Virat Kohli’s Tale: A Journey To Become The Most Complete Sportsman

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Virat Kohli – A School Of The Outstanding Qualities Of A Human Being

Virat Kholi is the person who is known as one of the most complete sportsmen in recent years. The journey to became “THE VIRAT KOHLI” was no easy trail. Such persons born very rare who influences the world by dedication, hard work, perfectionism in all fields to become such legends.  He is one of the greatest & rarest sportsmen who is born to play cricket in such manner that no other cricketer ever touched such high bars. Sportsmen are usually known by the records they achieved during their career. But there are a few sportsmen who are known by their perfections and the dedication for the sports.

Now, Virat Kohli is not just a name but the title of a great tale of consistency, extraordinary hard work, exceptional potential, and exemplary class. Virat Kohli for what he has done and what he has achieved needs no introduction. He is not just one of the best batsmen in the contemporary era of cricket but he is rather the best across all formats. He has become synonymous with a run machine that is always hungry for big centuries. 

Before we talk about the amply high pedestal of fame and success he stands today, we would rather give you an insight into his journey to the pinnacle. From being a small boy hailing from a middle-class family to being a prodigy, his journey is just amazing. 

How it all started for Kohli?

Who knew that one day this lad from Delhi will redefine the norms of the game and the context of consistency! Having represented his city at various levels, Kohli made his first-class debut in the year 2006. 

The ICC U-19 World Cup 2008 which made way for Kohli 

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Virat Kohli and his abilities were noticed for the first time at a national level when under his captaincy India won the 2008 Under 19 World Cup. The World Cup fame took him to the national team cruising and just a few months after the world cup he made his debut for India. 

Kohli’s first encounter with international cricket  

While millions strive to represent India at the highest level, Virat Kohli earned this opportunity at just the age of 19. When he stepped into the world of international cricket, not many would have anticipated that one day he will emerge as the emperor of the kingdom of international cricket. 

From a reserve batsman to a regular batsman 

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On his ODI debut at Dambulla in 2008, Kohli could only score 12 runs and it did not turn out to be the best of debuts. He had to wait for 3 years to make his test debut against West Indies at Kingston. 19 runs from 2 innings are all that he managed in his first test. By 2011 he had established himself as an imperative middle order batsman and the 2011 World Cup went down in golden words in the account of India cricket’s history. 

Kohli never gives up on improving

From his eating habits to his training to his batting, he is never complacent with anything. He trains the hardest in the Indian team. For his passion for cricket, he happily gave up on his favorite food dishes. Over years he has worked on each weakness of his to become an impeccable batsman. His training and his appetite for runs are what separates him from others. 

The garb of captaincy 

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It was never easy to step into the shoes of a captain which won almost everything for India. To take MS Dhoni’s legacy forward and lead the team was never going to be easy. But Kohli has never liked what comes easy. In 2014 he became the test captain while he became a full-time captain in 2017. While others succumb to the pressure of captaincy, he only got better and better. 

The present-day Kohli 

The present-day Kohli is a highly improved version of his initial cricketing days. It was only recently that he became the fastest batsman to reach 10000 ODI runs. He achieved the feat in only 205 innings getting the better of Sachin. Virat Kohli has become the biggest thing in cricket ever and his stature is just growing. 

Virat’s Batting Records:

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 73 124 8 6331 243 54.57 10865 58.26 24 19 700 18 67 0
ODIs 214 206 36 10183 183 59.90 10970 92.82 38 48 954 111 102 0
T20Is 62 58 15 2102 90* 48.88 1543 136.22 0 18 214 46 32 0
First-class 105 172 15 8580 243 54.64 14768 58.09 31 27 1013 33 98 0
List A 248 239 39 11625 183 58.12 12506 92.95 42 56 1118 135 120 0
T20s 247 234 44 7744 113 40.75 5808 133.33 4 56 718 243 114 0
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