Full name Virat Kohli
Born November 5, 1988, Delhi
Current age 30 years 353 days
Major teams India, Delhi, India Red, India Under-19s, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Playing role Top-order batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||West Indies v India at Kingston, Jun 20-23, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v South Africa at Ranchi, Oct 19-22, 2019 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla, Aug 18, 2008 scorecard|
|Last ODI||West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Aug 14, 2019 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 12, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20I||India v South Africa at Bengaluru, Sep 22, 2019 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Delhi v Tamil Nadu at Delhi, Nov 23-26, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||India v South Africa at Ranchi, Oct 19-22, 2019 scorecard|
|List A debut||Delhi v Services at Delhi, Feb 18, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Aug 14, 2019 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Delhi v Himachal Pradesh at Delhi, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20s||India v South Africa at Bengaluru, Sep 22, 2019 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|12||India||v South Africa||Ranchi||19 Oct 2019||Test # 2365|
|254*, 0/4||India||v South Africa||Pune||10 Oct 2019||Test # 2364|
|20, 31*||India||v South Africa||Visakhapatnam||2 Oct 2019||Test # 2363|
|9||India||v South Africa||Bengaluru||22 Sep 2019||T20I # 893|
|72*||India||v South Africa||Mohali||18 Sep 2019||T20I # 888|
|76, 0||India||v West Indies||Kingston||30 Aug 2019||Test # 2359|
|9, 51||India||v West Indies||North Sound||22 Aug 2019||Test # 2358|
|-||Indians||v W. Indies A||Coolidge||17 Aug 2019||Other|
|114*||India||v West Indies||Port of Spain||14 Aug 2019||ODI # 4199|
|120||India||v West Indies||Port of Spain||11 Aug 2019||ODI # 4197|
India has given to the world many a great cricketer but perhaps none as ambitious as Virat Kohli. To meet his ambition, Kohli employed the technical assiduousness of Sachin Tendulkar and fitness that was in the league of top athletes in the world, not just cricketers. As a result, Kohli became the most consistent all-format accumulator of his time, making jaw-dropping chases look easy, and finding, in his own words, the safest possible way to score runs. Plenty of them.
This ambition transferred seamlessly to his captaincy: he demanded more than ever of his bowlers especially the quick ones, often sacrificed a batsman for bowling depth, and led India to a long stay at No. 1 in Test rankings and a first-ever series win in Australia. He is well on his way to end up as India's most successful Test captain.
Barring one in Bangladesh, Kohli scored Test hundreds in and against every country he played. He absolutely smashed records for number of matches taken to reach eight, nine, ten and eleven thousand ODI runs. He was a genuine threat to Sachin Tendulkar's record of 49 ODI and 51 Test hundreds.
An Under-19 world Cup-winning captain, when he burst onto the scene, Kohli was a precocious talent with a cover drive to kill for. He was destined to be India's next big batsman as the Tendulkar era began to retire, but Kohli wanted to be more: a cricketer whom the opposition would be in awe of, a cricketer whose presence would raise the intensity of the contest. He lived every ball, competed each moment, and made sure he had the fitness and strength to do so. He was widely credited for changing the fitness culture in Indian cricket, introducing endurance tests as a criterion for selection.
Kohli was quite simply India's most powerful captain. Centre of every marketing campaign for Indian cricket, he also happened to lead at a time when the BCCI was run by interim administrators who knew better than to draw the ire of Indian cricket's biggest star. There was never any cause to doubt his intent: to do things that will win matches for India, which they did plenty under him.
ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2012