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Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli Biography

•Virat Kohli
•Full Name- Virat Prem Kohli
•Born- 5th November 1988
•Age- 23
•Debut(tests)-  20th July,2011 V/s West Indies
•Debut (ODI)- 18th August2008 V/s Sri Lanka
•Debut (T20)- V/s Zimbabwe at Harare
•Teams Played-,India.Delhi. Royal Challengers Bangalore
•Batting  style – Right hand batsman
•Bowling  Discipline-Right Arm medium pace
•Height – 5.9

Young brandish, hardworking and belonging to the next cult and the next big thing to happen to Indian cricket. Virat Kohli is immensely talented and committed to make the best interest of team. Virat Kohli has stood out with stellar performance and solely on the basis of performance has made his name for itself in the name in cricket. The potential of Virat Kohli is well asserted with his performances at every level with the highest level of excellence and dedication.

EARLY LIFE- Virat Kohli was born to Prem and Saroj Kohli in New Delhi on the 5th November,1988. He has two siblings firstly his elder sister Bhavna and elder brother VIshak. The cricketer attended Vishal Bharati and Savier Convent School. On fitting example of the dedication and devotion that Virat had for the game is well signified in the Ranji Trophy match that Delhi was playing. On the morning of the game  which was crucial match against Karnataka, He got news about the sad demise of his death. Choosing to stay on and play the Game Virat scored a match winning  90 and led his team to a win against returning home. His commitment was beyond boundaries even in the moment grief.
CAREER- However the crucial breakthrough in the career of Virat Kohli came with his performance in the Under 19 CWC which was held at Malaysia. Virat Kohli scored at an impressive average of 47 and with his performance played an important role in the India’s win and also assured him of a place in the senior side. He also became part of the Bangalore Royal Challengers. However his entry into the team as an ODI specialist did not yield instant results and he fared rather poorly in the matches played in that season. However he scripted a step by step
improvement in his batting and slowly became an important part of the team, instead of being restricted to be played when a senior player was injured or unavailable. 

Slowly and steadily Kohli performing notching up match winning scores and thus became the fastest Indian to score a 1000 runs in test match cricket. The 2011 Cricket World cup provided the vital break through for Kohli who scored a 100 on debut. Between the crucial months of his metamorphosis as a batsman Kohli averaged at an average of 48 and was the second highest scorer. Virat Kohli also replicated the same and also the faith that selector kept faith but he was done in by short pitched bowling in his first series.

However the real start to his test career was in Australia where he scored a brilliant 116 and was India scorer in as series where experienced players failed to make and impact with their batting.  In this series he also scored brilliant hundred against Sri Lanka that kept the teams hopes alive of a semifinal berth. In this time he became the fastest cricketer to score a total of 8 one day centuries in the shorter span of time.

?Fastest Indian Cricketer to reach 1000 runs in ODIs
?Fastest Indian Cricketer to reach 3000 runs in ODIs
?Kohli's 183 runs is highest score by any batsmen in ODI against Pakistan.
?Nominated for the ICC best ODI batsman of the year 2012
?Fastest Indian to score 10 international tons
?More hundreds in comparison to Sachin Tendulkar carreer graph in terms of matches.
?12 of his 13 ODI centuries Kolhi has scored a ton India has won the match
?Kohli achieved his career-best second spot in the latest ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen after conclusion of the India-Sri Lanka five-match ODI series in August 2012

CRITICISM AND CONTROVERSY- The cricketer faced his worst criticism for his approach to short pitching bowling as a result of which he played rather poorly in his first test series. He was named for pointing out an indecent gesture to the crowd who were booing ion the second test against Australia.
Virat Kohli is certainly one of the most prolific players of the game and the reason for this is sheer talent and the propensity to make use of this prolific talent His dedication and commitment to the game is certainly boundless and well exhibited and certainly if he sustain his form he is in the fray of becoming one of trhe greatest names in world cricket.

Best Innings of Virat Kohli
183 off 148 balls against Pakistan in the fifth match of Asia Cup 2012
One of the finest convincing performance of Virat Kohli and proves why he is the best at what he does. Embedded with the best possible talent and the temperament Kohli’s stands out not in the shear power hitting but his short selection and picking of bowlers and fielders to all part of the park. This was chasing Pakistan mammoth 330 set for India.

133 Against Sri Lanka at Hobart in CB series 2012
Kohli dismantled the opposition and came in at a crucial time when the team needed more than 86 runs to win in 13 overs. This effort saw Kohli smashing the oppositions out of the park and as also scoring 24 runs in an over against the experienced Lasith Malinga. India won the match and Kohli heroics single handled led the team to victory in a rain curtailed game.

116 V/s Australia at Adelaide 2011-12 series
This match saw Australia win However this was a example of the class player he is. Struggling with the shot pitch delivery, Kohli scored a toiling hundred in the most difficult situation and this was his first tour.  

Matches-    90
Innings-    87
Matches-    10
Innings-    18

Matches-    9


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