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Virat Kohli
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Virat Kohli

India|Top order batter
Virat Kohli

INTL CAREER: 2008 - 2021

Full Name

Virat Kohli

Born

November 05, 1988, Delhi

Age

33y 29d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Playing Role

Top order batter

TEAMS

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.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test96162107765254*51.081374256.50272787122960
ODI254245391216918359.071306193.17436211401251320
T20I958725322794*52.042340137.9002929091420
FC1282101710014254*51.881764556.7534351184371270
List A288278421361118357.671459793.24477013041491500
T20324307591020411341.147656133.285759063211400
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test9611175840---2.88-000
ODI2544864166541/151/15166.256.22160.2000
T20I951214619841/131/1349.508.1336.5000
FC1282564333831/192/42112.663.15214.3000
List A2885570572641/151/15181.506.17176.2000
T203244445466182/252/2582.628.7356.7000
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Rahul Dravid, Vikram Rathour and Virat Kohli have a chat
Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli have a chat
Virat Kohli fell for a duck on his return
Virat Kohli bagged another duck
Virat Kohli catches up with his old RCB team-mate Kyle Jamieson
Tom Latham and Virat Kohli at the toss