Best ODI XI of the 21st Century
3. Virat Kohli (India)
The chase master will easily walk into this squad. After a lot of struggles in the beginning of his career, Kohli enjoyed success in the Tri-nation ODI series held in Bangladesh in 2010. After that Kohli has never looked back.
When the senior players were on the verge of retirement, the Indian team was in a desperate need of a consistent top order batsmen. Virat Kohli rose up to the occasion and played many match winning knocks in that period of time. His contributions exceeded the expectations.
For his consistent performances in all the formats of the game, he was elevated as the skipper of the side.
Kohli's ability to perform in the crunch situations makes him the best in the format. His success rate in the chasing matches underlines the above statement. Till now, Kohli has played 211 matches with 9779 runs to his credit.
Kohli is a gifted player with strong technical skills and footwork. Currently, he is the best No. 3 ODI batsmen in the world.