Team India captain Virat Kohli acquired several milestones in his existing illustrious career in 2019. He bagged India to record 12th continuous Test series achieved at home, with success over South Africa and Bangladesh, mainly.
The right-handed batsman also similar to Ricky Ponting’s record of 41 international 100s as captain, post his majestic ton in the 2nd Test with rivalry to Bangladesh previous month. Post a hundred in India’s initial-ever pink-ball Test, Kohli surpassed Steve Smith to gain the top spot in the newest ICC Test Rankings again.
As the year arrives in an end, Kohli has included another feather to his list of victories. As per launch from Google, the skipper has bagged the list of “top-trending Sports Personalities” in 2019 in India.
The 31-year-old pipped prior India captain MS Dhoni and vice-captain Rohit Sharma to be the top player in the whole list. Out-of-action Hardik Pandya and Yuvraj Singh, who stepped down in June this particular year, are at the fourth and fifth position, respectively.
Shuttler PV Sindhu, who bagged the World Championships gold this particular year, is the only non-cricketer sportsperson in the list, at 8th place.
While, Kohli is just six runs far from completing 1000 T20I runs at home, and he might get the milestone when India take on West Indies in the 3rd T20I on Wednesday.
In this process, he will be the initial Indian cricketer to bag this feat. New Zealand’s Martin Guptill (1430) and Colin Munro (1000) are the specific two batsmen in the world to bag this feat at this particular point.
Kohli hammered his topmost T20I score of 94* in the first T20I to assist his side chase through the enormous sum of 208. But an eight-wicket loss in the 2nd T20I has levelled the sequel.
With the decider to be played on Wednesday at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the skipper will be expecting for an excellent showing in all the three eras – batting, bowling and fielding, so that the hosts can acquire the series win.