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Kohli gets voted into People's World Cup XI

Source: ANI
February 09, 2015 12:57 IST
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He is the only Indian to make the list that includes three South Africans including record-breaking captain AB de Villiers.

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Virat Kohli reacts in the nets during an India training session. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

India's star batsman Virat Kohli has made the People's XI list for the World Cup, which gets underway on February 14 in Australia and New Zealand.

More than 34,000 votes were cast by people as they voted in their World Cup XI, which includes the five batsmen, two all-rounders, one wicket-keeper and three bowlers, which people think would light up the tournament more than anyone else.

Kohli was voted alongside South Africa's AB De Villiers , who recently knocked the fastest ODI ton off just 31 deliveries, and Hashim Amla, Australia's Steve Smith and New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, News.com.au reported.

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South Africa's captain AB de Villiers celebrates his century. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Kohli might be going through a minor blip in form but there's no denying that the Indian batsman is one of the genuine superstars of one-day cricket, with his flawless technique, an insatiable appetite for runs and a will to win that is almost unparalleled.

The all-rounders include Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan and Australia's James Faulkner.

The wicketkeeper for People's World Cup 11 is Sri Lanka's former skipper Kumar Sangakkara.

People have also voted Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson, South Africa's Dale Steyn and Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga, the report added.

The People's World Cup XI are:

1. Hashim Amla

2. Brendon McCullum

3. Kumar Sangakkara

4. Virat Kohli

5. AB de Villiers

6. Steve Smith

7. Shakib Al Hasan

8. James Faulkner

9. Mitchell Johnson

10. Dale Steyn

11. Lasith Malinga

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