Being a youth icon is a huge responsibility

He has not only earned the tag of being a swashbuckling batsman of the team but also that of a youth icon. Being a role model is a huge responsibility as it can “affect a lot of people”. Living under the constant public gaze is not always a smooth ride, and Kohli has often been caught on the wrong foot — be it his angry rants or heated conversations on the field.  Kohli has made a place for himself outside the cricket field as well. The 27-year-old made his fashion debut with a menswear clothing line called Wrogn and he also has his charity foundation.

The Delhi-based sportsperson was first noticed when he captained India to the ICC Under-19 World Cup title in 2008. There has been no looking back since then. Kohli has clinched many awards like ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012 and BCCI International Cricketer Of The Year for the 2011-12 and 2014-15 seasons. He also received the coveted Arjuna Award in 2013.

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