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Virat Kohli-An All Time Great, Who is So Special!

Virat Kohli-An All Time Great, Who is So Special!

Virat Kohli is a successful Indian cricketer who plays all the three formats for India. He is a right arm batsman and a medium pace bowler. Speaking about Virat Kohli, he is the current captain of Test cricket Indian team and vice-captain of limited over cricket team for India. He is also the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL matches. He started his career in ODI in the year 2008, test in 2011 and T20I in the year 2010. Here are some of the highlights of his life staring from the yearly age career to the current Virat Kohli who is the run machine and good target chaser for Indian Team.

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1. Early Life

Early Life

While speaking about Virat Kohli full profile, he was born on November 5th in 1988 in a Punjabi family in Delhi. His mother is a housewife and father was a criminal lawyer. Among the three brothers and sisters, Virat is the youngest of all. Vikash is his elder brother and Bhavna is elder sister. He was brought up in Uttam Nagar and he started his schooling from Vishal Bharti Public School and at the age of nine joined West Delhi Cricket Academy. In this academy he was trained under the guidance of Rajlumar Sharma and played various cricket matched at Sumit Dogra Academy. As per his academic performance, he was considered bright and alert child by the teachers. At his childhood, his family financial status was not good and had to spend some part of life in rented home. After the death of his father on 18th December 2006, Virat has to support his family and emerged as the cricketer Virat Kohli in cricket world to hold responsibility of his entire family and be the backbone of Indian cricket team.

2. Domestic Career

Domestic Career

At the start of his cricketing career, Virat played for Delhi Under-15 team in October 2002 for 2002-03 Polly Umrigar Trophy and after his exceptional performance in the match, he became the captain. In next year’s tournament, he scored about 172 runs at an average of 34.40. In entire tournament, he was able to score 390 runs at an average of 78 in 5 innings including 2 centuries and two fifties. After great success in Under 15 team, he was selected for the 2003-04 Vijay Merchant Trophy under-17 where he scored 470 runs in four matches. He hit two centuries at an average of 117.50 where his highest score was 251 not out. Further, in 2006 he got an opportunity to play for India Under-19 in tour to England and scored at an average of 105 in three ODI matches and 49 in all three test matches. After winning both the formats in England, Indian team was sent on tour to Pakistan where his exceptional performance of an average of 41.66 in ODI and 58 in test impressed everyone.

After few domestic tournaments, he was finally selected for Vijay Hazare Trophy that finally changed his life. After the death of his father, he slightly changed and as per her mother, he was much matured than earlier. In 2007, his first Twenty20 debut match provided him highest run in the Inter State T20 Championship where he scored 179 runs at an average of 35.80. Later on in the Under-19 team, he went to Sri Lanka tour on Tri series and succeeded to be the second highest run scorer. He scored 146 runs in 5 matches and surprised everyone by his great technique and dedication towards cricket. Finally, the big tournament was waiting for this young talent to shine in it and be the star of today’s’ Indian cricket team in the form of 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup which was played in Malaysia. In entire tournament, he scored 235 runs in 6 matches by batting at number four. His average in the series was 47 and was the third highest run getter in the tournament. His exceptionally amazing century against West Indies Under-19 of 100 runs in just 74 balls was considered ‘the innings of the tournamnet’.

India’s win in the 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup under the captaincy of Virat Kohli finally paved him way to play in Indian Premier League under the Royal Challengers Bangalore banner. During the year 2008, he received Border-Gavaskar scholarship where he got an opportunity to complete training in Cricket Australia’s Centre of Excellence in Brisbane for six weeks. Finally, he succeeded in getting his position in India’s 30 man probable squad for ICC Champions trophy. Virat Kohli also gained attention of selectors for Indian Emerging Players squad team for the Emerging Player Tournament in Australia. He finally scored at great speed and with best average of 41.20 in six matches with 206 runs. Thus, his domestic career reflects his potential, technical skill and passion towards cricket.

