Virat Kohli

Right Handed Batsman
November 5, 1988 ,Delhi
Current age:
25 years 8 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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A report card on India's triumph at Lord's
Following their triumph at the Lord's, assesses how India fared in the second Test.|21 Jul 2014, 11:27
Lord's win can spur India in overseas Tests
India's victory – only the second in 17 starts at Lord's – is much more than a couple of monkeys off their backs.|21 Jul 2014, 07:30
Plunkett, England's go-to man
After scoring a fighting maiden half-century, Liam Plunkett removed Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in successive balls to help England take the advantage on the third day.|20 Jul 2014, 08:28
Vijay, Plunkett and the need for DRS
A look back at the definitive passages of day three of the Lord's Test, which ended with India leading England by 145 runs with six wickets in hand.|19 Jul 2014, 11:55
Late wickets push India on the back foot on day three
India lost three wickets in the space of 18 balls to put themselves in a precarious situation on the third day of the second Test at Lord's on Saturday.|19 Jul 2014, 11:10
Dhoni right man to lead India, Dravid's reply to Chappell
Rahul Dravid says Mahendra Singh Dhoni is doing a good job with the young players under him and Virat Kohli will have to wait for his turn.
PTI|16 Jul 2014, 09:08
England v India 2014: Five things to know about 2nd Test
A lifeless pitch at Trent Bridge ensured the first Test between England and India was drawn, despite some remarkable individual performances.
AP|16 Jul 2014, 03:15
Dhoni unlikely to change bowling attack for Lord's Test
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja were being bowled at by Ravichandran Ashwin on Tuesday's net session at Lord's. However, the practice didn't give any indications that Ashwin might play the second Test.
PTI|15 Jul 2014, 10:09
Ian Chappell: Time for Dhoni to go as Test captain
Ian Chappell says India need a fresh brain to lead the Test side, but Indian selectors are not ruthless to take hard decisions.
PTI|15 Jul 2014, 10:15

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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