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Virat Kohli Virat Kohli Height: 1.75 m DOB: 5 November 1988

No cricket fanatic in the world can claim to be unaware of the current India captain's name. Born and brought up in the Indian capital city of New Delhi, Kohli emerged on the international radar after leading India to the title win at the ICC U19 World Cup in 2008. However, Kohli didn't exactly announce himself at the highest level till 2012 - four years after his debut - when in Australia he hit his maiden Test century (116) in Adelaide. By the end of that tour Kohli had also shown the world just how good a batsman he could become when his 86-ball-133 helped India chase down a mammoth 330 in less than 40 overs against Sri Lanka in the triangular series. Since then he hasn't looked back and has grown from strength to strength by proving his prowess all over the world. Having hit centuries on tough away tours Kohli improved his shorter format game several notches especially with the help of the IPL, where in 2016 he smacked a record 973 runs! A established chaser of totals, he has hundreds in all Test playing nations - except Bangladesh and Zimbabwe - where he has played just a single match. He is also a World Cup winner(2011) and was adjuged the Player of the Tournament at the 2014 ICC World T20. Being counted amongst the four great batsmen of the modern age along with Steven Smith, Kane Williamson and Joe Root, Kohli's meteoric rise over the past couple of years has seen him rise above everyone else in the art of batting. He is the only batsman yet to average more than 48 in all formats of the game and after his exploits in England in the summer of 2018, he has proved that he is the best batsman across the globe under any given conditions. For his exploits on the field he has also been awarded the country's highest sports honour - Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2018. But with the accolades there also have been questions regarding team selection and his aggressive mindset resulting in failures to win tough series overseas. The fact remains though that just like his runs, there are many more Indian victories to come under his leadership and only time will tell how great a legacy Captain Kohli will leave behind. But regarding his batting skills, it's safe to assume that the debate has been settled for now. There is only one Kohli and he sits right at the top.

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Young, elegant, got all the swagger: Nasser Hussain in awe of Babar Azam

Cricket | Aug 05, 2020, 09:18 PM IST

Nasser Hussain feels that had Virat Kohli carved out that innings as Babar did on Wednesday at the Old Trafford in the first afternoon of the opening Test, the world would have been talking about it.

ENG vs PAK: After Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, can Babar Azam find his moment in the English sun?

ENG vs PAK: After Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, can Babar Azam find his moment in the English sun?

Cricket | Aug 05, 2020, 10:04 AM IST

The only other batsman who has garnered as much attention across formats as the Fab Four is Babar. And since 2018, Babar has outdone them all. No other batsman, in the last two years, with more than 500 runs, averages more than Babar's 65.5. 

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Virat Kohli begins countdown for IPL 2020 in UAE

Cricket | Aug 04, 2020, 09:50 PM IST

IPL 2020 is slated to begin on September 19 in the UAE, with the final on November 10, after having received the green signal from the Indian government on Monday. 

Michael Slater feels respect between Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri works in Team India's favour

Michael Slater feels respect between Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri works in Team India's favour

Cricket | Aug 04, 2020, 01:34 PM IST

Slater feels Kohli and Shastri challenges each other but the respect between them makes the things work for Team India.

Virat Kohli supported me, MS Dhoni did as much as he could: Yuvraj Singh on his last comeback in Tea

Kohli supported me, MS Dhoni did as much as he could: Yuvraj on his last comeback in Team India

Cricket | Aug 04, 2020, 10:16 AM IST

The southpaw revealed that skipper Virat Kohli supported him when he made the comeback in 2017, but it was MS Dhoni who showed him the correct picture regarding his future in the team.

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Virat Kohli shares sneak peek of new kit as RCB gears up for IPL 2020 in UAE

Cricket | Aug 01, 2020, 07:57 PM IST

Virat Kohli and RCB are gearing up for IPL 2020 slated to be held next month in the UAE. 

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Gautam Gambhir rates Virat Kohli's 'greatest innings' across all three formats

Cricket | Aug 01, 2020, 01:12 PM IST

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has pin-pointed one innings from Virat Kohli which, in his own words, is the Indian captain's 'great innings' across all formats.

