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5 cricketers who are in awe of Virat Kohli

Misbah Shakir
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Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has scored 4 hundreds and 10 fifties in 2016

The gallant Indian batting star, Virat Kohli has been in a stupendous form since India’s tour of Australia in the beginning of 2016. He was the man of the tournament for two series this year – ‘Down-Under’ in January, and the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2016. 

Kohli has scored a mammoth 1544 runs in T20, in 2016 so far, at a staggering average of 102.93 and striking at a thunderous 146.9. He is the leading run-scorer in the ongoing ninth edition of the Indian Premier League, with 919 runs, including four centuries. 

Given his consistency in all the formats and the ease with which he scores big playing traditional cricketing shots has garnered him praise from greats around the world. Here are 5 international cricketers who are in awe of Virat Kohli:


#1 David Warner 

David Warner

The Australian opener, David Warner has been all praises for the Indian Test Captain Virat Kohli since the T20 World Cup 2016. Kohli was the Man of the Series when the Men in Blue toured Australia early this year. 

Virat scored 199 runs in 3 innings at an average of 199.00 and a highest score of 90 not out. He also won two Man of the Match awards in the same series. 

The Australians have always been an aggressive lot, often intimidating cricketers during the game. Warner has had several on-field altercations with Indian cricketers, including Virat Kohli; but this did not stop him from appreciating the brilliance Virat has been displaying in the past five months. 

The Royal Challengers Bangalore captain entered this edition of the Indian Premier League with no triple-digit figure, but now has four of them in a single season. Warner has expressed his admiration for the Indian star several times on the social networking site, Twitter. 

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