Many people call him a Maverick, a Gambler, the man with the golden touch, but he is very much a Visionary . He is like a businessman who by seeing the product calculates the profit and loss. His ability to take intuitive decisions sometimes makes us believe in Sixth Sense. He does not create any fuss around him and likes to always keep it simple, which has also earned him the title of “Captain Cool”. An athlete who has played many Sports right from his childhood days keeps him fit and healthy. His is not afraid to change things. Totally unorthodox in his thinking as well as his actions. His unbiased attitude towards senior and junior just for the betterment of the game in country displays his fearless attitude towards existing establishments. The most successful Indian captain ever. His fearless attitude, powerful hitting, and a great ability to read the game, have made him one of the most dangerous ODI players.
Winner of World Cup T20 2007
ICC World Cup 2011
Champions Trophy 2013.
Holds the record for highest runs scored by a wicketkeeper (At that time)
Became the first Indian to hit 10 sixes in an ODI
Awards and Recognition
ICC World ODI XI: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
ICC ODI Player of the Year: 2008, 2009
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest honour given for achievement in sports, 2007–08.
Off-Field Personality / Brand Image Traits
He comes across as a quick thinker and good judge of situations. He connects very well with the youth.
An avid footballer, likes to play different sports when he is not playing cricket. For the first time in Indian history a cricketer has come out and supported Football so strongly. His love for bikes is not hidden. His admiration for army is depicted by his clothing and adventurous tours in difficult terrain. His witty comments and showmanship are a delight. A female hearth-rob, he inspires everyone and creates an aura around him wherever he goes. A small town boy who realized his dream by hard-work and sincerity. He is ranked 16th in the list of Forbes Highest paid athletes.
“The level of batsman-ship falls steeply as he enters the field in white clothes” is the talking point for his critics. Sometimes he leaves thing for too late and almost often fights the lone battle.