India’s cricketing talisman and a very consistent performer in all formats, Virat Kohli is celebrating his 32nd birthday today, November 5.
The world’s best cricketer received wonderful birthday wishes from Indian cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar, Ravi Shastri, Yuvraj Singh and VVS Laxman, current players Suresh Raina, Mohammed Shami, Wriddhiman Saha and many others also wished him. Virat Kohli is set to wear the Indian jersey for the upcoming tour of Australia after a long break. At present, Kohli is leading Royal Challengers Bangalore in the ongoing Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates.
On his 32nd birthday, here are some of his noteworthy achievements, and see how he wedded sporting excellence to become the world’s best cricketer.
His own achievements
Performance on the pitch remains the common factor behind the success of any sportsperson. Virat Kohli scored 20,960 international runs with 69 centuries–No other batsman could achieve this over the same period. In his cricketing career so far, Kohli has scored 7,240 Test, 11,867 ODI, and 2,794 runs with 27 centuries in Test matches, and 43 centuries in ODIs. Currently, he is at No. 2 in ICC Test rankings, and No. 1 in ODIs.
Virat Kohli made his debut in international cricket in 2008. Step-by-step, he kept on building his career and continued to contribute to Indian cricket. Today, the whole world not only knows this cricketing icon but also appreciates his cricketing excellence.
Positive body language, confidence and his aggressive gestures on the field always keep him in the limelight with or without batting performance. Due to his magnetic personality, Kohli is seen as a perfect marketing representative for top companies in the world. He naturally understands how to use his personality to connect with their customers. As the top brass of Indian cricket, he realises the significance of choosing endorsements and picks the brand he really wants to promote.
Let’s recall four of his top performances in video which helped him to make a mark as one of the world’s best cricketers.