Virat Kohli

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

Gilchrist backs Dhoni as Test captain
Adam Gilchrist Friday said he did not agree with his countryman Ian Chappell's demand for Mahendra Singh Dhoni relinquishing Test captaincy and hand over the reins to Virat Kohli.
PTI|31 Oct 2014, 08:38
ODI rankings: South Africa become No 1 after five years
Hashim Amla overtook Virat Kohli to claim the second spot in the ODI batting charts.|28 Oct 2014, 02:41
Uthappa: Staying true to my skills key for success
Uthappa believes that he have evolved as a batsman and there is no point in tweaking the ongoing process.
PTI|27 Oct 2014, 09:27
Dhoni rested, Kohli to lead in first three ODIs vs Sri Lanka
Virat Kohli will lead India in the absence of MS Dhoni who has been rested from the series that starts from November 2.|21 Oct 2014, 01:55
Kohli rises to No 2 in ODI rankings
Virat Kohli claimed the No 2 spot in the ICC rankings while Bhuvneshwar Kumar broke into the top ten for the first time in his career.
20 Oct 2014, 11:43
Rahane aims for consistency
Ajinkya Rahane scored a stroke-filled half century and was looking good for a hundred until his dismissal for 68 in the fourth ODIagainst the West Indies in Dharamsala on Friday.
19 Oct 2014, 07:20
India pick up the bones as WI head towards uncertainty
The Indian batsmen made the most of a shaken West Indies side, who clearly seemed affected on the field due to their off-field happenings.
18 Oct 2014, 08:47
Kohli credits hard work for coming out of slump
Loss of form hasn't deterred the confidence of Kohli, who believes to have worked on his flaws in order to get back among the runs.
16 Oct 2014, 07:41
Focus shifts to Dharamsala as India, WI eye lead
With the series now levelled at 1-1, both India and the West Indies will look to make the most of a batting-friendly pitch at Dharamsala on Friday.
16 Oct 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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