1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. Profile

Virat Kohli 260x260 image
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.

read more

NEWS

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane

Nothing changes between me and Kohli, he is my captain and I am his deputy: Rahane

Cricket | Jan 26, 2021, 07:11 PM IST

Come February 5, Rahane will again be the vice-captain of the Test team against England with Kohli back in the saddle.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has made India a tough side, can't be bullied, says Nasser Hussain

Cricket | Jan 26, 2021, 12:43 PM IST

Former England captain Nasser Hussain feels Virat Kohli has instilled a fighting attitude in the current Indian team, which does not get bullied by adversities.

virat kohli, rishabh pant, rishabh pant team india, rishabh pant india, rishabh pant australia, indi

Promoting Rishabh Pant to no.5 was Virat Kohli's idea, reveals batting coach Vikram Rathour

Cricket | Jan 26, 2021, 08:25 AM IST

Virat Kohli suggested the idea to promote Rishabh Pant at no.5 to keep up with the left-right combination in batting order, Vikram Rathour has revealed.

Virat Kohli Cheteshwar Pujara

Virat Kohli and others write heartfelt message to Pujara on his 33rd birthday

Cricket | Jan 25, 2021, 11:10 AM IST

Indian skipper Virat Kohli wished Cheteshwar Pujara a happy birthday on Monday morning as the Indian Test specialist turned 33 on the day.

Joe Root and Virat Kohli

India-England Tests in Chennai to be played behind closed doors

Cricket | Jan 22, 2021, 09:01 PM IST

The teams are expected to reach Chennai by January 27 and undergo testing before entering the bio-bubble.

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane

Removing Virat Kohli from captaincy will destroy culture of Indian team: Brad Hogg

Cricket | Jan 22, 2021, 07:15 PM IST

After his paternity leave, Kohli will be leading India in the first Test against England, scheduled to start from February 5.

virat kohli, virat kohli india, virat kohli team india, team india, india vs australia, ind vs aus,

From 36 all-out to series win: How Kohli's message at midnight set off 'Mission Melbourne'

Cricket | Jan 22, 2021, 11:50 AM IST

On the midnight of India's humiliating collapse in Adelaide, Virat Kohli messaged India's fielding coach R Sridhar - and thus began 'Mission Melbourne'.

Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj

Will be forever indebted to RCB and Virat Kohli for believing in me: Mohammed Siraj

Cricket | Jan 21, 2021, 08:04 PM IST

Siraj also said that Jasprit Bumrah too backed him immensely in Australia.

Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli's FIRST PICS after welcoming baby girl. Check out

Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli's FIRST PICS after welcoming baby girl. Check out

Celebrities | Jan 21, 2021, 01:22 PM IST

Ever since the birth of power couple Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli's daughter on January 11, people have been waiting for a glimpse of the couple. The duo gave a pleasant surprise to fans as they were spotted together in Bandra on Thursday.

Virat Kohli

Return of Kohli: No threat to captaincy but he will be among 'equals' in that dressing room

Cricket | Jan 20, 2021, 05:18 PM IST

But that's the news part of the story. When it comes to views, there are many -- some are quite open about the theory of split captaincy and some are speaking about it in hushed tones.

Virat Kohli

Kohli, Ishant, Hardik return as India name squad for first two Tests against England

Cricket | Jan 19, 2021, 07:33 PM IST

The Indian selectors led by Chetan Sharma on Tuesday named the squad for the first two Tests against England. Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, and Ishant Sharma have made their way back into the squad.

virat kohli, india vs australia, ind vs aus, ind vs aus 2021, india vs australia 2021, ind vs aus ga

'Those who doubted us after Adelaide, stand up and take notice': Virat Kohli tweets after series win

Cricket | Jan 19, 2021, 02:25 PM IST

Virat Kohli took to Twitter to express his delight at India's incredible 2-1 series victory over Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Virat Kohli

England series selection: Virat, Ishant set to be back; all eyes on Bumrah, Ashwin's fitness

Cricket | Jan 18, 2021, 10:07 PM IST

Bumrah and Ashwin, who could not play the Brisbane Test due to abdominal strain and back spasms respectively, are expected to be available after an extended period of rest before the four-Test series

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma

Virat Kohli changes Twitter bio to 'a proud husband & father' after Anushka gives birth to baby girl

Celebrities | Jan 18, 2021, 09:09 AM IST

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma is not only a proud mother, but also a proud wife after his cricketer-husband Virat Kohli changed his Twitter bio to 'A proud husband and father' after the birth of their baby girl.

india vs australia, india vs australia 2021, ind vs aus 2021, washington sundar, shardul thakur, vir

AUS vs IND 4th Test: Virat Kohli hails 'outstanding' Sundar, Thakur after heroics on Day 3

Cricket | Jan 17, 2021, 12:44 PM IST

Virat Kohli heaped praise on Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur after the duo batted India out of trouble on Day 3 of the Brisbane Test against Australia.

himanshu pandya, hardik pandya father, hardik pandya father death, krunal pandya father, virat kohli

Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar offer condolences to Pandya brothers on their father's demise

Cricket | Jan 16, 2021, 11:27 AM IST

The father of Krunal and Hardik Pandya, Himanshu Pandya passed away due to cardiac arrest on Saturday morning.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is best batsman in white-ball cricket, says RCB teammate Isuru Udana

Cricket | Jan 15, 2021, 03:59 PM IST

Udana is set to assume the responsibility of being the Icon player for the Bangla Tigers in the second season of the Abu Dhabi T10.

Inside Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma's personalised gifts to paps, Raveena Tandon lauds paps response

Inside Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma's personalised gifts to paps, Raveena Tandon lauds paps response

Celebrities | Jan 14, 2021, 12:12 PM IST

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma on Wednesday released a statement to the paparazzi teams in Mumbai, requesting privacy and not to photograph their daughter. Along with the media statement, the couple also sent out personalized gifts to the paparazzi.

Amitabh Bachchan  interesting observation about Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni other cricketers

Look what Amitabh Bachchan noticed about Indian cricketers and their kids

Celebrities | Jan 14, 2021, 11:03 AM IST

Senior Bachchan shares some interesting facts, quotes, pictures, and stories with his fans. Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday took to his Twitter account and shared yet another interesting information related to Indian cricketers. Check it out here!

Amul is 'bowled over' by Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli's baby girl; shares cute doodle

Amul is 'bowled over' by Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli's baby girl; shares cute doodle

Celebrities | Jan 13, 2021, 02:55 PM IST

Fans, Friends, and family everyone is pouring in wishes to the new parents and the baby girl. But one post that won everyone's heart is by Amul India. Amul came up with one of the most creative ways to wish the couple.

Read More