Virat Kohli

Indian cricket player

Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer. He was born in Delhi, India on November 5, 1988. Virat is the first player in ICC cricket history to win all 3 ICC awards in a single year- ICC ODI player of the year, ICC Test player of the year and ICC Player of the year award in 2018. He is rated as one of the best batsmen in the world.[3][4][5] Virat also became the greatest Indian captain in Test cricket with 27 test wins, 12 overseas test wins and highest winning percentage as captain in both Tests and ODIs. Kohli was ranked eighth in ESPN's list of world's most famous sportspeople in 2016.[6] Virat is the only current player to have a stand named after him in Delhi Firoz Shah Kotla stadium to honour his immaculate contributions to Indian cricket.

Virat Kohli
Kohli in 2018
Personal information
Born (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 31)
Delhi, India
Nickname Chikoo[1][2]
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Top-order batsman
Relations
Anushka Sharma (wife) (m. 2017)
International information
National side India
Test debut (cap 269) 20 June 2011 v West Indies
Last Test 29 February 2020 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 175) 18 August 2008 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 11 February 2020 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no. 18
T20I debut (cap 31) 12 June 2010 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I 31 January 2020 v New Zealand
T20I shirt no. 18
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–present Delhi
2008–present Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 18)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 84 247 82 109
Runs scored 7,202 11,858 2,794 8,862
Batting average 54.97 59.58 50.80 54.03
100s/50s 27/22 43/58 0/24 32/28
Top score 254* 183 94* 254*
Balls bowled 163 641 146 631
Wickets 0 4 4 3
Bowling average 166.25 49.50 110.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/15 1/13 1/19
Catches/stumpings 80/– 126/– 41/– 103/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 29 February 2020 {{{year}}}

He started dating Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in 2013. They got married on 11 December 2017 in Florence, Italy.[7][8] Kohli first came into the limelight in 2008, when he led the Indian U-19 cricket team to victory in 2008 U-19 Cricket World Cup He soon made his debut for the Indian team in August 2008, during a ODI match against Sri Lanka.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "How Virat Kohli got the nickname 'Chikoo' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  2. "Virat Kohli reveals the secret behind his nickname "Cheeku"". www.indiatvnews.com. 4 October 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  3. "ICC World Twenty20: Virat Kohli worst batsman in the world, says Sunil Gavaskar". India Today. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  4. "Kohli is world's best batsman: Wasim Akram". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  5. "Kohli the best in the world: Waugh". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  6. "ESPN's World Fame 100". ESPN. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  7. "It's official: Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are married". The Express Tribune. 11 December 2017. Archived from the original on 12 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  8. "Virat Kohli officially announces marriage to Anushka Sharma, Twitter goes berserk". Hindustan Times. 11 December 2017. Archived from the original on 12 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  9. "Virat Kohli's debut in International Cricket". www.sportskeeda.com. 2014-06-26. Retrieved 2019-02-22.

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