The former and current cricketers can’t help but shower praises for the current Indian captain Virat Kohli. Currently, the best limited-overs format in the game, the 31-year-old has established himself as one of the best in the business. Virat Kohli has formulated himself as an inspiration to millions and his teammate Shreyas Iyer is one of the latest ones to hail his captain in a session on Instagram.
At present, Virat Kohli occupies the number one spot in the ICC ODI rankings and number two in Test rankings behind the former Australian captain Steve Smith. As far as the shortest format goes, the Delhi batsman is within the top ten and the leading run-getter, marginally ahead of his limited-overs deputy, Rohit Sharma. Kohli is also one of the fittest cricketers in the world today.
Accolades also galore for Virat as the captain, who kept India in the top of Test rankings for more than three years. With 33 wins in 55 Tests as captain, he is the most successful Indian skipper in the most extended version. In ODIs, the 31-year old lead the men in blue to the final and the semi-final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy and the 2019 World Cup.
Virat Kohli is a role model for all the youngsters in the team: Shreyas Iyer
Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer is one of the newest members in the Indian white-ball outfit. And in a short span of time, the 25-year-old has realised the energy Kohli brings to the side and says that his appetite for success remains the same regardless of any game. Shreyas Iyer feels that Virat Kohli displays the same passion in every match as if it’s his maiden for India.
“Virat Kohli is a role model for all the youngsters in the team. The hunger he shows is great, he is like always playing like his first match. He is like a lion, his energy never goes down.” the Delhi Capitals skipper said in an Instagram session with the franchise.
The right-handed batsman made his debut for India in 2017 itself; however, wasn’t regular until after the 2019 World Cup. Ever since that, Shreyas has solidified his spot as India’s number four in white-ball cricket, especially after the recent New Zealand tour. As for Kohli, he has thus far featured in 86 Tests, 248 ODIs, and 82 T20Is and has 7240, 11867, and 2794 runs respectively.