The iconic Wisden magazine cover page has been graced by Sachin Tendulkar, but now the iconic retired Indian cricketer has been replaced by ace batsman and captain of Team India, Virat Kohli. ‘Wisden Cricketers’ is regarded as the ‘Bible of cricket’ and is one of the best selling English cricket magazines. On 2014 Sachin Tendulkar for the first time had featured on the cover of this magazine, making him the first Indian cricketer to have appeared on the cover. Two years later it is none other than Kohli who is ruling the cover page and that is because of his incredible performance.
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After Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped down from ODI and limited overs captaincy, Virat has proved his mettle in all the three formats of cricket. He has set an example of his incredible captaincy after India’s rampant win against England with a 4-0 series triumph. Not only this, after Virat undertook the role of Test captain, in 2016 India has not lost any test series.
According to the editor of ‘Wisden Cricketer’ Lawrence Booth, Virat Kohli has taken the game to an all new level. Praising the top order batsman he said that even the cover of the magazine shows him hitting a reverse sweep shot. Booth says Kohli’s form at this juncture potrays him as the cricketer of this generation. His game and performance bound them to think that this is the right time to to place him on the cover of the magazine.