Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has made 1175 runs in 18 Tests at an average of 41.96, including four hundreds and six fifties © Getty

New Delhi: Aug 14, 2013

Elated at being recommended for the Arjuna award, star cricketer Virat Kohli said it counts among the most happy moments of his life.

The 24-year-old, who led India to a 5-0 clean-sweep against Zimbabwe recently, was the only cricketer in the list of 15 picked by the awards selection committee on Tuesday.


Meanwhile, Kohli also received congratulatory messages on his Twitter with senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh being among the first send in their wishes.


Kohli has been a fast-rising star on the Indian cricket horizon, having already made 1,175 runs in 18 Tests at an average of 41.96, including four hundreds and six fifties.

His ODI record is as good as Test, having scored 4,575 runs in 113 matches at an average of 49.72. He has 15 hundreds and 24 half-centuries in this format.