Virat Kohli

Right Handed Batsman
November 5, 1988 ,Delhi
Current age:
25 years 10 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

India eye series win against lacklustre England
Back in the comforts of one-day cricket, MS Dhoni's side would look to seal the series in the fourth ODI against England at Edgbaston on Tuesday.|01 Sep 2014, 06:59
India must test reserve bowlers sooner than later
With the World Cup now being the big picture, time is running out for Dhoni to give his reserve bowlers a go.|01 Sep 2014, 06:25
Rahane: New boys have brought in fresh energy in ODIs
After their shambolic show in the five-Test series which they lost 1-3, India are leading the five-match ODI series 2-0 after the first game was washed out due to rain.
PTI|31 Aug 2014, 09:59
India's batsmen look to guard against familiar flaws
In the absence of Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane could open for India at Trent Bridge and aim to take a 2-0 lead in the series.|29 Aug 2014, 05:44
Boycott exclusive: Kohli must use his brains
Kohli needs to rethink his approach, calm himself down, and play the game he is used to playing, rather than try to prove a point with every shot.|29 Aug 2014, 08:52
Dhoni: Raina will bat at number five
Indian team management is in no mood to tamper with Suresh Raina's position in the batting line-up.
PTI|28 Aug 2014, 10:22
Cardiff victory smells good but scent of Test defeats lingers
The partnerships between Rahane, Rohit and Raina, Dhoni were so good that they camouflaged the failures of Dhawan and Kohli.|28 Aug 2014, 10:20
Raina, spinners deliver emphatic win
India outclassed England in the second ODI at Cardiff by 133 runs to take 1-0 lead in the five-match series.|27 Aug 2014, 10:44
India look for fresh start at Cardiff
After the damp squib at Bristol, both teams will be eager to get on the board in Cardiff.|26 Aug 2014, 06:10

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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