Theoretically, I should really dislike Virat Kohli. But I can’t…

Only five players have 25 or more ODI centuries, and Kohli has done it in 70 fewer innings than the previous quickest, one SR Tendulkar. Image: ABC Grandstand

The Roar: It almost feels like a birthright. If they’re the best player on the opposition side, then there really is no reason for you to like them. Works for football, works for cricket, works for marbles.

If they’re beating the team you follow or play for – that is, the good guys – then they can only be labelled as the villain. And no-one likes bad guys, right?

Virat Kohli ticks all the opposition bad guy boxes.

Arrogant. Mouthy. Competitive. Really, really good…

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