Winning Like Virat: Think and Succeed like Kohli by Abhirup Bhattacharya- Review

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Name         – Winning Like Virat: Think and Succeed like Kohli

Author                  – Abhirup Bhattacharya
Publisher              – Rupa Publications
Number of Pages -141
Publishing Year   -2017
Edition                  – Paperback

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Rating : 3.0

My Review

After Sachinn not even Dhoni would have received the acceptance that Virat Kohli got. Through perfect technique, hardwork and a coach who could mould his student into diamond, Virat Kohli developed from a low scorer to record maker.

One by one, author assesses the qualities that make Kohli, who he is today. Author applies the qualities to the day today life an explains how one can use these techniques in their own life to attain success, no matter which profession they undertake. Through statistics, Kohli’s qualities and attributes are assessed.

Prime priority should be given to his coach and his relation with the coach. Virat never forgot his ground and the humility is what made him comparable to Sachin. Virat’s modus operandi is analysed in detail. All in all the book can be counted as a self help book as well as a biography. The book can be enjoyed by non-cricket lovers as well, since author has not unnecessarily squeezed in unwanted technical details, unless other cricket based books.

Nevertheless what acts as a downside is the Online reference. The data were procured from, and other online media, which makes the book, nothing more than a management project. The question that arises is that while internet is at the fingertips of practically everyone, why spend money on something that could be available with a simple google search. If not for the stupendous analytical qualities of the author the book could have been a deal-breaker.

This review is in return of a free book from the publisher  

About the author

Abhirup Bhattacharya is a graduate in fashion technology from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Kolkata and has earned his MBA in finance from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai. He started his career in the apparel sector in Egypt and has a diverse experience serving in IT consulting, payment system and risk advisory. He has his own management blog ( which focuses on guiding B-school aspirants and students. Abhirup hails from the city of joy, Kolkata and presently lives in Mumbai.
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