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
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The hosts first bowled out India for 191 runs in the second innings and then chased down the nine-run target on Day 4 of the Test match with utmost ease to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
New Zealand once again choked from a winning position as India beat the Black Caps via Super Over in the 4th T20I in Wellington.
India defeated Sri Lanka by 78 runs in the third and final T20 International to win the three-match series 2-0 on Friday.
Virat Kohli anchored a tricky chase before Shardul Thakur played the most defining cameo of his short career to power India to a series-winning four-wicket victory over the West Indies in the third ODI.
Virat Kohli remained not out on 94 as he steered India to a comfortable six-wicket win in Hyderabad.
The Indian pace battery ran through Bangladesh batting like a hot knife through butter, before Pujara Virat Kohli eased to typically classy fifties as India reached 174/3 at stumps on Day 1 of the first pink ball Test on Friday.
With another 120 points, India now sit pretty on top of the points table with 240 points as the formalities were completed within the first two overs of the day.
India's pace prowess came to the fore yet again as Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav bossed over a fragile South African batting line-up to put the hosts on the cusp of a 3-0 whitewash on Monday.
After winning the toss, India rode skipper's Virat Kohli double century, opener Mayank Agarwal's century and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's 91 to amass a mammoth 601/5d on board and later the hosts bowlers wrapped up both innings of South Africa in around two days.
With Kohli scoring a career-best unbeaten 254, India buried the Proteas under a mountain of runs, putting on board a mammoth 601 for five.
In a glittering function, Home Minister Amit Shah digitally inaugurated the renamed Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium in presence of late finance minister's family.
Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant struck an unbeaten partnership of 62 runs for the sixth wicket as India finished day one of the 2nd Test on 264/5 in Jamaica.
Skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane remained unbeaten at stumps as India aim to take a commanding lead over hosts West Indies.
West Indies posted 240 for seven in 35 overs after electing to bat but India were given a revised 255-run target on Duckworth-Lewis method. Skipper Virat Kohli (114 not out) smashed his 43rd ODI century to lead India to win.
Chasing 96 for a win, India huffed and puffed before reaching the target with 2.4 overs to spare.
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Chasing a stiff 337-run target, Pakistan were already down and out when rain stopped play after 35 overs. They had managed just 166 runs for loss of six wickets, nowhere near the DLS par-score of 252.
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Shreyas Gopal took an impressive hat-trick but rain spoiled the day as play was abandoned with RR needing just 22 runs to win.