Who Is King of Cricket And Why Is he Called King Of Cricket

The King of Cricket of the world is Virat Kohli. He is a right-handed batsman. He is on the number one rank, and his rating is 871. Kohli made his first-class debut for Delhi against Tamil Nadu in November 2006 at 18 years old and scored 10 in his innings. He came into the spotlight when he decided to play for his team and score 90.


Virat Kohli is the captain of the Indian Cricket team. He is regarded as the best batsman globally, and he is also known as the King of cricket.  He is also known as the chasing specialist, and he averages 98.25 in India’s successful chases; along with this, he has scored almost twenty hundred and chases six hundred targets. 


Virat made a milestone of fastest to 10000 runs in ODIs, which he achieved in their ongoing series with west Indians. Kohli took 205 innings in ODI to reach this landmark. 

Kohli scored 14 centuries only in 50 games, pointing with 22 in 220 innings 

Awards and Achievements

Kohli has been the recipient of many awards. 

  • ICC Cricketer of the Year 2017 & 2018 
  • ICC Test Player of the Year 2018
  • ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012, 2017, and 2018 
  • Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2016, 2017, and 2018. 
  • Forbes has ranked Kohli as one of the world’s most famous athletes and Forbes’s most valuable athlete brands. In 2018 
  • A magazine named Kohli one of the 100 most influential people 
  • In 2020, Forbes ranked Kohli 66th on their list. 
  • With an estimated $26 million earnings, Virat Kohli is the only cricketer to feature in Forbes. 

This year Kohli achieved impressive numbers in ODIs, where Kohli stands at the fourth number with 889 runs against the West Indian. 


Bairstow led the chart with 1025 and followed by Bairstow 2 countrymen. He took 22 matches and averaged 46.59 while Kohli just took ten games and standards one twenty-seven. 

This year, he hit four full centuries and three half-centuries. In the ongoing series with West Indies, he got a hold of another achievement of India’s highest partnership with Rohit Sharma when he put on two four-six runs for the second wicket while chasing it.

A Modern-Day Legend

There is no doubt, Kohli is the finest cricketer today. With his temperament and technique, he can conquer more milestones ahead and more accomplishments in his career. His passion for cricket makes him the very best among all other competitors and is also why Kohli is known as the King of Cricket. He proved his skills as a batsman and as a very successful captain even. He is a modern-day legend and surely will get down in record books as the greatest of all time.

His Early Career

Initially, the authorities deployed the Delhi lad at many positions in the batting line, from replacing Virender Sehwag as an opener in the middle-order. After just 25 ODI innings, he already amassed nine 50 plus scores/points and two centuries. He has always believed in backing his confidence. Once Kohli grew in maturity in the OD, lean patches made eyeball grabbing consistency.

  • The aggressive right-hander had a great run in the year 2010, during which he amassed 1000 runs. 

  • Kohli did not let his guard down in 2011 by scoring a century in his World Cup match against Bangladesh and contributed decently throughout the game. 

  • The Test cap ended when authorities selected him for the tour of West Indies in 2011. 

  • His mettle’s most robust evidence came early in 2012 during his maiden ton in whites on India’s tour to Australia; he put in a brave batting display while the others failed. 

  • The King of Cricket’s efforts paid off, and the board soon handed over the vice-captaincy of the Indian team to him ahead of the Asia Cup in 2012. 

  • He ended the match as the highest run-getter, including a whirlwind 183 off 148 balls against Pakistan.

Kohli is the most favorite cricketer of India, and he has a huge fan following worldwide. He once said, ‘I always dreamt of holding the bat and winning games for India. That was my inspiration to take up cricket.’

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