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Earlir this year, Indian megastar Virat Kohli won his third consecutive Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World award to go along with numerous other trophies, honors and accolades. Is it possible he can take his talent to even more rarefied heights? Sadhguru thinks so…


With more than three million subscribers on YouTube, Sadhguru is one of India’s most popular spiritual teachers. Among his many interests, he is a big fan of both cricket and the sport’s greatest living player in Kohli.

''If he learns to be a cool fire, not a fire that burns him up, then he will do things which probably have not been done for a long time.''

— Sadhguru, on Virat Kohli's potential

Sadhguru — who sees a lot of the legendary Garfield Sobers in Kohli — thinks that if he can harness his passions properly he can continue to elevate his already tremendous stature on the cricket pitch.


While it is unknown if Kohli will ever find time to take instruction from Sadhguru, he does foster a spiritual drive and like so many seekers discovered Paramahansa Yogananda’s timeless classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, to be instrumental in laying the groundwork.

Yogananda was a revered yogi who emigrated to the United States from India in the 1920s and attracted a worldwide following teaching from his new home in Southern California. His earthly remains are interred at Forest Lawn Memorial in Glendale.


Whatever Kohli is studying, it’s working. The IPL’s all-time leading scorer, is also the only batsman in history to average over 50 in Tests, ODIs and T20Is simultaneously. In October of 2018, he became the tenth cricketer ever to score three successive centuries in ODIs.