When Virat Kohli went on to the scene, he was a brash, chubby young lad who appeared like taking on the world in his personal terms. In various interviews, he has accepted that he did not acquire his fitness or diet in a serious manner and for him, training implied spending some hours in the nets.

However, 10 years through the line, that brash young lad has provided away to a slim, fit run-scoring machine who is defining again batting with every match. The Indian skipper has acquired this decade and has established in place a peerless example for the remaining players to move about.

Kevin Pietersen's humorous message on Virat Kohli's return picture
Kevin Pietersen’s humorous message on Virat Kohli’s return picture

Taking to Instagram, he supplied a picture of himself from 10 years prior and also compared it to one of his recent photographs. The change is for all to discern, the chubby man on the left is smiling at a player with the amazing jawline.

Earlier England batsman Kevin Pietersen who has supplied the dressing room with Kohli returning in 2009-2010 when he fiddled for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, supplied a funny comment when he said: “I recall that man on the left!!!!” Such has been Kohli’s establishment on the decade that he discovers himself in all of Wisden’s Team of the decade. Also, he is the only Indian to be established with the name in the top 5 cricketers of the decade. His intelligence has been to rise, time and again, to the challenge.

At the end of the England tour in 2014 and the upcoming Test against Bangladesh at Kolkata in November, Kohli averaged 63, with 21 hundred and 13 fifties,” stated Wisden regarding Kohli.

“In many ways, there is not. From the retirement of Sachin Tendulkar and the slow waning of MS Dhoni, no cricketer in the whole world has operated under this type of daily pressure like Kohli,” it further included.


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