1. His record: He became the fastest batsman to reach 5,000 ODI runs last week. He matched cricket great Vivian Richards in the number of innings it took to reach the landmark (114 knocks).
2. He is the man with the dragon tattoo: According to reports, Kohli says the dragon tattoo brings him luck during matches.
3. His rating: The 25-year-old is the numero uno ODI batsman in the world according to International Cricket Council ratings.
4. His attitude: He breathes fire on the field and used to spout expletives when he reached a half century or hit a ton. But the aggression is channelised into runs and he has developed a penchant for finishing matches like his skipper MS Dhoni.
5. His looks: His devil-may-care attitude, spiked hair and roguish looks have found their ways into television commercials featuring Anushka Sharma, where he does the salsa with the leggy actress, and gets cosy with Genelia D’Souza for an accessories brand that promises hands-free fun.
From HT Brunch, December 1
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