Virat Kohli on brink of equalling Vivian Richards' record

Virat Kohli's style of leadership is billed as aggressive by most pundits. Illustration courtesy Austin Coutinho

Virat Kohli's style of leadership is billed as aggressive by most pundits. Illustration courtesy Austin Coutinho

He's scored runs in abundance and after scoring greatly in the test series he only got better in the ODI series.

He moved ahead of Brian Lara in the all-timers' ODI list and is now seventh in the ODI list of all-time rankings led by Vivian Richards with 935 points. If the Indian skipper will make 18 runs in this match that he will become the first Indian cricketer to make 2000 runs in the T-20 global.

However, Kohli is enjoying the time in the rainbow nation, so far led the team to a historic ODI series win against the Proteas and now aiming for the T20 series already winning the 1st T20I. Richards had scored 216 runs in ODIs, and 829 in four Test matches. The 6 Match ODI series which India won 5-1 saw a flurry of runs coming from Virat Kohli's bat. When you have a leader like that, who leads by example, the other guys jolly well follow. "Otherwise, they know what to expect", he added.

Such has been his dominance, that he is now on the cusp of one unimaginable record, a record which was glittering on the record books, a record which might be carved away by the Indian captain!

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"That's the beauty about this team on this trip where I feel proud as a coach about my boys is the intensity they showed". At the same time, the two young spinners picking up more than 30 wickets between them is absolutely brilliant.

Kohli, who played an unbeaten knock of 129 to guide India to an eight-wicket win in the final ODI at the SuperSport Park, had said, "People who are close to me deserve a lot of credit".

India started the tour on a poor note by losing the first two Test matches. For the two series against England and Australia, Kohli and the team needs to go early. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who claimed 16 wickets in six matches, moved up eight positions to the 21st whereas Chinman bowler Kuldeep Yadav rose 15 positions to get to the 47th spot.

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