Name: Virat Kohli
Birthday: November 5, 1988
Jersey No.: #18
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Height: 5 ft 9 in
Spouse: Bollywood Actress Anushka Sharma
Batting Style: Right-Handed Bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
Bat Brand: MRF
Batting Career Summary
Bowling Career Summary
IPL Career Summary
Batting and Fielding
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Virat Kohli’s Test, ODI, and T20I Debut
Test Debut vs Windies at Sabina Park, Jun 20, 2011
Last Test vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Jan 03, 2019
ODI Debut vs Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Aug 18, 2008
Last ODI vs West Indies at Queen’s Park Oval, Aug 11, 2019
T20 Debut vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Jun 12, 2010
Last T20 vs West Indies at Providence Stadium, Aug 06, 2019
IPL Debut vs Kolkata Knight Riders at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Apr 18, 2008
Last IPL vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, May 04, 2019
Virat Kohli Awards and Achievements
There are various records in the name of Kohli. At the age of 30, Virat Kohli has achieved almost all prestigious awards a cricketer could get.
Here is the complete list of Virat Kohli Awards and Achievements
- Indian captain Virat Kohli has received the highest sporting honour of India – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2018.
- Kohli earned Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year): 2012, 2017 and 2018.
- Indian team received ICC ODI Team of the Year under Kohli’s captaincy in the year 2014, 2017, and 2018.
- Team Indian got ICC Test team of the Year under Kohli’s captaincy in the year2017 and 2018.
- He received Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricketer of the Year for the following years: 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18.
- Virat received one of the most prestigious awards Padma Shri in the year 2017.
- He took Arjuna Award in the year 2013.
- Virat won Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World award for the year 2016 and 2017.
- Received CEAT International Cricketer of the Year: 2011–12 and 2013–14.
- Barmy Army – International Player of Year: 2017, 2018.
- In the year 2008 Virat Kohli led India under 19 cricket team to win the junior world cup at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Virat Kohli Records
- He is the first cricketer to win the top three ICC awards (Cricketer of the year, Test cricketer of the year and ODI cricketer of the year) in a single year (2018)
- Virat Kohli has most no. of fours (984) in terms of current playing cricketers
- He is the Fastest in the world to reach 15,000 international runs.
- Kohli is the joint-fastest batsman with Hashim Amla to reach 50 centuries across all forms of international cricket (348 innings).
- Virat Kohli is the only batsman in cricket history to average more than 50 in Tests, ODIs, and T20Is concurrently
- Holds the highest joined average across all forms among Test players.
- Highest historical rating points in the ICC rankings by an Indian batsman in Tests (937 points), achieved on 23 August 2018, ODIs (911 points), on 16 February 2018 and in T20Is (897 points), on 7 September 2014 respectively.
- He is the fastest batsman to score 17,000 runs in international cricket (363) regarding innings.
- Crossed 900 rating points in the ICC rankings in both Tests and ODIs – one amongst five batsmen to have done so. Also, the second batsman after AB de Villiers to do it concurrently.
- Maximum combined international runs scored in a year by an Indian cricketer – 2818 international runs in 2017.
- Most runs by an Indian batsman in a calendar year in overseas Tests – 1138 in 2018.
- Most hundreds (6) in a calendar year (2018).
- He is the 12th batsman in the world and 4th Indian batsman to score 1000 fours in ODI cricket.
Virat Kohli Records in ODIs
- Virat is the Second youngest Indian cricketer (21y 49d) after Vinod Kambli(21y 0d) to score a century (107 runs against Sri Lanka in 2009)
- The record of Fastest century by an Indian cricketer in ODIs (52 balls).
- He is the Fastest Indian to reach 1,000 runs in ODIs.
- Kohli is the Fastest Indian and also the third fastest in the world to reach 5,000 runs in ODIs.
- He is the Fastest Indian and also the second-fastest in the world to reach 6,000 runs in ODIs.
- Virat is the Fastest Indian and also the second-fastest in the world to reach 7,000 runs in ODIs.
- He is the Fastest player in the world to reach 8,000 runs in ODIs.
- Kohli is the fastest player in the world to reach 9,000 runs in ODIs.
- Virat is the Fastest player in the world to reach 10,000 runs in ODIs.
- The Indian captain is the Fastest Indian and also the second-fastest in the world to reach ten centuries in ODIs.
- He is the Fastest Indian and also the second-fastest in the world to reach 15 centuries in ODIs.
- Virat is the Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 20 centuries in ODIs.
- Kohli is the Fastest Indian and also the second-fastest in the world to reach 25 centuries in ODIs.
