Virat Kohli is one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He has set several batting records and is the only player in the world who can match Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100 international hundreds. Kohli, who revolutionized the Indian cricket team’s fitness standards, deserves credit for building one of the fittest teams in modern cricket.
Virat Kohli deserves credit for developing a young team and getting the most out of his players.
- Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya’s attacking batting style has undoubtedly helped India win a number of games. He’s even been dubbed India’s “next match-finisher,” taking the title from MS Dhoni himself. Kohli has consistently backed Pandya and has played a key role in his development.
- Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami made his test debut for India in 2013 under MS Dhoni’s leadership, and he has always had the potential to be a great bowler. Despite this, he wasn’t consistently bowling in the right areas and went for runs at the end. Shami showed a different version of himself after coming under Virat Kohli’s captaincy and bowled very fast at the right lengths. He appeared to be in better shape than ever before, and he began to establish himself as a great bowler for India in all formats. He now executes the yorkers flawlessly at death overs.
- Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj, the latest Indian player to be groomed by Virat Kohli, played for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) under the 33-year-old and has since replaced Umesh Yadav in the Indian team. Since making his national team debut, Siraj has consistently delivered, and Virat Kohli deserves credit for giving the youngster a chance and a platform to express himself.
- Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja is proving to be a valuable asset for India in all formats, and he has put up some impressive numbers in the last three years to back it up. Jadeja rose through the ranks alongside Virat Kohli in U-19 cricket, and after an impressive start to his IPL career, he made his limited-overs debut for India in 2009 under MS Dhoni. He was in and out of the side because he wasn’t performing really well. After losing his place in the Indian limited-overs side after the 2017 champions trophy, he has made significant contributions in all formats under Virat Kohli.
- Yuzvendra Chahal
Chahal was named to the Indian team following the 2017 Champions Trophy, replacing Ravichandran Ashwin, who had a dry spell during the tournament. Chahal joined Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2014 and was quick to impress the captain. He was a consistent performer in the IPL, earning a spot on the Indian team. Chahal owes his international success to Virat Kohli.
- KL Rahul
KL Rahul has become such an important part of Team India’s success that the 29-year-old has been mentioned as a future captain candidate. Under Kohli’s leadership, Rahul has become one of the best players not only in India but in world cricket as well. The Karnataka batsman hasn’t looked back since making his debut in 2014.