Virat Kohli’s standout performance of the year came during the ODI World Cup 2023 where he finished as the highest run-getter.
Virat Kohli registered a landslide victory over Lionel Messi to become the Pubity Athlete Of The Year 2023. The former India captain won in the final voting count by a 78-22 margin, defeating the Argentine football stalwart.
For the unversed, Pubity is an online community, with over 20 channels. They have over 35 million followers on their official Instagram account. Their subsidiary channel – Pubity Sport organized a voting system allowing fans to pick the athlete of the year. Some of the sportspersons in the poll, apart from Kohli and Messi, were Cristiano Ronaldo, Novak Djokovic, Pat Cummins, LeBron James, Erling Haaland, and Max Verstappen.
One athlete was pitted against another in a knockout format. Eventually, it came down to Messi versus Kohli in the summit clash. The right-handed batter went on to win by a comprehensive margin to bag the honors.