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The Indian skipper Virat Kohli made it to the list of TIME magazine’s ‘100 most influential people for 2018’.

There is more thing that has made the occasion even more special for Virat Kohli. Sachin Tendulkar wrote his profile after he was named on the prestigious list of people.

Virat Kohli came to the bigger stage when he led the India Under-19 team in World Cup in 2008. Sachin Tendulkar had noticed the hunger for runs in Kohli at that time, and the latter has come a long way in his career since then.

The Indian captain is right now one of the best batsmen in the world. Kohli has followed the same path, as Sachin Tendulkar in his cricketing career.

Sachin Tendulkar Pens Virat Kohli's Profile in TIME's 100 Most Influential People List
Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli (Photo Source: PTI)

Sachin Tendulkar wrote for Time.com,

“The U-19 World Cup in 2008 was very important for India, as it would define the next bunch of youngsters who would go on to represent the nation. That was the first time I watched this young, passionate player lead India.”

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Sachin Tendulkar Pens Virat Kohli's Profile in TIME's 100 Most Influential People List
Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli (Credits: Noah Seelam/AFP)

The Master Blaster added Kohli had a hunger for runs, as a teenager was also remarkable and he has carried the same determination forward.

It is known Virat Kohli worked hard on his fitness and he has been able to reap fruits for the same.

Tendulkar further penned down,

“Today Virat Kohli is a household name and a champion in cricket. Even back then, his hunger for runs and consistency was remarkable, something that has become the hallmark of his game.”

Sachin Tendulkar Pens Virat Kohli's Profile in TIME's 100 Most Influential People List
Virat Kohli (Credits: AFP)

The Indian legend further added that Virat Kohli hasn’t looked back after failing on the West Indies tour. Tendulkar also praised RCB captain for working on his fitness.

Sachin Tendulkar further wrote,

“Every sportsman knows what it’s like to have good spells and bad ones too. Virat took the criticism he faced during a disappointing West Indies series and returned home with a goal: to improve not only his technique but also his fitness level. He’s never looked back.”

Virat Kohli has come a long way in his career, and he has been able to reap fruits for the hard work he has put in his game over the years. The Indian captain has also led the Men in Blue with all the aplomb, and he has been instrumental in growing Indian Cricket.

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Gautam Chauhan

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