BORN : November 5, 1988
HEIGHT : 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
NATIONALITY : India
ROLE : Indian Captain, Right handed batsman, Right-arm medium bowler
RELATION(S) : Anushka Sharma (Wife), Saroj Kohli (Mother)
Virat Kohli was born on November 5, 1988 in Delhi. His interest in cricket developed while playing in the streets of Delhi. His father enrolled him in a cricket academy where he was trained by Rajkumar Sharma.
Biography of Virat Kohli:
He began his career playing for the Delhi team at the Polly Umrigar and Vijay Merchant tournaments and earned himself a spot on the Delhi team for a game on List A. He was later selected to be part of the India U-19 team .
He toured England and Pakistan under Lalchand Rajput and gained a lot of appreciation from him. He was always among the 2 best players in each tournament.
First Class and Junior Career:
Just four months after being selected for India Under-19, Kohli made his first-class debut in the Ranji Trophy. Playing an incredible amount of 90 races a day after the death of his father earned him a lot of respect from the cricket fraternity.
He successfully led the India U-19 team to victory in the ICC U-19 World Cup in 2008.
Appearance as a cricketer:
He received a call to the Indian national side due to the absence of limited starters Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. He made his ODI debut on August 18, 2008.
His initial phase in the international suffered many ups and downs. Despite his bad form, they gave him opportunities because of his skill level. He had him count and promoted to No. 2 in the ODI ranking in 2011. The same year, he was handed the test cap.
By the time Sachin Tendulkar retired from international cricket, Kohli was becoming a great candidate to fill his shoes.
Virat Kohli was named test captain of India in 2014 after the retirement of MS Dhoni. He began his captaincy career against Australia in Australia. He was given the captaincy for limited auctions in 2017.
Virat Kohli has been one of the most successful captains in India. Enjoy a winning percentage of 62.5 in the test cricket and 78.57 in the ODI cricket. Outside of Asia, his most successful outing came in the 2017 Champions Trophy, when India finished as the tournament finalist.
He led the team to the number one ranks in both tests and ODI simultaneously, the only Indian captain to do so.
Statistics of Virat Kohli”
Virat Kohli is the modern master and possibly the best hitter of this generation. In ODI, it ranks second after Sachin for the number of centuries. Compared to Sachin’s account of 49 ODI centuries, Virat already has 32. In 202 ODI matches, he has scored 9030 races.
In 63 tests, Virat now has 5268 races, including 20 hundreds under its belt. All of its 6 double hundreds have arrived in 2016 and 2017.