Virat Kohli is an Indian cricket player who plays for the Indian national team. He was born on November 5, 1988, in Delhi, India. In 2018, Virat Kohli became the first player in ICC cricket history to win all three ICC awards in a single year- ICC ODI player of the year, ICC Test player of the year, and ICC Player of the year. It is widely believed that he is one of the most talented batsmen in the world. The Indian player has impressed everyone ever since he led his country to glory in the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur.
|Born: 5 November 1988||Nationality: Indian|
|Years Active: (2008-present)||Birth Place: New Delhi, India|
|Height: 5 ft 9 in||Role: Batsman|
|Batting Style: Right-Handed Bat||Bowling Style: Right-arm Medium|
|Nickname:Chiku, King-Kohli, Chase-Master|
Kohli's father, Prem Kohli, worked as a criminal lawyer, while his mother, Saroj Kohli, is a housewife. Besides Virat, he has two older siblings, Bhavna and Vikas. Kohli's father encouraged Virat's cricket during his childhood and ensured he had proper training. In 2006, Virat's father passed away due to a stroke in 2017, Kohli married Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. In August 2020, the couple announced they would soon become parents. Kohli took paternity leave and missed the last three Test matches against Australia to attend the birth. A baby girl was born on January 11, 2021, to Kohli and Anushka, whom they named Vamika Kohli.
Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer born and raised in Delhi. In 1998, Kohli joined the West Delhi Cricket Academy. He started playing for the Delhi Under-15 team in 2002. In 2003-04, he captained the team in the Polly Umrigar Trophy. As a member of the Delhi Under-17 team in 2003-04, he participated in the Vijay Merchant Trophy. As a List A debutant, he faced Services in 2006. During the same year, he was selected to represent India at the Under-19 level. In the same year, he played his first-class debut for Delhi against Tamil Nadu. At the 2008 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup in Malaysia, Virat captained the Indian U-19 team to victory.
In 2008, Virat Kohli made his senior international debut against Sri Lanka in Dambulla when he was 19 years old. In the same year, Kohli led the India U-19 team to glory at the World Cup, making him a household name. The fact that he has a strong mindset and a sheer determination to win is one of the things that led him to be selected to represent the senior Indian Cricket team.
At the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy, he replaced Yuvraj Singh, who was injured. The first century he scored against Sri Lanka came in 2009. In 2010, he played in all the Asia Cup matches. Even though he had poor form, Kohli was retained for his batting skills. As a result of the series against Australia in October 2010, Kohli's form took a positive rise.
His strong performance against the New Zealand cricket team in the series that followed made him a strong contender for selection to the 2011 World Cup squad. Following the series against South Africa in 2011, Kohli was selected for the 2011 World Cup. It was he who played every match in India's World Cup winning campaign and scored a century in the tournament, as well as playing a crucial role in the final match.
Although Virat Kohli has the finest career and record in cricket, he has also had some rough patches as everyone does in life. The 2014 tour of England was the first time he had trouble timing the ball, and he scored fewer than two hundred in more than four innings.
Secondly, after COVID-19 times, for approximately 2.5 years, he did not even score one century. This is an extremely significant thing for someone with such remarkable talent. In response to his performance, legends of the game suggested that he retire from the T20 format. However, in T20 World Cup 2022, he demonstrated his class and became one of the tournament's top scorers.
ODI and T20
His first ODI as captain was in the first ODI of the triangular series in the West Indies, in which Sri Lanka played as the third team.
During the tri-series, he was only a stand-in captain, with his full-time captaincy assignment being the Zimbabwe tour in 2013. Kohli led India to a 5-0 victory over Zimbabwe. Captain of the 2014 Asia Cup and vice-captain of the 2014 ICC T20 World Cup, Kohli led the team to victory in both tournaments.
After MS Dhoni announced his retirement at the conclusion of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG in 2014, Kohli succeeded him as India's Test captain.
In 2015, Kohli won his first Test against Sri Lanka. In 2019, Kohli became the most successful Indian test captain after winning his 28th test match. Kohli's first ICC tournament as captain was the 2017 Champions Trophy.
In January 2022, Kohli stepped down as captain of Indian cricket in all formats following the 2-1 defeat by South Africa in Tests. During his time as India's captain, Kohli played 68 Tests, 95 One-Day Internationals, and 50 Twenty-Twenty Internationals, winning 135 of them. In the red ball era, he has been the most successful skipper in his country.
Virat Kohli might be the most ambitious cricketer India has ever produced. As a result of his ambition, Kohli employed the technical assiduousness of Sachin Tendulkar and fitness that was on par with the world's top athletes, not just cricketers.
|Matches: 268||Run Scored: 12754|
|Batting Average: 58.24||Top Score: 183|
|200/100/50: 0/46/64||Wickets: 4|
|Matches: 115||Run Scored: 4008|
|Batting Average: 52.74||Top Score: 122|
|200/100/50: 0/1/37||Wickets: 4|
|Matches: 104||Run Scored: 8119|
|Batting Average: 48.91||Top Score: 254|
|200/100/50: 7/27/28||Wickets: 0|
Sachin Tendulkar of India fields during the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup Group B match between India and the Netherlands at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on March 9, 2011 in Delhi, India.
Sachin Tendulkar of India raises his bat on scoring his century during the Group B ICC World Cup Cricket match between India and South Africa at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground on March 12, 2011 in Nagpur, India.
Sachin Tendulkar of India hits out watched by wicketkeeper Matt Prior of England during day five of the 4th npower Test Match between England and India at The Kia Oval on August 22, 2011 in London, England.
Sachin Tendulkar reach the iconic landmark of 100 international centuries against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup in 2012
Sachin's first Test century
Sachin Tendulkar’s dream to hold the World Cup in his hands and in 2011 it finally happened.