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Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

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Batting Style: Right Handed

DOB: 5th Nov 1988

Bowling Style: Right-arm medium

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Career Stats
Batting & Fielding
Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
Tests 60 101 7 4658 49.55 235 8315 56.02 17 14 526 13 57 0
ODIs 202 194 32 9030 55.74 183 9844 91.73 32 45 838 98 94 0
T20is 55 51 14 1956 52.86 90* 1419 137.84 0 18 208 40 27 0
First Class 92 149 14 6907 51.16 235 12218 56.53 24 22 839 28 88 0
List A 236 227 35 10472 54.54 183 11380 92.02 36 53 1002 122 112 0
T20s 226 213 40 7068 40.86 113 5303 133.28 4 52 661 218 101 0
Bowling
Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 60 7 150 2 70 0 2.8 0/0 0 0 0
ODIs 202 48 641 1 665 4 166.25 6.22 160.25 1/15 0 0 0
T20is 55 12 146 0 198 4 49.5 8.14 36.5 1/13 0 0 0
First Class 92 21 618 14 324 3 108 3.15 206 1/19 0 0 0
List A 236 55 705 1 726 4 181.5 6.18 176.25 1/15 0 0 0
T20s 226 44 454 0 661 8 82.63 8.74 56.75 2/25 0 0 0
Profile

As Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men were rewriting history with success in the finals of the triangular series against hosts Australia in March 2008, the India Under-19 team won the World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, led astutely in every sense of the word by an ambitious, outrageously talented young man from Delhi. It didn’t take Virat Kohli long to make the transition from the U-19 ranks to the senior team, nor did it take the right-hander too much time to showcase his enormous skills at the highest level. Blessed with great wrists and tremendous timing, Kohli has embraced an increasing maturity and made rapid strides - both on the field and in the record books. Fastest to reach to 6000 ODI runs, he is only the second player after Greg Chappell to score twin centuries on his Test captaincy debut, a feat which he achieved against Australia in Adelaide in December 2014. By his own admission, the hype and the riches that came with initial success and the heady concoction that the IPL is went to his head. Kohli, however, quickly worked out – on his own – that success off the park depended directly on success on it. Once he made his peace with himself, he graduated into a different league to become India’s Test captain. While his initial one-day exploits were marvellous, Kohli’s Test debut was anything but as he was found out in the West Indies in mid-2011. He then worked tirelessly with coach Duncan Fletcher, ironed out a few kinks and made his comeback count, and has so far recorded 31 international centuries at a breathtaking speed. With four centuries in the 2014-15 Test series in Australia, Kohli once again reestablished his credentials as India’s new leader in batting.

Last Updated:27th Sep 2017 Author:R Kaushik
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