Virat Kohli is a determined spirit who made his way to become one of the finest cricketers of all-time through sheer self belief and hard-work. He has made run-scoring look easy and has many records to be broken in line. Kohli was the only cricketers to make it to Forbes’ list of the top 100 highest-paid athletes in the world for the year 2020.
Kohli has often showed his love for the sport through his aggression and hardly gives an inch to his opponents on the field. But off it, Kohli is a completely different personality, he likes to spend time with his family, read books, train consistently and maintain his vegan diet, and to top it all he is not fond of fame or attention.
Virat Kohli doesn’t have strength of Chris Gayle or ability of AB de Villiers: Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir has shared the state and national team dressing room with Virat Kohli. The two have also had their share of verbal fights in the IPL. Gambhir believes Kohli was always a smart cricketer, who turned his T20 career successful by simply being fit. The former India opener also claimed he does not have the ability that AB de Villiers or Brian Lara possessed.
Speaking on Star Sports Cricket Connected, Gambhir heaped praise on Kohli, when asked what makes him so effective in the shortest format, “He was always a very smart cricketer, but then he turned his entire T20 career into a very successful one, just by being supremely fit. Probably because he does not have the strength of Chris Gayle, he doesn’t have the ability of AB de Villiers, he probably does not have the ability of somebody likes Jacques Kallis or Brian Lara.
“The biggest strength he’s got is now his fitness and he’s turned that into his game as well, that’s why he has become so successful, so you got to give it to the guy. The most important thing is that he runs really well between the wickets, not many people do it.”
In normalcy, Kohli would be leading RCB in the IPL 2020 at the moment, but due to the pandemic situation he has resorted to training at home and interacting with sports personalities on social media.