Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, known primarily for his exceptional batting prowess, has displayed his multifaceted talent by occasionally donning the bowler’s hat. His remarkable ability to chip in with crucial wickets has left an indelible mark on the cricketing world, as the latter has skilfully dismissed some of the most illustrious players in international cricket across various formats.

Virat’s versatility extends beyond his batting finesse, as he has repeatedly proven himself to be a valuable asset to the Indian cricket team with his invaluable contributions on all the fronts of the game.

Thumping performance in the ODI World Cup 2023

Virat’s performance in the ODI World Cup 2023 embodies his unparalleled presence on the cricket field. Across nine matches, the right-handed batter has amassed a remarkable 594 runs, showcasing an outstanding average of 99. These stats speak volumes about the 35-year-old’s unwavering commitment and consistency and distinguish him for the quantity and quality of his runs, including two well-crafted centuries and an astounding five double centuries.

Currently standing as the leading run-scorer in the ongoing tournament, Virat’s impact transcends statistics, illuminating his resilience, steadfast focus, and capacity to lead during pivotal matches. The Delhi-born cricketer’s performance inspires aspiring cricketers and is a source of immense joy for cricket enthusiasts globally.

Counting Virat Kohli’s wickets in international cricket

The latest addition to Virat’s wicket tally is the Dutch skipper Scott Edwards, who became prey to the right-arm medium pacer in Match 45 of the ongoing ICC event at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday.

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Here is the complete list of notable names that have fallen victim to Virat’s surprising bowling talent over the years.

1) Alastair Cook (England) – 2011

2) Craig Kieswetter (England) – 2011

3) Samit Patel (England) – 2011

4) Kevin Pietersen (England) – 2011

5) Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan) – 2012

6) Quinton de Kock (South Africa) – 2013

7) Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) – 2014

8) Johnson Charles (West Indies) – 2016

9) Scott Edwards (Netherlands) – 2023

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