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Kohli now has 39 ODI centuries, just 10 away from Sachin's world record of 49 -- which was compiled over more than twice as many matches (463) as Kohli has played so far (218). Virat's ODI batting average (59.76) is easily ahead of everyone else who has scored more than 5 ODI centuries, and Virat has scored at a stunning strike rate of 92.84. (Sachin had an average of 44.83, and a strike rate of 86.23).
The closest average to Kohli's is AB DeVilliers' 53.50 -- although AB has now retired from international cricket, having made 25 centuries in his 228 ODIs. Dhoni also averages (just) over 50 with the bat in ODIs, and Rohit Sharma slightly less (48.29).


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:bounce: Kohli is a better batsman in all forms of the game this Talented in india :bounce:


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Kohli talked about a "surprise package" Prasidh Krishna for the T20 World Cup. It would be a surprise indeed. He was crappy for KKR. His T20 numbers are 36.66/8.66. Not wicket-taking, nor containing. He has had a stellar List-A career for Karnataka and has had a good start in the FC matches but putting him in a T20 world cup when we have Bumrah, Saini, Chahar, Hardik, Bhuvi, with Thakur and Umesh in the reserves and, if he figures it out how to keeps the runs down in this IPL, Shami, is crazy.


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Prasidh is fast and has had a very good recent record in FC and List A. Kohli likes pace.


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Yes, but unruly pace is useless. See Umesh. Or Varun Aaron. If he really wants him, he should ask MSK to drop Thakur and play PK.


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I am a big fan of Virat Kohli, not only the cricketer, but the whole person. Here is a story about him and Sir Viv. Interestingly, his kindness, do things yourself and make things happen attitude is what I love. And, his fighting spirit. Fitness focus. All priorities that I greatly value.

I became a fan when I think, he was 19, his dad died. He still played the Ranji Match I believe. His dad had a heart-attack. He was not out on 40 and his team, Delhi, was trying to avoid follow on. He came back and scored 90 and helped his team. Responsibility and care for the game.

BTW, there are two VK threads. Would a kind moderator please merge them?


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Virat Kohli On The Verge Of Getting Dropped From India's T20I Squad? Top BCCI Official Gives Major Hint

https://m.dailyhunt.in/news/india/engli ... 61e&ss=wsp


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According to pak bowler Mohammad Asif, Kohli will struggle with age as he is a bottom hand player, its hard to carry that reflex with age but at the same time he said bottom hand players will look as GOAT when they are in rythm, but will decline with age. When it comes to Sachin, Ponting or Dravid, he expressed they are upper hand players which have very less effect with reflex, and can execute variety of shots, as a result they maintain their dominating form for long time


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I respect Kohli as well not just for his batting prowess but also for turning our cricket team into a professional outfit in terms of fitness, preparation, focus etc. which is needed for sustained sporting excellence. However, I do think he is now on the downside of his career, so hopefully can continue to produce but will accept a reduced role if he isn't.


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Agree fully with the professionalism part. Except that I think he does need to accept anything per se. The selectors should drop him if they feel he is not good enough or if he is out of form. I am sure he will not be a disruptive force if he is dropped, etc. Hopefully, it will light a fire under him to come back stronger. He just needs a break.


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Things needs to be tried to make Kohli strong again. His captaincy leaving saga, clash with Ganguly Jay Shah and the selector needs to be discussed in a table, with him along with all those involved in the incident in an open way. He has been struggling mentally after this huge controversey. Lets all the party meet and solve this matter. This will definately make him mentally strong. Secondly, give him a long break if he wants, BCCI needs ECB like policy where star player like Stokes, Archer are very much open in asking for long time break.Last, the technical part, in 2014 England tour he was in similar situation and Sachin played a big role in solving it and bringing beast mode out of him. He could go back to him again to clear those mistakes and come out strong.


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A must needed thread. In Virat Kohli we believe.. Meanwhile this is an article written on him..
https://theoneliner.in/virat-kohli-an-u ... g-mindset/