Why Virat Kohli is called the King of Cricket? How he earned it?

When Virat Kohli hit that six against Haris Rauf over his head in the World Cup match, the legendary commentator Jarrod Kimber said, “That’s a shot of an emperor. He is not just a king; he is a genius, Virat Kohli’s a genius.”

There are many players who have played this beautiful sport of cricket and are the legends of the game but there are very few players like Virat Kohli who have absolutely ruled the sport during their career and hence he has the tag of the King of Cricket.

May it be scoring centuries for fun, making difficult chases a piece of cake, or ruling the opponents, Virat Kohli has done them all. He is a player who is feared by his opponents and is a walking work of art. With his phenomenal batting, Virat Kohli has made every stadium in the world into a theatre of dreams where every kid has dreamt of being like him one day.

Let us have a look at some stats that make Virat Kohli, the modern master, the run machine, and the King of Cricket.

  • • Virat Kohli is the highest run-scorer in the IPL as of now. He has 7263 runs and is the only batter to cross the 7000-run mark in the biggest domestic T20 league.
  • • He has 75 international centuries to his name, second to only the God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar (100 centuries).
  • • Kohli is the only Indian batter to have scored 7 double-centuries in international Test match cricket.
  • • Virat was the fastest to score 12,000 runs in ODI cricket as he achieved the feat in just 251 innings leaving behind his fellow countryman Sachin Tendulkar who completed it in 300 innings.
  • • The Modern Master has the most Player of the Series awards in T20I cricket (7) and he has the best batting average in T20Is among all the active players (52.74).
  • • Virat Kohli won the award for the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Decade as well as the ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy).

Only a few records and stats are not enough to define the stature of Virat Kohli and why he is the King of Cricket. It’s the aura of him that makes him special. His beauty flaunts when he plays the cover drive or the flick through mid-wicket.

Virat Kohli is a national treasure for India as he has made the most impossible dream of Indian cricket, winning a test series overseas, possible. Not once or twice, but multiple times.

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