India trust Virat Kohli

Published: Feb 02, 2018, 02:37 PM(IST)

Despite having a disappointing Test series, Kohli emerged as a champion in the first ODI against South Africa

Fighting the odds

Indian captain Virat Kohli gave his team an injury scare when he landed awkwardly on his left knee while fielding in the first one-day international against South Africa at Kingsmead on Thursday.

Apart from this, he performed exceptionally well in the second innings and led the team to victory.

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Backbone of the team

Virat Kohli slammed a much-needed ton that inspired India to victory. It was his 33rd hundred.

For his outstanding performance, he was awarded man of the match.

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A perfect leader

South Africa choose to bat in the first ODI against India. 'Men in blue entered with three seamers, and three spinners.

It was again bold decision, as the pitch was suitable for the batsmen.

Virat trusted the spinners to have a stronger defence and that worked for the team.

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Proving the critics wrong

Recently, Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith raised serious questions on Indian skipper Virat Kohli's leadership capabilities, saying he lacks the patience required for a leader to raise the overall level of his team.

Also, Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag raised a question on his captaincy and leadership.

But yesterday's knock was definitely an answer to all the questions.

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A focused sportsperson

Virat Kohli is one the fittest cricketer in the world. He always focusses on his weight training and exercises.

He spends time in gym 5 times a week and always concerned about proper diet.

He always has a discipline for his fitness, and unlike his funky lifestyle, he refuses to smoke or drink.

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