There is no denying the fact that Virat Kohli is one of the best ODI player the world has ever seen. Whether it’s the stats or the technicality of his game, Kohli has certainly ticked all the boxes in the format. It’s hard to tell when and how the batsman changes gear during the course of an innings, while over 12,500 runs to his credit averaging over 57 accompanied by 46 centuries shows his consistency in the format.
Kohli’s teammate Ravichandran Ashwin is of the opinion that Kohli is at his best in ODI cricket. He feels that Kohli’s brilliance in the format also helps him do well in Test and T20 cricket.
“ODI cricket is the place where he brought the genius in him to full flow. Many of them will not understand this flow. Post Covid we are seeing more Test cricket and T20 cricket. ODI cricket is played very rarely. We are not getting the same stream of ODI cricket. Virat Kohli is one of those cricketers who has been playing continuously for a long time.”
“So a mental reset is really important for anyone. Sometimes, he has been given a break during some inconsequential series. But both his Test cricket and his T20 cricket have been built primarily on the success of his in ODI cricket.
“In fact, when you play ODI cricket, you will get that test routine and test flow,” he added.
Kohli currently has the second most international centuries to his name. He has scored a total of 73 — 46 in ODI, 27 in Tests and 1 in T20I.
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