Team India's talismanic batter Virat Kohli has topped the chart of the most searched Asian personality on Wikipedia in 2023. Kohli is often considered one of the greatest batters to have graced the game of cricket. The 35-year-old has a mammoth fan following not just in India but across the world.
Former India captain is often hailed as the 'King' because of his dominance in international cricket, with plethora of records and milestones to his name. Kohli is not just the 'King' on the field but also off the field as he defeated BTS's Jungkook and Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan to become the most viewed personality among Asians last year.
Virat Kohli had an impressive year in 2023 as he was on complete redemption mode following his lean patch for couple of years. Kohli emerged as the second run-getter last year, amassing 2048 runs at an average of 66.06 in 35 matches. Former India's captain search peaked during the ODI World Cup, wherein he became the first batter to record 50 ODI centuries.
In IPL 2023, former Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper emerged as the four highest run-scorer with 639 runs, including two centuries and six half-centuries, at an average of 53.25 in 14 matches. Virat Kohli's international career peaked again in 2023, fans witnessing vintage version of talismanic batter.
During Q&A session on X (formerly Twitter), Venkatesh Prasad hailed Kohli as the best batsman of the current generation while adding 2023 has been phenomenal year for former India captain.
Recently, Kohli became the first batter to amass 2000+ runs in a calendar year for the record seventh time on Day 3 of the first Boxing Day Test at SuperSport Park. Virat Kohli surpassed Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara who has the second most (six-time) 2000+ runs in a calendar year.
Most viewed Wikipedia pages of Asians in 2023:— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 1, 2024
1) Virat Kohli - 10.7 Million.
2) Shahrukh Khan - 7.7 Million.
3) Priyanka Chopra - 6.5 Million.
King continues his dominance ?? pic.twitter.com/cHLfzgHwdp