Virat Kohli is Indian International Cricket player and Current captain for the Indian team. And also, a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium bowler.
Kohli is from the hometown of Delhi, India. Since from school, Kohli started playing cricket. Later, He joined in cricket academy. In the academy matches, Kohli performed well with a good batting attitude. Under the coaching of Rajkumar Sharma, Kohli improved his skills and ready to bat in any order.
Kohli got selected in the U-15 team and played many matches in the Polly Umrigar Trophy. Then Kohli became the captain for the team and led the under-15 team. At the end of innings, Kohli has secured Two centuries which earned a place for the under-17 squad.
In U-17 also, Virat Kohli performed well and helped the team in winning the Vijay Merchant Trophy and awarded for scoring highest runs in the series. Moreover, this play deserved a position in both List-A and Under-19 teams.
Also, in U-19 Kohli showed an excellent play and scored moderate runs against England and Pakistan. In subsequent, he continued passionately playing in the domestic games.
Virat Kohli made first ODI debut against Sri Lanka in 2008 and scored only 12 runs. But in later games, he revealed the powerful playing style. Then he played the first Test match against West Indies on 2011.
Kohli well recognized in the international games after the scoring the first maiden ODI century of 107 runs against the Sri Lankan team. Another notable pl ODI match against Bangladesh, in which Kohli helped the Indian team to chase 297 runs by scoring 91. Later, Virat Kohli widely praised by teammates, especially by Dhoni.
In the next matches, Kohli showed a beautiful playing style and helped a secure win for the Indian team. Virat Kohli has played more than 77 test games and 222 ODI games. He also had scored 25 centuries in test and 39 centuries in ODI.
Kohli best in a Test match is 243 and in ODI is 183 runs. From a total of 299 games, Kohli has scored 17146 runs.
As a Captain
Initially, Virat Kohli appointed as the vice-captain for ODI Indian team during Asia cup 2012, in which he played a good game. Later, when Dhoni announced his retirement in 2014, Kohli selected as a captain for test games.
After Kohli became as captain, One of the critical series is India against Australia which Indian team won the series by 4-0. Moreover, he scored the first century as a captain with runs of 115.
Not only as a test captain, but also as ODI captain Kohli performed well by winning the series against South Africa by 4-1.
Virat Kohli played for Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2008. In many of the games, Kohli selected Vice-captain and later became as captain.
Virat Kohli has played more than 162 IPL matches which he scored 3784 runs.
- Arjuna Award in 2013
- Padma Shri in 2017
- In the year 2012, 2017, and 2018 received ICC ODI Player of the Year.
- In the year 2016 and 2017 received Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World.