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Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Full Name: Virat NULL Kohli

DOB: 5th Nov 1988

Player Role: Batsman

Batting Style: Right Handed

Bowling Style: Right-arm medium

Team:
  • India
  • India A
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Delhi
  • Career Stats
    Batting & Fielding
    Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
    Tests 66 112 8 5554 53.4 243 9532 58.27 21 16 618 17 63 0
    ODIs 208 200 35 9588 58.11 183 10405 92.15 35 46 892 104 100 0
    T20is 62 58 15 2102 48.88 90* 1543 136.23 0 18 214 46 32 0
    First Class 98 160 15 7803 53.81 243 13435 58.08 28 24 931 32 94 0
    List A 242 233 38 11030 56.56 183 11941 92.37 39 54 1056 128 118 0
    T20s 247 234 44 7744 40.76 113 5808 133.33 4 56 719 242 114 0
    Bowling
    Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
    Tests 66 9 163 2 76 0 2.8 0/0 0 0 0
    ODIs 208 48 641 1 665 4 166.25 6.22 160.25 1/15 0 0 0
    T20is 62 12 146 0 198 4 49.5 8.14 36.5 1/13 0 0 0
    First Class 98 23 631 14 330 3 110 3.14 210.33 1/19 0 0 0
    List A 242 55 705 1 726 4 181.5 6.18 176.25 1/15 0 0 0
    T20s 247 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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