Virat Kohli’s name shines with Messi, Ronaldo in top 10 greatest athletes of all time list

Cristiano Ronaldo, Virat Kohli and Lionel Messi (Source - Twitter)
Cristiano Ronaldo, Virat Kohli and Lionel Messi (Source - Twitter)

Former Indian cricket team captain and the modern-day great Virat Kohli has etched his name in the annals of sports history by being featured in the illustrious company of sporting legends like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and others in the list of the top 10 greatest athletes of all time. 

Published by Pubity Sports, this list showcases the incredible achievements and contributions of these athletes across various sports disciplines, and what’s truly remarkable is that Kohli stands out as the only cricketer among them, holding the fifth spot.


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What sets Virat Kohli apart is his remarkable journey and the numerous records and accolades he has amassed over the years. He has not only redefined the standards of excellence in cricket but has also outshone some of the greatest athletes in their respective sports. He is not just the only cricketer but also the only Asian to be featured in the list.

Apart from Kohli, Ronaldo and Messi, the list featured Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordon, Usain Bolt, Mike Tyson, LeBron James, Serena Williams and Michael Phelps. Kohli’s placement ahead of sporting icons like Bolt, Tyson, James, Williams, and Phelps is a reflection of his unparalleled impact on the sport of cricket and his status as a global sporting icon. 

Take a look at some of Kohli’s brilliant records in cricket

His achievements and records have not only cemented his legacy in the world of cricket but have also elevated him to a position of prominence among the greatest athletes of all time. Let’s take a look at some of his most significant records in cricket.

One of Kohli’s most remarkable records is his captaincy, with the most matches as Test Captain for India, leading the team in 68 matches. Additionally, his batting prowess is second to none, as he stands fourth in the list of most career runs with an astonishing 26,310 runs. In T20Is, he boasts the record for the most runs (4,008) and fifties (38), highlighting his consistency and dominance in the shortest format of the game. 

Kohli’s tally of 78 international centuries is the second-highest in the history of cricket, a testament to his ability to perform consistently at the highest level. He has also been recognized with numerous individual awards, such as the Most Player of the Series award in T20Is and the Most Player of the Series award in cricket overall. Recently, he also equalled the former India legend Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most centuries in ODIs which is 49.


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