Virat Kohli

Right Handed Batsman
November 5, 1988 ,Delhi
Current age:
26 years 0 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

Fletcher to join Indian team in Australia
Fletcher, who is now settled in South Africa, has been on a short leave after completion of the ODI series against Sri Lanka.
PTI|21 Nov 2014, 22:11
Laxman: India will be able to defend WC title
Laxman feels India will enjoy an advantage having spent a considerable amount of time Down Under before the mega-event.
PTI|21 Nov 2014, 21:11
Vengsarkar: Honoured to get CK Nayudu award
Vengsarkar is the 19th person nominated by the BCCI for the prestigious award.
PTI|18 Nov 2014, 17:11
Akshar's rise mirrors that of Kohli
Akshar's sudden rise has coincided with Kohli's impressive start as captain, which are encouraging signs for the future of Indian cricket.|17 Nov 2014, 08:11
Kohli's well-oiled India achieve series goals
Being ruthless is a theme that Virat Kohli stressed on during the series and he and his team-mates backed that by crushing Sri Lanka in all five matches.|17 Nov 2014, 08:11
Mathews: Series defeat won't affect WC preparations
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews was happy with the way his team performed in the fifth and final ODI of the series against India.|17 Nov 2014, 00:11
Kohli overshadows Mathews as India complete whitewash
India posted a three-wicket victory over Sri Lanka on Sunday to complete a 5-0 whitewash.|16 Nov 2014, 21:11
Kohli ton rounds up India's Australia preparations
Four out of India's five batsmen who got centuries in the series will be part of the Test squad on the tour of Australia.|16 Nov 2014, 21:11
Bangar: India going to Aus with best bowling attack in years
Bangar said he was pleased with the rotation policy adopted to preserve the pace bowlers ahead of a long tour of Australia.|15 Nov 2014, 18:11

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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