- The Indian captain is the Fastest in the world to reach 30 centuries in ODIs.
- He is the Fastest in the world to reach 35 centuries in ODIs.
- Kohli is the first batsman to score 500 runs in a bilateral ODI series.
- He is the first Indian cricketer to score three successive centuries in ODIs.
- Most ODI runs in 2010 by an Indian cricketer.
- Maximum ODI runs in 2011 by any cricketer.
- Most ODI runs in 2012 by an Indian cricketer.
- Maximum ODI runs in 2013 by an Indian cricketer.
- Most ODI runs in 2014 by an Indian cricketer.
- Maximum ODI runs in 2016 by an Indian cricketer.
- Most ODI runs in 2017 by any cricketer.
- Maximum runs in a bilateral ODI series by any cricketer – 558 runs against South Africa in 2018.
- Most ODI runs in 2018 by any cricketer.
- Virat Kohli now has most runs in One-day Internationals against West Indies as he broke the 26-year-old record of Javed Miandad.
- Virat Kohli took 34 innings to score 2000 ODI runs against West Indies which is the fewest by any player against a team.
Virat Kohli Records in Test Cricket
- Most Test runs in 2012 by an Indian cricketer.
- Maximum Test runs in 2015 by an Indian cricketer.
- Most Test runs in 2016 by an Indian cricketer.
- Virat scored 610 runs against Sri Lanka in a three-match Test series 2017. This score is the Most runs scored by an Indian cricketer in a three-match Test series.
- Maximum Test runs in 2018 by any cricketer.
Virat Kohli Records in T20Is
- He is the Fastest in the world to score 2,000 runs concerning innings in T20Is (56).
- Virat is the Second fastest in the world to reach 1,000 runs in T20Is.
- He is the first cricketer in the world to score 500 runs against one opponent (against Australia) in T20Is.
- Virat Kohli is the first player to score 500+ runs against the opposition in T20I cricket.
- Virat holds the record of most 50’s in T20Is alongside his deputy Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli Records as Captain
- Maximum consecutive wins in Test series (9) as a captain from 2015–2017 (equal with Ricky Ponting from 2005–2008).
- Virat is the first batsman to score three centuries in his first three innings as Test captain.
- He is also the second Test captain to score centuries in his first two Test innings after Greg Chappell.
- Virat is the First Indian Test captain to score a double century overseas.
- He is the First Indian Test captain to score two or more double centuries.
- Virat is the Fastest captain to score 1000 ODI runs.
- He is the first-ever batsman to score double centuries in four consecutive Test series.
- Kohli is the Fastest captain to score 2000 ODI runs.
- He is the first Indian captain to score a hundred and a duck in the same Test.
- The first captain to score ten international hundreds in a calendar year.
- He scored Most Test centuries as a captain of India (12).
- Most double centuries by a captain in Tests (6).
- He has scored most centuries (11) as a captain in a calendar year (2017).
- Virat has scored Most runs as captain of India in Tests.
- He has scored Most ODI centuries as a captain of India (13).
- Kohli is the first Test captain to score centuries in each game of a three-match Test series.
- He is the fastest captain to score 3000 ODI runs.
- The first captain to score three successive centuries in ODIs.
- Kohli holds the record of the most runs in a series by a Captain (558 vs South Africa 2017/18)
- He is the first Indian and also Asian captain to win at least one Test in South Africa, England, and Australia.
Virat Kohli Records in Indian Premier League
- Virat Kohli is currently the most expensive player in IPL history as he was retained by the RCB franchise for a whopping price of 17 crore INR during the 2018 IPL transfer window.
- Kohli along with AB de Villiers holds the record of highest partnership in IPL history (229 runs).
- Also, he holds the record for the most runs in a season in IPL (973 runs in IPL 2016).
- Virat holds the record of most numbers of centuries (4 in IPL 2016) scored in a single IPL season.
- Virat became the 2nd player in IPL history to score 5000 runs.
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Virat Kohli is an Indian international cricketer and Current captain of the Indian National Cricket Team for all three formats. He is a right-handed top-order batsman. In the Indian Premier League, he plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Also, he is the captain of RCB since 2013.
The 30 years old is undoubtedly the best batsman in the world currently. Also, Kohli is one of the most successful captains in all three formats of cricket.
Over the last few years, the Indian captain has been hitting down records for fun. The right-hander is assuredly at the top of his powers currently, and only appears to be getting greater with each drive on the 22-yards.
Nickname: Virat Kohli is commonly known as Cheeku.
