Virat Kohli is regarded Worldwide for his exceptional batting prowess and charismatic leadership. The legendary India batter has achieved cricketing milestones with consistency and flair. His aggressive style and unwavering commitment make him a modern cricketing icon. Kohli has also led the Indian team to significant victories, especially in Test match cricket. It would be no wrong to say that he is arguably one of the best batters to have stepped on the cricketing field. His impact on Indian cricket extends beyond the boundaries, embodying dedication and excellence.
Further adding to his legacy, Kohli has now emerged as the most popular cricketer for the year 2023. In the most recent data released by Hooper HQ on the top five sports stars for 2023, Virat Kohli claimed the third spot. Notably, Kohli finds himself in the esteemed list of global football legends Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, standing just behind them on the prestigious list. The rankings also include stars such as Neymar Jr. and legend LeBron James.
The year 2023 has been exceptional for Kohli, marked by outstanding performances that undeniably enhanced his popularity. The Indian cricket maestro displayed his prowess in the ODI World Cup, emerging as the highest run-scorer for India. Notably, he made history by being the first batter to accumulate over 700 runs in a single edition of the ODI World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi secure top two spots
The rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi stands as one of the most captivating and enduring narratives in modern football. For over a decade, these two footballing titans have consistently dominated the sport, set numerous records and accumulated individual accolades. Their contrasting styles and unique strengths have fueled debates among fans, pundits, and analysts about who deserves the title of the world's best footballer.
According to the list, Cristiano Ronaldo is the most globally renowned sports personality. The legendary footballer continues to assert his dominance by securing the title of the top goal scorer in 2023. He achieved an impressive feat, scoring a total of 53 goals in his appearances for Al Nassr and the Portugal national team.
Let us look at how Twitter has reacted to this achievement from Virat Kohli:
King Kohli- the face of world cricket 🏏🏏 pic.twitter.com/i8146yqwxB— Kirkett (@bhaskar_sanu08) December 30, 2023
Virat Kohli the biggest brand in cricket and only brand in cricket..— Satya Prakash (@Satya_Prakash08) December 30, 2023
If cricket was played in more than 50 countries, Virat would definitely have been on top.— Ayush (@vkkings077) December 30, 2023
Face of world Cricket for a reason pic.twitter.com/hsNgxgcf87— Sameer K. (@Sameer_knl18) December 30, 2023
King Kohli is rocking 👍👌— A. Ranajan (@Abhi_RanjanG) December 30, 2023
King Kohli compete with Football superstar 🔥💪— Ankit (@ankit_bhadu_) December 30, 2023
Kohli ♾️♾️♾️🏏🔥— Prachi Rawat (@Panchih0) December 30, 2023
GOAT FOR A REASON 🔥🔥🔥— Koja (@Koja_hun_ywr) December 30, 2023