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Flashback 2017: After the glorious year, 2018 is waiting for Virat Kohli with many challenges

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 25 December 2017, 13:48 IST
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For the year of 2017, Virat Kohli was like a scent of gold. This year, Virat's dominance is not only in the field of cricket but also outside the cricket field.

This year, when he got the captaincy of the Indian ODI and T20 in Virat's professional life, this year, Virat also wrote his name ahead of many records of the records book.

Kohli reached number two in the ODIs in list of scoring centuries this year. Kohli has also became the first batsman to score 6 double centuries in Test cricket as captain, with more than 50 international average in all three formats of cricket Created

Virat, performing tremendously in the form of a captain, kept the winning streak in all three formats. India had won all the ODI series, except for the ICC Champions Trophy this year, they were successful in winning 4 series in Test cricket. A cricketer can not be expected better than this.

The year 2017 was proved to be an auspicious for Indian skipper as he began his new life with Anushka Sharma this year after tying nuptial knot. This year was proved to be a golden year for Kohli as he also emerged as India's largest brand.

However, the beginning of the year 2018 is going to bring many challenges for Virat. India is scheduled to tour South Africa in the beginning of 2018, India will play 3 Tests, 6 ODIs and three T20 matches on this tour.

The Indian team has failed to defeat South Africa in any of the Test series in its country till date. The best performance of the Indian team was in 2010-11 when Dhoni led the team in a three-match series 1-1 draw.

Apart from this, the performance of the Indian team on South Africa has been very bad, India has won only 2 of the 17 Test matches played in Africa, while they have lost 8 in the eight and drawn 7. On such a visit to Africa, Virat will be expected to finish the drought in South Africa.

First published: 25 December 2017, 13:48 IST
 
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