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How Virat Kohli became one of the most powerful men in India

India's cricket captain is the very model of a modern, newly-assertive and economically successful power

By Philip Collins   July 2019

Virat Kohli could lead India to glory at the ICC Cricket World Cup. Illustration: Tim McDonagh

In May, the dominant and divisive Prime Minister Narendra Modi was convincingly re-elected to the second biggest job in the world’s largest democracy. The biggest job is, of course, the captain of the cricket team, a post held by Virat Kohli, whose team is currently competing in the World Cup in England, and has a good chance of triumphing on 14th July at Lord’s.

Though Modi might hold the political power, the 30-year-old…

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