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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Virat Kohli News

Dhawan: It will be tough for us on day five
India are placed at 112 for 4 in their fourth innings in pursuit of 445 runs and Dhawan believes it's advantage England at the moment.
PTI|31 Jul 2014, 11:29
Kohli admits he made mistakes
Virat Kohli has said that he made a conscious effort to leave a lot more balls outside the off stump.|31 Jul 2014, 10:53
Erratic batting hurt India in Southampton
On a pitch which is helping the batsmen more than the bowlers, India have been found guilty of taking England's spin resources for granted.|31 Jul 2014, 01:50
Contrasting moods for Ali, Robson
While Moeen Ali has made rapid strikes as an offspinner, the fortunes of another promising talent who made his debut against Sri Lanka, Sam Robson, have gone south.|30 Jul 2014, 11:14
Kohli and Pujara's lack of runs a major concern
India's best batsmen's poor form in the ongoing Test series against England could cost the team dearly.|29 Jul 2014, 10:04
Viswanath: India must play a specialist spinner at Southampton
India should include a specialist spinner in the playing XI for the Southampton Test, beginning Sunday, former Indian great Gundappa Viswanath has said.
PTI|27 Jul 2014, 09:43
Will Southampton witness a Pujara special?
The way he has gone about his business in the series, Pujara's wait for a big innings might end at the Ageas Bowl.|26 Jul 2014, 03:27
India ready to build on Lord's win
MS Dhoni's men must be eyeing to take India to a 2-0 lead in the third Test starting at the Ageas Bowl on Sunday.|26 Jul 2014, 02:18
Skipper Dhoni must continue to tread the positive path
India can lift themselves to a new level if they stay focused, sustain their intensity and remain competitive.|24 Jul 2014, 06:40

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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