Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

Indian • Right Handed Bat

IPL All Time Records
Personal Information
Full NameVirat Kohli
Date of BirthNovember 5, 1988
Age34 Years
Birth PlaceNew Delhi
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Current Team(s)Royal Challengers Bangalore
Indian Cricket Team
RoleRight handed batsman, Right-arm medium bowler
Batting StyleRight hand Bat
Bowling StyleRight arm Medium
DebutAugust 18, 2008
Jersey No.18
FamilyAnushka Sharma (Wife), Saroj Kohli (Mother), Prem Kohli (Father)

Virat Kohli Photos

Virat Kohli: An Insight into the Cricket Maestro’s Journey

Virat Kohli rose to prominence by leading the U19 side to victory in the 2008 World Cup in Malaysia, showcasing his leadership skills and cricketing prowess. His journey continued, marked by achievements and milestones that have etched his name in cricketing history.

Early Triumphs and Senior Debut

In 2008, Kohli captained the U19 team to win the World Cup, setting the stage for his senior debut against Sri Lanka. Swiftly becoming a mainstay in the national squad, he earned a spot in the 2011 ICC World Cup and made his Test debut the same year. Notably, he assumed the vice-captaincy of the ODI team in 2012 and, in 2014, took charge of the Test team following Dhoni’s Test retirement.

Captaincy Era Begins

In 2017, Kohli succeeded Dhoni as the ODI captain, and in the same year, he took over the Test captaincy. Numerous awards, including the ICC Cricketer of the Year, ICC ODI Player of the Year, and the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, underline his exceptional contributions.

Years Unfolded: Achievements at a Glance

200819Won the 2008 U-19 World Cup
200819ODI Debut against Sri Lanka
200819Joined Royal Challengers Bangalore
201022T20I Debut against Zimbabwe
201123Won the 2011 ICC World Cup
201123Test debut against West Indies
201224Vice-captain of Indian ODI team
201224ICC ODI Player of the Year
201325No 1 batsman in ODI rankings
201426Man of the Tournament at 2014 ICC World Twenty20
201426Appointed Test captain
201527Played in the 2015 ICC World Cup
201628Man of the Tournament at 2016 ICC World Twenty20
201729ICC Cricketer of the Year
201729Appointed as the ODI captain
201830Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
201829Became the fastest ODI batter to achieve 10000 ODI runs.
201930Captained India to semi-final of 2019 World Cup
202233Completed 100 Test matches for India
202233Scored his first T20 International Century

Records Speak Louder

Kohli boasts the highest Test, ODI, and T20I ratings among Indian batsmen. Renowned as a chase master, he holds records for being the fastest to 10,000 and 11,000 ODI runs. Awards like the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy and multiple Wisden accolades further validate his cricketing excellence.

Awards and Recognitions

Recognized with the ICC ODI Player of the Year thrice (2012, 2017, 2018), Kohli has consistently been a standout performer. His contributions were acknowledged with the Arjuna Award (2013), Padma Shri (2017), and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2018), renamed Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award.

Domestic and IPL Triumphs

Kohli’s journey commenced at the West Delhi Cricket Academy in 1998, leading to significant milestones in domestic and IPL cricket. His IPL saga with Royal Challengers Bangalore showcases a blend of challenges and triumphs, reaching its pinnacle with Kohli becoming the first player to amass 6000 runs in the league.

International Odyssey

Kohli’s international career is a testament to resilience and adaptability. From a modest Test debut in 2011 to achieving the fastest 10,000 and 11,000 ODI runs, he consistently dominated. Noteworthy performances in ICC tournaments and bilateral series marked his journey, solidifying his status as one of the world’s best batsmen.

Captain Kohli: Leading from the Front

Kohli’s leadership journey commenced with captaining the U19 team to World Cup glory. His ascendancy to the national captaincy unfolded over the years, leading India across formats. Notable achievements include victories against Australia in their own backyard and a historic Test series win in Australia in 2018-19.

Family and Personal Milestones

Born to Prem Kohli, a criminal lawyer, and Saroj Kohli, a homemaker, Virat’s family played a crucial role in his cricketing upbringing. His marriage to Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in 2017 added a personal milestone. The couple welcomed their daughter, Vamika, in 2021.

As Kohli steps down from captaincy in 2022, his legacy stands tall, adorned with records, accolades, and an indelible impact on Indian cricket. The journey continues for this cricket maestro, leaving an everlasting imprint on the sport’s narrative.