This year’s IPL is witnessing something spectacular, the experts are running out of adjectives, the former legends are amazed by the batting heroics they’ve witnessed, and the fans just can’t stop praising the run-machine—Virat Kohli.
NEW DELHI – With the level of talent on show, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has new records set each year. But this year’s IPL is witnessing something spectacular, the experts are running out of adjectives, the former legends are amazed by the batting heroics they’ve witnessed, and the fans just can’t stop praising the run-machine—Virat Kohli.
‘Mr. Consistent’, ‘The Next Sachin’, and ‘Modern-day legend’ are some of the common phrases linked with the Skipper of the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Virat’s staggering form—during the Asia Cup, earlier this year, was a sense of optimism for the Indian fans, which he carried into the World T20 Championship. The 20-over World Cup saw Virat’s batting rise above the level he represented in the Asia Cup—winning the Player of the Tournament Award in both competitions.
But much to the delight of Kohli’s fans, the best was yet to come. With 13 matches played in this year’s IPL, Virat has raced away to 865 runs—most in an IPL season, scoring five half centuries and four centuries. Leading the run-scoring chart in IPL 8, Virat Kohli is followed by AB de Villiers (597), David Warner (567), Ajinkya Rahane (461), and Rohit Sharma (459). The stats show that the 27 year old is in a ‘League of his Own’, and the other batsmen in contention for the ‘Orange Cap’ are a country mile away from him.
Is he in the form of his life? The question will continue to emerge as Kohli brings out his best each time he walks out to the crease to bat. His current form shows that Virat is hungry for more, and the fans surely believe that the best is yet to come.