The Rise of Virat Kohli



Case Code : CLBS142
Period : 2008 - 2014
Publication date : 2015
Teaching Note :No
Subject :Business Strategy
Case Length : 03 Pages
Countries : India
Industry : Sports


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Virat Kohli had been the centre of attraction the Indian national cricket team frequently for his success at a young age and rising endorsements earnings. On November 16, 2014 Kohli was named second in the new list of the rankings of batsman in the One Day International (ODI) rankings released by the International Cricket Council. From leading the Under-19 cricket team to winning the World Cup, Kohli gained himself a seat in the national cricket team. His success in the International cricket has been lauded by senior and retired players and many saw him as the next superstar in the world of cricket. However his aggression on field drew unwanted attention to which Kohli admitted and showed gestures of improvement with time.


Understand the leadership traits displayed by Kohli.
Examine the qualities of a successful player.
Discuss what business leaders can learn from players like Kohli.


On November 16, 2014, the International Cricket Council (ICC) released the One Day International (ODI) rankings for batsmen following India’s one-day series win over Sri Lanka. The new list saw Virat Kohli (Kohli) in second position with 862 points, only behind AB de Villiers of South Africa. Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricket team, led the team to a resounding 5-0 win under circumstances in which the majority of players lacked the experience of playing on an international platform....

1. Examine the traits that helped Kohli become one of the most successful cricketers in India
2. What do you attribute Kohli's success to? Explain.
3. What can startups / businesses learn from Virat Kohli?

Key words:
Virat Kohli, Cricket, Indian cricket team, leadership, team player

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