Twenty three hundreds at the age of twenty six. This is what we call Virat performance fully justifying his name Virat Kohli. Now there are only four batsmen ahead of him in terms of number of tons. But except Sachin Tendulkar, others are not far and considering his present form very soon he will be ahead of them.
Before his debut in international cricket, Virat had established himself in under 19 group. He was the one who had led the junior team to world cup victory. 2008 was the year when he made his first appearance in the one day cricket.In the last seven years, he has broken many records.He is credited with the fastest ODI century by an Indian player. He has many fastest record in his name. It includes fastest batsman to complete 6000 runs in ODI and 1000 runs in T20 matches. All these superlative performances have fetched him numerous awards like ICC ODI player award, Arjuna award to name a few.
Considering his consistent performance, he has provided strength to the middle order. This need was being felt after the exit of Rahul Dravid. No wonder he was handed over the vice-captaincy in 2012. He was the first choice she MS Dhoni stepped down as a skipper in test cricket.He is all set to be the next captain in ODI in the years to come. His latest century was special because he didn’t take undue risk while completing his ton. Plus it also helped India level the ongoing series against South Africa. Well done Virat, keep setting new benchmark.