Virat Kohli finds his name stands alongside Messi and Ronaldo in list of top 10 greatest athletes of all time

Kohli distinguishes himself as the sole cricketer on this esteemed list, securing the fifth position along with some of the major athlete's on the list.

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

The esteemed former India captain, Virat Kohli is a contemporary legend who has made an indelible mark in the world of sports. He has earned a place alongside sporting icons such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and others in the top 10 greatest athletes of all time. 

In a report published by Pubity Sports, this compilation highlights the remarkable accomplishments and contributions of these athletes across diverse sports disciplines. Notably, Kohli distinguishes himself as the sole cricketer on this esteemed list, securing the fifth position. In addition to this, what distinguishes Virat Kohli is his extraordinary journey and the multitude of records and accolades he has amassed over the years. He has not only redefined the benchmarks of excellence in cricket but has also eclipsed some of the greatest athletes in their respective sports. Kohli stands out not only as the lone cricketer but also as the sole Asian to be included in this prestigious list.

In addition to Kohli, Ronaldo, and Messi, the compilation showcases legendary figures such as Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Usain Bolt, Mike Tyson, LeBron James, Serena Williams, and Michael Phelps. Kohli's positioning ahead of esteemed sports icons like Bolt, Tyson, James, Williams, and Phelps reflects his unparalleled impact on the sport of cricket and solidifies his status as a global sporting icon.

Kohli has had a brilliant international career

His accomplishments and records not only solidify his legacy in the cricketing world but also propel him into a position of prominence among the greatest athletes of all time. Let's delve into some of his most significant cricketing milestones.

One of Kohli's exceptional records is his captaincy, leading India in the most Test matches with 68 appearances. Furthermore, his batting prowess is unparalleled, securing the fourth position in the list of cricketers with the most career runs, an impressive total of 26,310 runs. In T20Is, he holds the records for the most runs (4,008) and fifties (38), showcasing his remarkable consistency and dominance in the game's shortest format.

 The legendary batter’s tally of 78 international centuries stands as the second-highest in cricket history, a testament to his ability to perform at the pinnacle of the sport consistently. He has received numerous individual accolades, including the Most Player of the Series award in T20Is and the Most Player of the Series award overall in cricket. Recently, he also matched the record of the former Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar for the most centuries in ODIs, reaching a total of 49.

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