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Family Details and Early Days
Virat Kohli is born (5 Nov’ 1988) and brought up in Delhi in a Punjabi family. His Father Prem Kohli is a Criminal Lawyer while her mother Saroj Kohli is a housewife. Vikas Kohli is his elder brother. And his elder sister is Bhavna. He got married to one of the very finest Bollywood Actress Anushka Sharma in December 2017 in Italy.
Virat Showed his interest in cricket when he was just three years old. His father enrolled him in the West Delhi cricket academy at the age of nine years. And from then he never looked back.
Virat Kohli and Anuksha Sharma met during an ad shoot. They started dating in the year 2013. The couple very soon gets famous with the name “VIRUSHKA”.
They got married in Italy in a private ceremony in the year 2017. Their marriage was one of the most talked and shared news on social media. The couple is one of the most adorable and beautiful couples in the country.
In the year 2002, he was selected in Delhi under-15 team. Also, became the highest run scorer in Polly Umrigar.
After that, he was selected the captain of the team for the 2003–04 Polly Umrigar Trophy. In the same year, he got selected in the Delhi under 17 team in the same year for Vijay Merchant Trophy. He scored 470 runs at an average of 117.50 with two centuries and helped the team to win the trophy.
Kohli’s International Cricket Career
2008 – 2009 Season
The 30 years old came into fame in the year 2008 as he led India under 19 cricket team to win the junior world cup at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Virat got a chance in the Indian national cricket team in the year 2008, as both the openers of that time Sachin Tendulkar and Virendra Sehwag were injured. In the same year, he got the grade D contract by BCCI.
Virat was selected in four-team emerging players tournament in 2009. And this tournament is referred to the turning point of his career as he scored most runs (398) in seven matches and scored 104 runs in finals that helped the team to win the series.
He got a place in India’s Squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2009. Also, got selected in Team India for the Sri Lanka tour of India 2009, and scored 107 off 111 balls in the fourth match. Virat is the Second youngest Indian cricketer (21y 49d) after Vinod Kambli (21y 0d) to score a century (107 runs) against Sri Lanka in the year 2009.
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2010 – 2011 season
In January 2010, Kohli performed really well in the tri-nation tournament as he was the highest run scorer (275 Runs) of the series. Also, in South Africa tour of India, he scored 31 and 57 in two matches.
The same year in May – June he was the vice-captain while Suresh Raina was the captain in tri-series of India, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. Although Kohli performed well with one century and two half-centuries, India lost the series.
Kohli was in bad form in Asia cup 2010 and tri-series of India, Sri Lanka, and New Zealand. And he admitted that he was under pressure to secure his place in Indian Squad while receiving the man of the match for 118 (112 balls) against Australia. And played brilliantly in ODI series against New Zealand. Also, became India’s leading run-getter (995 Runs) of the year 2010.
The year 2011 started with the South Africa tour and again Kohli managed to be the highest run scorer in the series (195 runs in 5 matches). Also, for the first time, he was at the second position on ICC ODI rankings.
Virat Kohli secured his place in the squad of ICC cricket world cup 2011. And scored a century in the first match. Also played an important role in CWC final by sharing a partnership of 83 runs with Gautam Gambhir.
Kohli scored 199 runs in five matches ODI series against Windies in July. Also, in the same year, Kohli made his test debut against West Indies but did not perform well in first few test matches.
Similar to last year, Virat again became the highest run scorer of the year with 1381 runs in 34 matches.
2012 – 2013 Season
In February 2012, In Commonwealth Bank Series at Hobart, he was in an excellent form. He scored 133 (186 balls) not out against the big score given by the opponent Sri Lankan team and led India to win the match easily. This inning of Kohli also was well appreciated. Although India could not make it to the finals, Virat was the leading run scorer of the series.
Kohli was selected as vice-captain for the 2012 Asia Cup, and he well proved that he will be a great leader. Indian team could not reach into the finals but again Virat was the leading run scorer (357 runs) of the tournament.
Virat was awarded man of the series in ODI series against Sri Lanka for being the highest run scorer. In T20 series against Australia Virat made his first T20 fifty and also won player of the series.
He stayed in good form in ICC world T20 2012, as he made two fifties and scored 78 against Pakistan and helped the team to win against rival Pakistan.
Simultaneously he was doing excellent in test matches. He made his fourth test series against Australia and his performance helped India to whitewash Australia in series by 4-0.
In ICC champions trophy 2013, Virat was outstanding, he scored 144 against Sri Lanka, 34 against South Africa, 22 against Pakistan, 58 not out against Sri Lanka in semifinals, and 43 in 34 balls against England in finals which helped Indian team to win the trophy.
Till December 2013, he has made 5 test centuries, and 17 ODI centuries.
