Virat Kohli

Right Handed Batsman
November 5, 1988 ,Delhi
Current age:
25 years 9 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

Toss report: India bat first at Cardiff
England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and opted to bowl first in the second ODI of the five-match series against India at Cardiff on Wednesday.|27 Aug 2014, 02:34
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
Dhoni crossed no lines as BCCI had extended Fletcher contract
In BCCI's none-too-transparent and closed world, it is hard to figure out the tenure of the coach but reports in March this year suggested that Fletcher had been reassured by N Srinivasan that he would remain in charge till the ICC World Cup 2015.|26 Aug 2014, 12:54
Pietersen: IPL not to blame for India Test form
Kevin Pietersen has said it is wrong to blame the Twenty20 Indian Premier League for the tourists poor Test form in England.
AFP|25 Aug 2014, 05:18
Boycott exclusive: ODI series no less a challenge for India
Boycott says that Indian fans must not take it for granted that their team will do better in the five-match ODI series against England.|25 Aug 2014, 08:47
Fraser: Tough to balance between ODIs and World Cup
Angus Fraser feels the upcoming five-match ODI series against India will be a tough one as the two teams will not just look to compete but also build up to the 2015 World Cup
PTI|23 Aug 2014, 04:39
Boycott: Kohli, Pujara repeatedly made mistakes
Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara came up against the unfamiliar factor of high-quality seam bowling, according to Geoffrey Boycott.|23 Aug 2014, 09:18
Fleming: Dhoni best option as Test skipper
Fleming said it was pointless to make a change without addressing problems plaguing the team.
PTI|22 Aug 2014, 08:59
Kohli, Karn star in warm-up win
Karn Sharma took thee wickets as Middlesex were bundled out for 135 after Virat Kohli's 71 helped the tourists reach 230.
PTI|22 Aug 2014, 08:50

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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