Cricket is one of the biggest sports in Asia but even more so in India. No wonder some cricketers enjoy the popularity that Bollywood stars could only dream of. One such cricketer is Virat Kohli who overshadows many in terms of fame.
The fame of Virat Kohli is not just confined to India or Asia but all over the world. In recent data revealed by Google, the swashbuckling batter currently sits at number 10 among the most searched Asian on Google Worldwide.
The next cricketer on the list is Mahendra Singh Dhoni in 32nd and Rohit Sharma in 43rd place. In another feat, Virat Kohli managed to reach 200 million followers on Instagram and became the third most followed sports personality, only behind the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentinian Lionel Messi.
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When it comes to cricket though, the 33-year-old is going through a rough patch of form. Having underperformed in the recently concluded Indian T20 League, the Bangalore player took a break from cricket. After missing the India- South Africa T20I series at home, the right-hand batter has finally joined the Indian team in England for a Test match. India is going to play against England in a solo Test match, that was rescheduled from India’s 2021 England tour.
Earlier, Kohli had contracted COVID-19 but has recovered after going through quarantine. In a piece of recent news, the current captain Rohit Sharma suffered the same fate and is under quarantine in the team hotel.
All cricket fans await Kohli’s 71st International century for a very long time. Notably, the once top batter has not made an International century, since November 2019. The ex-captain had to also forgo his captaincy due to a drop in form.
In the recently concluded Indian T20 League, the Bangalore batter scored 341 runs in 16 matches at an average of 22.73. His shocking strike rate of 115.98, however, has caused the most chatter about his form.