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Virat Kohli, a young and gifted right-handed batsman, was born in Delhi on November 5, 1988. Saroj Kohli was his mother, while Prem Kohli was his father. His father was an attorney who died on December 19, 2006, from a cerebral hemorrhage. Virat has an older sister named Bhavna and an older brother named Vikash. He attended St. Sofia School in Paschim Vihar, Delhi, for his education.

The West Delhi Cricket Academy was founded in 1998, and Virat Kohli was a member of its inaugural class. The Delhi Ranji team added Virat on November 23, 2006. He faced Tamil Nadu in his debut game. Virat rose to fame while competing for Delhi versus Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy. He had 90 points in that game. Only that day (19 December 2006), at three in the morning, did his father suffer a brain stroke and pass away.

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On April 3rd, 2007, Virat played his maiden T-20 encounter in Delhi against Himachal Pradesh. He led the under-19 Indian cricket team to victory in the 2008 World Cup while serving as captain. Since 2008, he has also been a member of Royal Challengers Bangalore.

In 2008, when both the legendary batsman Virat, Tendulkar, and Virender Sehwag were injured, he made his One Day International debut against Sri Lanka in the Ideal Cup. Virat was unable to demonstrate his worth in the first game because he was dismissed for 12 runs, but in the second game, he hit a vital 37 runs that enabled India to win and tie the series.

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In the fourth game, Virat’s first half-century helped India defeat Sri Lanka and win the series. Since it was India’s first victory over Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, this victory was especially significant for India.

Virat Kohli was left off the team in January 2009 for the fifth ODI series against Sri Lanka. Later, he participated in the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy in Yuvraj Singh’s absence due to injury. In December 2009’s fourth ODI, Virat notched his first ODI century. Virat was only seldom able to play once Yuvraj was healthy.

Virat, Tendulkar took a break in January 2010, and Kohli took his position. He participated in all five games in Bangladesh. On January 7, 2010, Virat hit 91 runs in a game against Bangladesh. Additionally, he made it possible for India to win and receive a bonus point by scoring an unbroken 71. He achieved his second ODI century the very next day. He joined Virat Tendulkar and Suresh Raina as the third Indian batsman to record two ODI centuries before to turning 22.

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For the matches against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe, Virat Kohli was named vice-captain. Virat achieved the 1,000-run milestone in ODI cricket the fastest among Indians. Additionally, he surpassed all other run scorers in 2010 with 995 runs, including his three centuries.

Suresh Raina lost out to Virat Kohli in the 2011 World Cup. In his World Cup debut, Virat established his brilliance by being the first Indian to achieve a century. In the games, Virat consistently kept up his run rate. In 9 innings, 282 runs were scored for an average of 35.25.

In the West Indies, Virat Kohli’s first Test debut was a little difficult for him. He was chosen for the Test squad in June and July 2011 along with the less experienced players. Only 76 runs were scored by Virat in his five innings. Virat was subsequently removed from the Test team for the following four games before being summoned back because of Yuvraj’s injury.

India defeated England in October 2011, and Virat Kohli scored the most runs—270 overall in the five games, with a top score of 112 runs—as India prevailed. West Indies made a three-test and five one-day international trips to India in November and December of 2011. Before Raina, Kohli was selected for the Test team. In the game, he managed to score two fifties.

In the three-match ODI series, Kohli led India in runs scored. Kohli hit 133 runs despite the fact that India did not get to the finals. For his efforts in that game, he was given the Man of the Match award. Virat Kohli was selected as the ODI team’s vice-captain for the 2012 Asia Cup in March.

The highest ODI score by an Indian was 183 runs, which he scored against Pakistan. In both the Asia Cup and One Day Internationals, this is Virat’s greatest individual score. At the ICC annual award ceremony in Columbia, Sri Lanka, on September 15, 2012, Kohli was named the ODI cricketer of the year.

In the 2013 IPL, Virat Kohli assumed the captain’s role for the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad. In addition to Virat, the team features outstanding players like Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan to back him. Virat Kohli and Gambhir, the team captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, got into an argument during the match against them. During the game, they got into a nasty brawl on the field.

The reality is that, aside from the IPL, both players play for the same team in all of their games because they both are from the Delhi region. When Kohli was fired, he approached Gambhir and said something that prompted Gambhir to turn and move toward him. Then another colleague from Delhi who is also from Delhi calmed them down as the argument grew more heated.

Virat Kohli Profile

Full Name: Virat Kohli
Date of Birth: Nov 5, 1988
Place of Birth: Delhi
Height: 5 ft 9 inches
Education: ST SOFIA school
Occupation: Athlete
Major Teams India, Delhi, India Red, India U19, Bangalore, Board Presidents XI, North Zone
Father: Prem Kohli
Mother: Saroj Kohli
Batting style: Right-hand batsman
Bowling style: Right-arm medium pace
Role: Batsman

 

FAQs

Q: Who is the King of World Cricket?

A. Virat Kohli is called the King of World Cricket.

Q: What is Virat Kohli famous for?

A: Virat Kohli has arguably been the best batsman of World Cricket and he was also the captain of the India National Cricket Team across all formats.

Q: Can Kohli score 100 centuries?

A: Virat Kohli has already scored 73 international centuries and he is very close to getting to Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100 centuries in international cricket. Virat is currently in the 2nd spot in terms of international centuries scored.

Q: Who is Best Virat or Babar?

A: Virat Kohli and Babar Azam are two of the modern-day greats. However, if numbers have to be looked within, Kohli is miles ahead of Babar Azam.

Q: Who is number 1 batsman?

A: As per ICC Rankings, Babar Azam is the number 1 ODI batsman, Suryakumar Yadav is the number 1 T20I batsman, and Marnus Labuschagne is the number 1 Test batsman.

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