It is a very well known fact that Virat Kohli is a superstar on the field. He is arguably the biggest name in the world, let alone just cricket. Yet, all the fame and limelight which has come his way hasn't made him one bit arrogant or egoistic.
The Indian skipper, despite being aggressive on the field, is a lovable character off it. And his recent act, for once not with the bat, is sure to earn him millions of followers to add to the billions he already has.
Ahead of India's fifth and final ODI against West Indies at Thiruvananthapuram, Kohli expressed his love for Kerala, which was ravaged due to extensive floods earlier this year. In the visitors' diary of the hotel in which his team was staying, the Indian skipper backed 'God's own country' to bounce back from the devastation caused by the fury of nature.
His message on the diary, which was shared by Kerala's Minister for Co-operation, Tourism, read, "Being in Kerala is nothing short of bliss. I love coming here and love the energy of the whole place. The beauty of Kerala is something to be experienced and I would recommend to everyone that they come here and experience the energy of God’s Own Country. Kerala is surely back to its feet and absolutely safe to come to. Thanks to this amazing place for making me feel happy every time I am here."
Kohli has been in absolute inhuman form this year, but in the ongoing ODI series, he has taken it a notch up. The Indian skipper broke a number of records while helping his team take a 2-1 lead ahead of the final fixture.
The 29-year-old, during the third ODI, became the first Indian batsman to score three centuries in ODI on a trot. Prior to that, he became the fastest player in ODI history to reach the 10,000-run mark.