Indian captain Virat Kohli’s rise in the international cricket is not a hidden secret and his staggering number across formats is enough to call him as arguably the best batsman in the world at the moment.
His composure along with skills and talent has seen him averaging more than 50 in the shortest format of the game despite being a form of cricket where strike rate is more valuable than knowledge of cricketing shots.
In the ODIs, Kohli is second on the list of most ODI centuries with total 32 tons – lagging only behind legendary Sachin Tendulkar and one cannot bet against him to surpass the genius batsman.
Despite being brilliant in the Twenty20 and ODIs there were still question marks over his composure in the longest format of the game but his newfound ability to score big runs off late in Test cricket means that he has surpassed Sir Donald Bradman in terms of conversion rates from 50 to 100.
Kohli also thrives under pressure – a trait hard to find among batsmen, especially skippers. Ever since he took over the baton from Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Tests, the right-hand batsman has racked up 2,560 runs with 10 centuries and four fifties at an astonishing average of 59.53 in 29 Tests.
Bradman, considered as the epitome of batting performance, had scored 14 tons and seven fifties in 24 Tests with a 50-to-100 conversion rate of 66.67%. Kohli, on the other hand, has done that with a rate of 71.43%!