Kohli possesses a maturity at the crease far beyond his years and cricket fans tend to forget just how young he is (24). The year 2012 saw his batting reach a new level: In the calendar year he averaged 39 in T20Is, 49 in Tests and a staggering 68 in ODIs. The year culminated with him winning the ICC ODI Player of the year. His fighting century in the Adelaide Test showed the Delhi boy's grit in the face of a rampaging Australian side.
Fast Facts : At 23, he had scored 13 ODI hundreds, more than anyone at that age. With 13 brand endorsement deals, he is behind only Tendulkar and Dhoni.