Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli
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    Nationality
    ind India
    Full Name
    Virat Kohli
    Born
    November 5, 1988, Delhi
    Age
    30 years 255 days
    Major Teams
    India,Delhi,India Red,India Under-19s,Royal Challengers Bangalore
    Playing Role
    Top-order batsman
    Batting Style
    Right-hand bat
    Bowling Style
    Right arm medium
    Current Team
    IND
    Virat Kohli (born 5 November 1988) is an Indian international cricketer who currently captains the India national team. A right-handed top-order batsman, Kohli is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. He plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and has been the team's captain since 2013. In 2018, Time magazine named Kohli one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

    Virat Kohli (born 5 November 1988) is an Indian international cricketer who currently captains the India national team. A right-handed top-order batsman, Kohli is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. He plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and has been the team’s captain since 2013.

    Born and raised in Delhi, Kohli represented the city’s cricket team at various age-group levels before making his first-class debut in 2006. He captained India Under-19s to victory at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia, and a few months later, made his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka at the age of 19. Initially having played as a reserve batsman in the Indian team, he soon established himself as a regular in the ODI middle-order and was part of the squad that won the 2011 World Cup. He made his Test debut in 2011 and shrugged off the tag of “ODI specialist” by 2013 with Test hundreds in Australia and South Africa. Having reached the number one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time in 2013, Kohli also found success in the Twenty20 format, winning the Man of the Tournament twice at the ICC World Twenty20 (in 2014 and 2016). In 2014, he became the top-ranked T20I batsman in the ICC rankings, holding the position for three successive years until 2017. Since October 2017, he has been the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world and is currently the leading batsman in the Test rankings.[6] Among Indian batsmen, Kohli has the best ever Test rating (937 points), ODI rating (911 points) and T20I rating (897 points).

    Kohli was appointed the vice-captain of the ODI team in 2012 and handed over the Test captaincy following Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Test retirement in 2014. In early 2017, he became the limited-overs captain as well after Dhoni stepped down from the position. In ODIs, Kohli holds the world record for the fastest batsman to 10,000 runs in 205 innings. Kohli has the second highest number of centuries and the highest number of centuries in run-chases in the world. Kohli holds numerous Indian batting records including the fastest ODI century, the fastest batsman to 5,000 ODI runs and the fastest to 10 ODI centuries. Among the T20I world records held by Kohli are: the fastest batsman to 2,000 runs, most runs in a calendar year and most fifties in the format. He also holds the records of most runs in a single tournament of both the World Twenty20 and the IPL. He is the only batsman in history to average over 50 in Tests, ODIs and T20Is simultaneously. On 27 October 2018, he became the first batsman for India, and tenth overall, to score three successive centuries in ODIs.[10] In December 2018, Kohli became the first Asian captain to win test match in England, Australia and South Africa.

    Kohli has been the recipient of many awards such as the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) in 2017 and 2018; ICC Test Player of the Year 2018; ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012, 2017 and 2018 and Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2016, 2017. He was given the Arjuna Award in 2013, the Padma Shri under the sports category in 2017 and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the highest sporting honour in India, in 2018.[15] Alongside his cricket career, Kohli co-owns FC Goa in the ISL, the IPTL franchise UAE Royals and the PWL team Bengaluru Yodhas. He also has other business ventures and over 20 brand endorsements. Kohli is ranked as one of the world’s most famous athletes by ESPN and one of the most valuable athlete brands by Forbes. In 2018, Time magazine named Kohli one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

    Career Batting and Fielding Stats

    FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCtSt
    Tests771318661324353.761154957.26252073119720
    ODIs236228381128618359.401213593.00415410571181170
    T20Is676217226390*50.281647137.40-2022354330
    First-class10917915886224354.031545257.3532281044341030
    List A270261411272818357.851367193.10456212211421350
    T20s26625246836911340.626240134.115607732641200

    Career Bowling Stats

    FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
    Tests77916376----2.79---0
    ODIs2364864166541/151/15166.256.22160.2--0
    T20Is671214619841/131/1349.508.1336.5--0
    First-class1092363133031/192/42110.003.13210.3--0
    List A2705570572641/151/15181.506.17176.2--0
    T20s2664445466182/252/2582.628.7356.7--0

    Recent Matches Bat and Ball Stats

    Batting & BowlingAgainst
    1India v New Zealand at Manchester on 9 Jul 2019 (ODI)
    34*India v Sri Lanka at Leeds on 6 Jul 2019 (ODI)
    26India v Bangladesh at Birmingham on 2 Jul 2019 (ODI)
    66India v England at Birmingham on 30 Jun 2019 (ODI)
    72India v West Indies at Manchester on 27 Jun 2019 (ODI)

    Achievements and Awards

    #Achievement
    1Achievement: ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2012