 plus across all three formats.
He added, “One of the best examples in which I saw was in the 2016 IPL where he scored four hundred and hit 40 odd sixes. He was going through a great patch of form and after that, we had a tour to the West Indies. After playing like that for two months in the IPL, he goes to the West Indies and in the first match he scores a double hundred without hitting a single ball in the air.”
“So that kind of change to bring into your batting because you are playing a different format, not many cricketers can do that. With Virat Kohli, I think he can play the way he wants to play. He can play according to different situations and that I think is his biggest strength”, Rathour concluded.
Kohli has played a total of 248 matches (239 innings) and scored 11867 runs with an stunning average of 59.33. He is 3rd among the highest number of centuries scored in ODIs. So far, Kohli has hit 43 centuries and 58 half-centuries. Out of the 43 half-centuries, 26 have come while chasing big totals.
Since becoming the captain of the ODI side, Kohli has shown tremendous consistency. His biggest abilities is to take run fast and hit boundaries at will.
In the T20I format, Kohli has the highest average while chasing down targets. He 82 matches ( 76 innings) and scored 2794 runs. He is currently the leading run-getter in this format also.
Kohli has shown tremendous consistency in the Test format. He played a total of 86 Test matches ( 145 innings) and scored 7240 runs with an average of 53.62. Out of the 27 centuries he has scored so far, 7 has been converted into double centuries. He has led India to an historic Test series win over Australia after a gap of 71 years during the 2018/2019 series.
Under Kohli’s captaincy, the Indian Cricket Team showed complete domination and led to victories at home. He also won maiden T20I series in New Zealand and England, ODI series in Australia and South Africa.