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Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli June 2016 (cropped).jpg
Kohli at the Pro Kabaddi League opening ceremony in June 2016
Personal information
Full name Virat Kohli
Born (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 28)
Delhi, India
Nickname Cheeku
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Batsman, India captain
Website www.viratkohli.club
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 269) 20 June 2011 v West Indies
Last Test 5 March 2017 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 175) 18 August 2008 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 15 January 2017 v England
ODI shirt no. 18
T20I debut (cap 31) 12 June 2010 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I 29 January 2017 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–present Delhi
2008–present Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 18)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 54 179 48 85
Runs scored 4,451 7,755 1,709 6458
Batting average 51.75 53.10 53.40 51.66
100s/50s 16/14 27/39 0/16 22/22
Top score 235 183 90* 211
Balls bowled 150 611 146 618
Wickets 0 4 4 3
Bowling average 159.00 49.50 108.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling n/a 1/15 1/13 1/19
Catches/stumpings 51/– 86/– 24/– 81/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 9 February 2017

Virat Kohli (About this sound pronunciation ; born 5 November 1988) is an Indian international cricketer who currently captains the India national team. A right-handed batsman often regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world, Kohli was ranked eighth in ESPN's list of world's most famous athletes in 2016. He plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and has been the team's captain since 2013.

Born and raised in Delhi, Kohli represented the city's cricket team at various age-group levels before making his first-class debut in 2006. He captained India Under-19s to victory at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia, and a few months later, made his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka at the age of 19. Initially having played as a reserve batsman in the Indian team, he soon established himself as a regular in the ODI middle-order and was part of the squad that won the 2011 World Cup. He made his Test debut in 2011, and shrugged off the tag of "ODI specialist" by 2013 with Test hundreds in Australia and South Africa. Having reached the number one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time in 2013, Kohli also found success in the Twenty20 format, winning the Man of the Tournament twice at the ICC World Twenty20 (in 2014 and 2016). In 2014, he became the top-ranked T20I batsman in the ICC rankings and holds the position, as of January 2017.


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