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Virat Kohli in TIME's 100 most influential people list, Sachin Tendulkar pens profile

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Apr 20, 2018, 11:29 am IST
Updated Apr 20, 2018, 11:31 am IST
Kohli had a stellar last season scoring 2818 runs across all formats and slammed 11 centuries.
 Kohli led India to the final of the Champions Trophy, ODI series wins over England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and Test series wins over Bangladesh, Australia and Sri Lanka (twice).
  Kohli led India to the final of the Champions Trophy, ODI series wins over England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and Test series wins over Bangladesh, Australia and Sri Lanka (twice).

Mumbai: Virat Kohli is arguably one of the best batsman in the world right now across all formats. Team India skipper has been consistently scoring runs and winning games for the side. Last year  Kohli was right at the top of his game scoring 2818 runs across all formats and slammed 11 centuries.

Not only his bat did all the talking, Kohli led India to the final of the Champions Trophy, ODI series wins over England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and Test series wins over Bangladesh, Australia and Sri Lanka (twice).

 

After such a stellar season as a captain, he has been named as one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people. One of the greatest cricketer of all time Sachin Tendulkar wrote Kohli's profile in the magazine.

He wrote that the 29-year-old's "hunger for runs and consistency" has been remarkable and has become the "hallmark of his game."

Kohli has captained India to 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia . Tendulkar who had watched Kohli leading the victorius side  said that the  U-19 World Cup was very important for India, as it would define the next bunch of youngsters who would go on to represent the nation.

 

"That was the first time I watched this young, passionate player lead India. Today, Virat Kohli is a household name and a champion in cricket. Even back then, his hunger for runs and consistency was remarkable, something that has become the hallmark of his game," said Tendulkar about Kohli.

"Virat took the criticism he faced during a disappointing West Indies series and returned home with a goal: to improve not only his technique, but also his fitness level. He's never looked back," Tendulkar said.

The legend also said that he sees Kohli as a very focused guy who will turn detractors into followers .

 

“My father always told me that if I focused on what I was doing, over time, detractors would become followers. Virat seems to have a similar outlook when it comes to his game. I wish him all the best for his career ahead and am confident he will continue to bring pride and glory to India through cricket. Go Virat! he signed off.

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