3. International Career

International Career

The international career of Virat Kohli started from the tour to Sri Lank in the August 2008 followed by Champions trophy in Pakistan. He entered in ODI at the age of 19 and in his first match of the career; he was able to score only 12 runs. In the fourth match of his international career, he scored half century in which India won the series and here after he never looked back in life. Every year his class, performance, achievements and dedications towards cricket is increasing at rapid rate. He is now a successful cricket and is considered as the run machine for India. He is an excellent run chaser and loved by huge fan followings. After the Champions trophy, he was selected as the replacement for Shikhar Dhawan in the test match against Australia. Few years later in 2010, he was names vice-captain of the team in the tri series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in which he was the most impressive player. In the same series, he was the man from India to reach fastest 1,000 runs in ODI cricket. During his career, he achieved several awards, man of the match and man of the series awards. During 2014 Australian tour to Australia, he was also appointed as the captain of the team. Thus, after great success in his career in International cricket, he is now a well established member of Indian team and is the backbone of the team. He is the run machine and top scorer of the team for most of the time in crucial matches and have lead India to victory in major series in both India and abroad.

4. IPL Career

IPL Career

In his debut match in the IPL career he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the year 2008. In his starting year, he scored 165 runs in 12 innings at an average of 15. In the second season of IPL he scored 246 runs with 22.36 average. During 2010 IPL he was the second highest scorer with 307 runs with an strike rate of 144.81. He became the vice captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore where his team was runner up in the tournament. However, after the retirement of the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli became the captain and in his last years IPL he was able to score 505 runs at an average of 45.90 with an amazing strike rate of 130. As per the Virat Kohli IPL records, he is the most consistent player in his team and has lead his team to great performance in this tournament.

5. Personal Life

Personal Life

As being the popular name in Indian Cricket, Virat always remains in limelight due to his various activities in his personal life. Recently he remained the highlights of news channels for being in relationship with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. Recently, his breakup with Anushka Sharma was the reason of attention of media and fans. Virat Kohli also confronted that he believes in superstition and due to this reason, he always wear the same pair of gloves that provided him highest scores. Along with this, he also wears Kara on his right arm and believes in mythologies and religious black threads. Rest he has a simple and peaceful personal life that starts with spending time with his family and holiday trips at desired locations. He also remains active on Twitter: https://twitter.com/imVkohli and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/virat.kohli and always connected with his friends and fans.

6. Records and achievements

Records and achievements

Speaking of the Virat Kohli records, he has large number of records under his success belt in all the three formats ODI, Test and T20. Below are the Virat Kohli one day records and various acheivements in Cricket.

  • Fastest century by an Indian cricketer in ODIs in 52 balls
  • Fastest Indian to reach 1,000 runs
  • Fastest Indian and third fastest in the world to reach 4,000 runs
  • Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 5,000 runs
  • Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 6,000 runs
  • Fastest in the world to reach 7,000 runs
  • Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 10 centuries
  • Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 15 centuries
  • Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 20 centuries
  • Fastest in the world to reach 25 centuries
  • Most ODI runs in 2010 by an Indian cricketer
  • Most ODI runs in 2011 by any cricketer
  • Most ODI runs in 2012 by an Indian cricketer
  • Most ODI runs in 2013 by an Indian cricketer
  • Most ODI runs in 2014 by an Indian cricketer

As per the Virat Kohli test records, he has impressed his fans through his overall performance in this format of cricket. He holds the record of scoring Most Test runs in 2012 by an Indian cricketer. Further, he holds the T20 record of being Fastest in the world to reach 1,000 runs. Speaking about his Captaincy records, he is the first cricketer to score three centuries in his first three innings as Test captain

8. Awards


From the very start of this career, Virat Kohli is a consistent performer who has received various types of awards. Virat has several awards in all the three formats of cricket in his career. His awards are:

  • ICC ODI Player of the year
  • ICC World ODI XI: 2012, 2014
  • Arjuna Award 2013
  • BCCI’s Polly Umrigar Award for international cricket of the year for 2011-12 and 2014-15
  • Ceat International Cricketer of the year: 2011-12 and 2014-15

Apart from these main achievements, he has also won 32 Man of the match awards and 6 Man of the series awards in all the 3 formats of cricket in India and outside India.


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