A batting maestro and not many people will disagree that he is India's next number 4 filling in Sachin's Big Boots (not literally). He is a hunter , a chaser and an even better batsman in second innings. His fearless brand of cricket is appreciated all around the world. Undoubtedly the best young batsman in the world but he has achieved this with sheer hard-work and determination to succeed. His ability to accept and learn from his mistakes makes him special. He relishes challenges and is not one to take things lying down. His exceptional form for the past few years, dashing personality, good communication make him one of the most sought after brands, which is vindicated by the fact that he earned close to Rs. 40 crores in a year in endorsements alone.
Most ODI runs by an Indian cricketer in 2010, 2011, 2012
Most Test runs by an Indian cricketer in 2012
Cricket World Cup 2011 Winner
Awards and Recognition
ICC ODI Player of the Year
People’s Choice Award for Favorite Sportsperson of the Year
Off-Field Personality / Brand Image Traits
A Stylish Delhi Boy, Virat lives a very glamorous life. He appreciates good looks and is a youth sensation. The 'Virat' thing about Kohli is his ability to demonstrate brilliance at most difficult situation. When people choke, he delivers. When people see difficulty, he sees opportunity . His ability to not get bogged down speaks a lot about his combative and fearless nature. Very famous among younger generation who does not wait for some opportunity but rather creates one , who appreciates dominance , who are restless. He likes to live in the present and enjoy it to the fullest. He is the poster boy of Indian cricket.
He tries to do too many things when he initially comes to the crease which can sometimes lead to his downfall. Arrogant and can be disrespectful at times. He has been criticized for losing his temper on field, and excessive use of abusive language.
List of Brands Endorsed
PepsiCo, Adidas, Cinthol, Toyota motors, TVS Motors, Fastrack, Royal Challenge, Sangam Suitings, Fair and Lovely, Flying Machine, 3C Company, Red Chief Shoes, Celkon Mobiles, Clinic All Clear