After the golden fab four of Indian cricket – The Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, ‘The Wall’ Rahul Dravid, The classy VVS Laxman and Dada Sourav Ganguly, it can well be fab five with the destructive Virender Sehwag, Indian cricket was keen to find out who would take forward the batting legacies of these legends? Luckily, the wait was not for long, as the answer came in the form of Virat Kohli.
The flamboyant and aggressive skipper has turned 30 today. He is already being counted among the greats now with his insatiable hunger for runs, be it in any format.
Such has been his form and match winning ability that in a very short span of time, he has rightly earned adages like – Run Machine, the greatest run chaser and currently holds the tag of the best young batsman in world cricket.
one of the most significant attributes that probably sets Virat apart from the rest is his aggression. He plays with no fear.
The hallmark of a great player lies in his ability to handle pressure. Virat has shown the uncanny ability to come out on top in tough situations. He has been a phenomenal run chaser for India. And has fashioned many a win for India with his astonishing batting when all hopes were lost. That is the magic of Virat Kohli. He is fearless in his game. He has all the shots in the book and is not hesitant or tentative to any ball thrown at him .
The reason he at the top of his game his amazing fitness regimen. He has raised the bar of Team India with his fitness skills . And it has rubbed on his team- mates as well. The reason why this Virat kohli captained is so fit is because the skipper is leading the way from the front.
Everybody talks about Sourav Ganguly being aggressive for making then Aussie skipper Steve Waugh wait for the toss, but Kohli’s absolute contempt for Johnson is not talked about much in the same vein as Ganguly’s.
The nation of a billion earlier used to pin hopes on ‘God of cricket’ Sachin Tendulkar to bail them out of crisis and help them win. The synonym has now changed in Indian cricket – today Indian cricket’s fortunes depend on Virat Kohli. The Sachin Tendulkar era is now history. It is the Virat Kohli era now. The best batsman in Indian cricket is not from Mumbai, but from Delhi.
Virat Kolhi is already a modern day great and a legend in the making given his insatiable hunger for runs in all formats of the game. He plays cricket with lot of pride and passion. And the body language , the walk to the crease is so positive and determined . And gives it all in the field with his demonstrative and expressive actions . That is the way he plays his cricket .
With age on his side , Virat is now clearly poised to break all the batting records in his career he plays in the same vein as he is now. Each hundreds of his be it any formats has been not only to cherish but applaud the masterclass on display.
Not only on the field, the superstar Virat Kohli is hot not only on the field but off the field as well. After his marriage to Bollywood’s top actress Anushka Sharma, Virat – Anushka Jodi has become one of the hottest pairs and power brand as well.
According to a Finapp report, Virat Kohli’s total net worth is to be Rs 382 cr $ 60 million , while for Anushka’s total net worth is said to be around Rs 220 cr $ 35 million dollars i.e the Virushka duo have a staggering earning of over Rs 600 crore. Many brand experts are of the view that the duo will soon break the Rs 1000 crore barrier as a pair.
Virat’s earnings come from match fees, payment for the IPL (Indian Premier League) and income from brand endorsements. For Anushka, money comes from film remuneration, brand endorsements, private investments and so on. She now reportedly charges Rs 10 crore per film and Rs 4 crore per advertisement. Making her one of Bollywood’s top actresses .
So Virat Kohli is the king not only on but off- the field as well. Hence It is time the BCCI handles Virat Kohli with care and ensure that he does not get burnt out due to workload and the amount of cricket Team India plays. IF Sachin Tendulkar , not being dropped in his entire career and got breaks so that he could prolong his career, the same privilege should be given to Virat as well as he too like Sachin in heydays is today’s master blaster.