Virat Kohli biography



                                                     Virat Kohli 


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Virat Kohli    was born 5 November 1988  is an Indian international cricketer  who currently captains the INDIAN NATIONAL TEAM. A right-handed top-order btsman Kohli is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. He plays for RCB in the IPL, and has been the team's captain since 2013.
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Born and raised in DELHI, Kohli represented the city's  t various age-group levels before making his  debut in 2006. He captained  to victory at the 2008 u-ninteny 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 squade  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 theicc rankings  for ODI batsmen for the first time in 2013.
                   Kohli also found success in the  twenty format format, winning the Man of the Tournament twice at the icc world cup twenty 20 (in 2014 and2016). In 2014, he became the top-ranked t20 batsman in the ICC rankings, holding the position for three successive years until 2017. Since October 2017, he has been the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world and is currently the leading batsman in the Test ranking. Among Indian batsmen, Kohli has the best evertest rating
 (937 points), oneday rating (911 points) and t20 rating (897 points).
Kohli was appointed the vice-captain of the ODI team in 2012 and handed over the Test captaincy following dhoni 's Test retirement in 2014. In early 2017, he became the limited-overs captain as well after Dhoni stepped down from the position. In ODIs, Kohli holds the world record for the fastest batsman to 10,000 runs in 205 innings. Kohli has the second highest number of centuries and the highest number of centuries in run-chases in the world. Kohli holds numerous Indian batting records including the fastest ODI century, the fastest batsman to 5,000 ODI runs and the fastest to 10 ODI centuries. Among the t20 world record held by Kohli are: the fastest batsman to 2,000 runs, most runs in a calendar year and most fifties in the format. He also holds the records of most runs in a single tournament of both the World Twenty20 and the IPL. He is the only batsman in history to average over 50 in Tests, ODIs and T20Is simultaneously. On 27 October 2018, he became the first batsman for India, and tenth overall, to score three successive centuries in ODIs. In December 2018, Kohli became the first Asian captain to win test match in England, Australia and South Africa.

PRESONAL LIFE

Kohli started dating Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in 2013; the couple soon earned the celebrity couple nickname"Virushka".Their relationship attracted substantial media attention, with persistent rumours and speculations in the media, as neither of the two publicly talked about it. The couple married on 11 December 2017 in a private ceremony in Florence, Italy
                         Kohli has admitted that he is superstitious. He used to wear black wristbands as a cricket superstition; earlier, he used to wear the same pair of gloves with which he had "been scoring". Apart from a religious black thread, he has also been wearing a kara on his right arm since 2012

 
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Charity

Kohli at a VKF charity event in June 2016.
In March 2013, Kohli started a charity foundation called Virat Kohli Foundation (VKF). The organisation aims at helping underprivileged kids and conducts events to raise funds for the charity. According to Kohli, the foundation works with select NGO to "create awareness, seek support and raise funds for the various causes they endorse and the philanthropic work they engage in. In May 2014, EBAY andSAVE CHILDEN India conducted a charity auction with VKF, with its proceeds benefiting the education and healthcare of underprivileged children.

Awards

·         Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year): 2017, 2018
·         ICC ODI Player of the Year: 2012,2017, 2018
·         ICC Test Player of the Year: 2018
·         ICC ODI Team of the Year: 2012, 2014, 2016 (captain), 2017 (captain), 2018 (captain)
·         ICC Test Team of the Year: 2017 (captain), 2018 (captain)
·         Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricketer of the Year: 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
·         Padma Shri: 2017
·         Arjuna Award: 2013
·         Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World 2016, 2017
·         CEAT International Cricketer of the Year: 2011–12, 2013–14
·         Barmy Army- International Player of Year: 2017, 2018
·         Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna: 2018
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 WHO SAY ABOUT VIRAT KOHLI:

"He is a very physical type of player. He likes to impose himself on the game, backs it up with his skill."
— India's coach at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup DAV WHATMORE on Kohli.
"Kohli is the next chosen one. He exudes the intensity of DRIVED, the audacity of shewage, and the extraordinary range of tendulker That doesn't make him better, simply sui generies, his own unique kind."
— Former New Zealand captain martine crown on Kohl


Indian Premier League

In March 2008, Kohli was bought on a youth contact by the IPL franchise royal challengers banglores for $30,000. He had an indifferent 2008 season, with a total of 165 runs in 12 innings at an average of 15.00 and a strike rate of 105.09 He fared slightly better in the 2nd seeoson in which he made a total of 246 runs at 22.36, striking at over 112, while his team made it as far as the final. In the 2010, Kohli was the third highest run-getter for his team with 307 runs, averaging 27.90 and improving his strike rate to 144.81


Kohli missed the start of the 2017 season due to a shoulder injury. Morever, RCB finished the tournament at the bottom of the table, with Kohli scoring the most runs for his team, with 308 from 10 matches.
In the 2018 season, Kohli was retained by RCB for a price of ₹17 crore, the highest for any player that year.



Record in 2018
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·         Most runs in a bilateral ODI series by any cricketer – 558 runs  south afreica agenist
·         Most runs by an Indian batsman in a calendar year in overseas Tests – 1138 in 2018
·         Most Test runs in 2018 by any cricketer
·         Most ODI runs in 2018 by any cricketer
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  • Highest historic rating points in the ICC rankings by an Indian batsman in Tests (937 points), ODIs (911 points) and T20Is (897 points) – achieved on 23 August 2018, 16 February 2018 and 7 September 2014 respectively

  • Fastest batsman, in terms of innings, to score 17,000 runs in international cricket (363)
  • Crossed 900 ratings points in the ICC rankings in both Tests and ODIs – one amongst five batsmen to have done so and only the second batsman after AB DEVILLIERS to do it simultaneously.
  • First batsman to score 500 runs in a bilateral ODI series
  • Fastest in the world to score 2,000 runs in terms of innings in T20Is (56)
  • First Indian cricketer to score three successive centuries in ODIs




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