Virat Kohli: Cricketer of the Year, Shuffler of Players

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Virat Kohli: Cricketer of the Year, Shuffler of Players

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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he list of Virat Kohli’s recent achievements sounds just like a character title out of Game of Thrones. Cricketer of the Year, Captain of Test and ODI Teams, Master of Sledging, Bollywood’s Favourite Daamad, Shuffler of Players…

At this point, the overwhelming love that India feels for Virat Kohli could only be rivalled by the love we feel for our mothers. After all, the man is like a machine, churning out runs the way Oppo and Vivo churn out advertising boards across the hinterland. I would give up my entire comic book collection to watch Kohli spearhead a run chase. To see Kohli complete a century and leap in the air in celebration like an ISRO satellite, the human equivalent of a can of RedBull, gives my heart a boner.

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