2014 – 2015 Season
In 2014, in 5 matches ODI series against New Zealand, he was the captain of the side as Dhoni was injured, and scored 291 runs but Indian team lost the series by 4-0. And in test series against New Zealand, he scored 214 runs in two tests.
Due to injury, Dhoni was out of the squad of the Asia cup 2014 and Virat was the captain of the side. India was defeated by Pakistan and Sri Lanka and ruled out of the tournament.
In ICC world T20 Kohli was appointed as vice-captain, he became the most run scorer in a single World T20 tournament with 319 runs.
2016 – 2017 Season
The year 2018 started with the South Africa tour. Indian team lost the Test series but Virat was the highest run-scorer of the series(286 runs in 3 tests matches at an average of 47.67). India won the 6 matches ODI series by 5-1 and Virat again managed to be a top run scorer (558 at an avg of 93). In t20I series in the same tour, he scored 27 runs in two matches.
In India tour of England 2018, Virat was again top scorer in Test series with 593 runs at an avg of 59.3 and scored 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries and in ODI series he scored 191 in 3 matches at an avg of 63.67 but Indian team lost both Test and ODI series. India won the ODI series by 2-1 and Virat scored 110 at an avg of 36.66.
In October 2018, Windies tour of India, he scored 184 runs in two innings in test series. In 5 matches ODI series, in the second ODI Virat reached to another milestone by overtaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record to became the fastest batsman in the world to reach 10,000 ODI runs in 205 innings. Also, he was the highest run scorer in the ODI series with 453 runs and made 3 centuries. Virat rested in the T20 series.
In the India tour of Australia 2018 -19, the T20I series was tied 1-1, Virat scored 65 runs in two matches. For the very first time in history, the Indian team won A Test series in Australia by 2-1 and Virat scored 282 runs in seven innings. Retaining Border-Gavaskar Trophy and winning test series in Australia is a significant achievement for Virat Kohli and its crew. In 3 matches ODI series, he scored 153 runs in 3 innings. Also became the most run scorer in the year 2018.
2019 Season and ICC World Cup
India tour of New Zealand 2019 was considered as preparatory matches for both the countries for ICC cricket world cup 2019, Kohli scored 148 runs in 3 matches and rested for last three matches and T20 series.
In the Australia tour of India 2019, Australia won the T20I series by 2-0, Virat scored 96 runs in two innings. And this is the first T20I series lost for Indian cricket team under the captaincy of Virat Kohli at home.
Virat Kohli IPL Career Details
Virat Kohli is playing for Royal Challengers Banglore since 2008. Previously, Daniel Vettori was the captain of the RCB but in the year 2013 after the retirement of Vettori Virat was appointed as the captain.
IPL 2008, Season 1
Virat Kohli was bought by RCB for $30,000. The first season of Indian Premier league was not that good for him as he ended the tournament with a total score of 165 runs in 12 innings with an average of 15.00 and with SR 105.09.
IPL 2009, Season 2
The second season of Indian Premier League was slightly better for Kohli. As he ended with a total of 246 runs. Also, RCB went into the finals.
IPL 2010, Season 3
In the third season of the IPL Virat Kohli was the third highest run scorer of his team and ended the tournament with a total of 307 runs.
IPL 2011, Season 4
In the fourth season of Indian Premier League Kohli was the second highest run-scorer of the tournament with a total of 557 runs with an average of 46.41 and strike rate 121.
IPL 2012, Season 5
In the fifth season of IPL Kohli ended the tournament with a total of 364 runs with an average of 28.
IPL 2013, Season 6
After the retirement of Daniel Vettori, Virat Kohli was appointed as the captain of the team RCB in 2013. In the sixth season of IPL Virat was the third highest run scorer of the tournament with a total of total of 634 runs with an average of 45.28 and strike rate 138.
IPL 2014, Season 7
In the seventh season of IPL Kohli ended the tournament with a total of 359 runs with an average of 27.61.
IPL 2015, Season 8
In the eighth season of IPL Kohli ended the tournament with a total of 505 runs with an average of 45.90.
IPL 2016, Season 9
In the ninth season of IPL Kohli ended the tournament as the highest run scorer of the season and won the orange cap for a total of 973 runs with an average of 81.08. Also, he broke the record of highest runs in an IPL season.
IPL 2017, Season 10
Due to injury Kohli played only available few matches in the tenth season of the Indian Premier League and scored only 308 from 10 matches.
IPL 2018, Season 11
In the eleventh Season of the IPL Kohli’s salary was INR 17 crore. He scored 530 runs with an average of 48.18.