Virat Kohli

Right Handed Batsman
November 5, 1988 ,Delhi
Current age:
25 years 11 months
Major teams:
India ,Royal Challengers Bangalore
Playing role:
Test Debut:
June 20, 2011 v West Indies
ODI Debut:
August 18, 2008 v Sri Lanka
T20 Debut:
June 12, 2010 v Zimbabwe

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Virat Kohli News

Dhoni rested, Kohli to lead in first three ODIs vs Sri Lanka
Virat Kohli will lead India in the absence of MS Dhoni who has been rested from the series that starts from November 2.|21 Oct 2014, 01:55
Kohli rises to No 2 in ODI rankings
Virat Kohli claimed the No 2 spot in the ICC rankings while Bhuvneshwar Kumar broke into the top ten for the first time in his career.
20 Oct 2014, 11:43
Rahane aims for consistency
Ajinkya Rahane scored a stroke-filled half century and was looking good for a hundred until his dismissal for 68 in the fourth ODIagainst the West Indies in Dharamsala on Friday.
19 Oct 2014, 07:20
Kohli credits hard work for coming out of slump
Loss of form hasn't deterred the confidence of Kohli, who believes to have worked on his flaws in order to get back among the runs.
16 Oct 2014, 07:41
Focus shifts to Dharamsala as India, WI eye lead
With the series now levelled at 1-1, both India and the West Indies will look to make the most of a batting-friendly pitch at Dharamsala on Friday.
16 Oct 2014, 06:10
Pandey: Kohli deserved India cap before me
Manish Pandey feels that post his match-winning innings of 94 in the IPL final, he was hopeful that he might be rewarded.
14 Oct 2014, 07:15
Bowlers combine to lead India to series-equalising win
India got all their prayers answered as Virat Kohli returned to form in the team's series-equalising 48-run win against the West Indies in the second game of the five ODI series at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Saturday.|11 Oct 2014, 10:35
Shastri, Fletcher and Co have some work to do on batting
After the first two games of the five-ODI series against West Indies, most of the Indian batsmen have presented the coaching staff with some headaches.|11 Oct 2014, 10:30
Virat Kohli finds much-needed touch
Virat Kohli managed to get some runs under his belt as he scored his first fifty-plus score in ODI cricket since February - a watchful 62 off 78 balls at the Feroz Shah Kotla.|11 Oct 2014, 07:19

Virat Kohli Bio

The player whom Ray Jennings, coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore, once termed "a very talented kid [who] sometimes thinks he is better than the game," has since 2010 morphed into the face of Indian cricket, largely because of the stunning manner in which he has scored runs in ODI cricket and how he has changed consistently forced critics to change their opinions of him.

From the time he made his India debut, on the tour of Sri Lanka in the summer of 2008, Kohli drifted in and out the ODI side until he turned in an outstanding 2010. He was the year's second highest run-scorer after South Africa's Hashim Amla, and his form forced the Indian management to play him in every game of the 2011 World Cup. From marking his tournament debut with a century to lifting Sachin Tendulkar on his shoulders after India won the Cup, and then spouting the quote of the year, Kohli has not looked back.

Assured at the crease and in possession of a solid technique that allows him to mesh defensive play with eye-catching shot-making – including the orthodox and the innovative – Kohli has flourished into the master of an ODI chase. Along the way, jaws have dropped and numbers churned over. After scoring 995 runs in 2010, Kohli crossed the 1000-mark in the next three years and in October 2013 became the first batsman to make five consecutive fifty-plus scores on two occasions.

Doubts over his Test credentials were dispelled somewhat during the painful 0-4 whitewash in Australia in 2011-12, during which Kohli was India's only centurion; since then, Kohli has matured in Test flannels and looks set to continue to his rise. His current stature in international cricket has certified that India is blessed to have a talent like Kohli coming through the ranks.
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