Why is Virat Kohli considered a goat in cricket?

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Short answer:
  • Virat Kohli is very successful in all forms of cricket.
  • He set the record for the quickest 23,000 international career runs.
  • Virat Kohli maintains the highest level of fitness.
  • Virat Kohli has received all major cricket awards from ICC and others.
  • Kohli has one of the strongest mental strengths.
  • He has one of the highest batting averages of 57.7 in ODIs
Virat Kohli Batting

Virat Kohli has made the most centuries than any other active cricketer[edit]

As of November 2022, Virat Kohli has scored 71 international centuries—27 in Test cricket, 43 in ODIs, and 1 in T20Is than any other active cricketer. Virat Kohli has scored a century in the second innings more times than anybody else in history. His seven centuries are the most ever scored by a captain in a single game.[1]

Virat Kohli has one of the best cricketing batting technique[edit]

Because of his height and the fact that Virat Kohli has put a lot of effort into improving his fitness, he is a much superior front-foot player. Regarding the flip shot, Kohli is more powerful than the other players. Because Kohli presses forward with his natural movement and possesses a horizontal back-lift, he is more effective on his front foot than when he is playing off his back foot.

As the bowler prepares to release the ball, Kohli makes a trigger movement that causes him to step back into the crease and hunch low to judge the ball's length. As a result of this movement, he is very harsh on deliveries that are placed in the slot. Kohli enjoys using both of their feet, playing the flick in front of the square, and targeting straight boundaries in their games.

On occasions, Kohli's bat speed has worked against him in Test cricket on wickets with seam movement or sharp spin. These kinds of surfaces need a player to have more control of his swing. There are instances when he goes at the ball with too much force, without putting his front foot forward and across the field.[2]

Kohli during 2015 CWC India v UAE

Virat Kohli has a strong mindset to focus on winning the games for team and perfom at his best[edit]

When it comes to batting, mindset is one of the most important factors, and it is just this component that has allowed Virat Kohli to develop into the attacking batsman he is today. The Indian batter has a superior state of mind that enables him to demonstrate purpose and dominate bowlers. This is something that is also driven by his insatiable desire to achieve success. Even though he was batting away from home against one of the best bowling attacks, he didn't back down from the challenge of facing the bowlers and played a brave style of cricket.

Kohli has a well-rounded understanding of the sport overall. He is well aware of his past accomplishments, but they are not the primary focus of his attention. He places a far higher priority on winning games for India, and he views this accomplishment as his primary purpose. On a more global scale, he is well aware of his place in the competition and the influence that he may have on others.

Virat Kohli has potential to break most of the batting records[edit]

As of November 2022, Virat Kohli is currently the player with the most total runs scored in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). In 113 Twenty20 Internationals, he has scored 3932 runs at an outstanding average of over 53 and a strike rate of 138.45. He needs 68 more runs to become the first batter in the history of the current T20 to reach the milestone of 4,000 runs scored.

Virat Kohli has been set to break record of highest runs and most centuries of Sachin Tendulkar in ODIs.[3]

Virat Kohli has received all major cricket awards from ICC and other cricketing organizations[edit]

Virat Kohli's career record as of 7 November 2022
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 102 262 113 134
Runs scored 8,074 12,344 3,932 10,323
Batting average 49.53 57.68 53.13 50.60
100s/50s 27/28 43/64 1/36 34/36
Top score 254* 183 122* 254*
Wickets 0 4 4 3

Virat Kohli has received one of the highest honors and awards through halfway career[edit]

Sporting awards and honors
Year Award/honor Notes
2018 ICC Test Player of the Year
2012 ICC ODI Player of the Year
2017 ICC ODI Player of the Year
2018 ICC ODI Player of the Year
2016 Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World
2017 Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World
2018 Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World
2011–2020 Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy ICC Men's Cricketer of the Decade
2017 Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy ICC Cricketer of the Year
2018 Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy ICC Cricketer of the Year
National awards and honors
Year Award/honor Notes
2013 Arjuna Award [4]
2017 Padma Shri India's fourth highest civilian award[5]
2018 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award [6]

One incident that changed Virat Kohli to be one of the greatest cricketer of all time[edit]

When Kohli's father Prem died away in December 2006, when he was watching a Ranji Trophy game in Delhi, the resilience of Kohli's intellect was put to the test. It was anticipated that he would pull out of playing for Delhi versus Karnataka; nonetheless, he continued to participate. Instead, he came out and scored 90 runs in a last-ditch attempt to preserve Delhi from loss with the help of his teammates.[7]


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