In 28 Twenty20 innings in 2016, covering the IPL and international matches, Kohli has scored 1598 runs - and few would bet against him continuing that spree in the months to come."If you talk cricket with me I can keep going on. Just the mindset, understanding the game, understanding angles, playing in different situations ...I like to learn from and discuss with a lot of people because eventually it will open your mind to new things you can absorb." -- Kohli, to The Cricket Monthlyin 2015-- Thomas Neumann The angel-faced Colombian was named after James Bond (although it's pronounced Ha-mes), and for a while at the 2014 World Cup, like 007, he seemed capable of pulling off the impossible.He's playing as well as anyone in the world, with four performances of 100-plus runs in the Indian Premier League this season.To provide context, consider that all other players in the league have a total of three centuries in 2016.It is something original, beautiful and effective." -- Jorge Valdano, Argentine World Cup winner and soccer sage-- Ian Chadband Whenever you play, you are worshipped by those who think that watching one of your matches is like seeing Nureyev or Olivier on stage.
The Madeira-born Portuguese knows he is breathtakingly handsome, gifted and wonderful (even if he can't quite persuade us he's as good as Leo Messi).
It also allowed him the chance to strip off and pose like a muscle man -- an act he never needs to be asked twice to perform.
It was a similar scene over the weekend when Ronaldo peeled off his jersey triumphantly after delivering the penalty kick that clinched Real Madrid's 11th Champions League title. He and Michael Jordan are the only players to win a regular-season MVP, NBA Finals MVP and an Olympic gold medal in the same year.
Writers pen love letters to you, saying that seeing you play tennis is like a religious experience.
Even your rivals can't bring themselves to hate you, you're so darn nice.