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What makes India captain Virat Kohli the world’s best all-round batsman?

MSN New Zealand – Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.


  • Last October, Kohli became the 14th batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs; he got there 54 innings quicker than the next best.
  • During chases, Kohli only plays nine per cent of false shots in the middle overs, the phase between the 11th and 40th overs: one-third fewer than the average in Test cricket, when batsmen are immune from time pressure.
  • To look deeper into Kohli’s ODI record is to observe a batsman who has been able to eliminate any discernible weakness from his game.
  • So Kohli has been scoring at more than twice the traditional mark of a high-quality international batsman, an average of 40, while scoring quicker than the ODI average, too.
  • For Kohli the ODI batsman there is perhaps just one world left to conquer.

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