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'Promise to grab no.1 position': Saini funnily reacts to Kohli naming best smoothie makers in team

Cricket | Jul 30, 2020, 09:32 PM IST

Navdeep Saini funnily reacted to Virat Kohli ranking the best smoothie makers in the Indian cricket team.

Virat Kohli leads cricket fraternity in wishing Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic on becoming paren

Virat Kohli leads cricket fraternity in wishing Hardik and Natasa on becoming parents

Cricket | Jul 30, 2020, 04:26 PM IST

After the news broke out cricket fraternity wished Hardik and Natasa with India skipper Virat Kohli being one of the first to congratulate.

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma pledge support to people suffering in Assam and Bihar floods

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma pledge support to people suffering in Assam and Bihar floods

Cricket | Jul 30, 2020, 11:27 AM IST

Kohli said he has joined hands with three organisations to support the people and also asked others to reach out to help the needful in the time of crises. 

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Why Virat Kohli picked Mayank Agarwal to solve India’s opening woes in Australia

Cricket | Jul 29, 2020, 04:31 PM IST

Mayank opened alongside Hanuma Vihari at the MCG, scored a gritty 76 to give India a strong start which eventually played a pivotal role in their 137-run win.

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ICC ODI Rankings: Kohli, Rohit maintain top two spots, Bumrah remains 2nd among bowlers

Cricket | Jul 28, 2020, 08:30 PM IST

With 871 rating points, Kohli is at the top followed by Rohit (855) and Pakistan's Babar Azam (829).

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From bowler's body language to wrist position: Virat Kohli gives an insight into his batting mind

Cricket | Jul 28, 2020, 05:53 PM IST

Speaking to his teammate Mayank Agarwal last week on 'Open nets with Mayank, the Indian skipper gave an insight into his batting mind. 

Used to finish a pack of 40 toffees in 4-5 days: Virat Kohli reveals his diet before fitness transfo

Used to finish pack of 40 toffees in 4-5 days: Kohli reveals his diet before fitness transformation

Cricket | Jul 28, 2020, 05:31 PM IST

Kohli revealed he wanted to change everything about himself after IPL 2012 as he felt he was far behind others in terms of fitness level.

Virat Kohli recalls the moment when MS Dhoni asked him to keep wickets

Virat Kohli recalls the moment when MS Dhoni asked him to keep wickets

Cricket | Jul 28, 2020, 02:24 PM IST

Kohli in his witty style told the story and said that he understood that Dhoni has a lot on his plate as he has to focus on every ball and adjust the field at the same time.

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2011 World Cup win was a gift to Sachin paaji from all of us: Virat Kohli

Cricket | Jul 28, 2020, 02:06 PM IST

Indian captain Virat Kohli opened up on the winning moments of the 2011 World Cup.

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Virat Kohli becomes first Indian to reach 70 million Instagram followers

Cricket | Jul 27, 2020, 08:42 PM IST

Indian captain Virat Kohli became the first Indian and fourth sportsperson to reach 70 million followers on social networking site Instagram.

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Kohli has 'set the standard' for fitness, no one trains like him: India's former physiotherapist

Cricket | Jul 27, 2020, 05:25 PM IST

Now, India's former physiotherapist John Gloster has also hailed Kohli, saying that he is second-to-none when it comes to fitness standards.

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India didn't have a WC-winning team in 2019: Aakash Chopra compares Kohli's men to Dhoni's 2011 side

Cricket | Jul 27, 2020, 04:05 PM IST

Aakash opined that Kohli's men failed to grab the elusive trophy as they did not have a team that could go on to make the difference. 

Virat Kohli best batsman in the world across formats, says Junaid Khan

Virat Kohli best batsman in the world across formats, says Junaid Khan

Cricket | Jul 27, 2020, 12:40 PM IST

The Pakistan pacer heaped praise on Kohli's consistency and preferred him over Steve Smith, Joe Root, Kane Williamson and his teammate Babar Azam.

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