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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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Anushka Sharma

Here's how Anushka Sharma is spending her quarantine

Entertainment | Jun 23, 2020, 09:17 PM IST

Anushka Sharma's quarantine moods are basically all of us. Check out how the pretty actress-producer is spending her quarantine.

India vs New Zealand

1st Test: New Zealand thrash India by 10 wickets in Wellington, take 1-0 lead

Sports | Feb 24, 2020, 07:13 AM IST

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.

Virat Kohli

4th T20I: More drama as India pull off another Super Over victory at New Zealand's expense

Sports | Jan 31, 2020, 05:08 PM IST

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 a

3rd T20I: Clinical India beat Sri Lanka by 78 runs to win series 2-0

Sports | Jan 10, 2020, 11:55 PM IST

India defeated Sri Lanka by 78 runs in the third and final T20 International to win the three-match series 2-0 on Friday.

India vs West Indies

IND vs WI, 3rd ODI: Virat Kohli soars, Shardul Thakur roars as India clinch series 2-1

Sports | Dec 22, 2019, 11:14 PM IST

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 led India to their record run-chase in the

India vs West Indies, 1st T20I: Virat Kohli leads India to easy 6-wicket win

Sports | Dec 06, 2019, 10:51 PM IST

Virat Kohli remained not out on 94 as he steered India to a comfortable six-wicket win in Hyderabad.

Bangladesh won the toss and India everything else against a

Kohli, Pujara hand India lead after Ishant's fifer shatters Bangladesh

Sports | Nov 22, 2019, 09:18 PM IST

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.

India vs South Africa

3rd Test: India blow away South Africa for 3-0 clean sweep

Sports | Oct 22, 2019, 10:27 AM IST

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 vs South Africa

3rd Test, Day 3: India two wickets away from clean sweep against SA

Sports | Oct 21, 2019, 05:52 PM IST

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.

India vs South Africa

2nd Test, Day 4: India thrash SA by an innings and 137 runs

Sports | Oct 13, 2019, 03:36 PM IST

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.

India vs South Africa

2nd Test, Day 2: Kohli double ton helps India remain in driver's seat

Sports | Oct 11, 2019, 06:04 PM IST

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.

The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on

DDCA renames Kotla stadium after Arun Jaitley, unveils Virat Kohli pavilion

Sports | Sep 12, 2019, 09:06 PM IST

In a glittering function, Home Minister Amit Shah digitally inaugurated the renamed Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium in presence of late finance minister's family.

India vs West Indies

2nd Test, Day 1: Vihari, Pant take India to 264/5 after Kohli and Mayank hit fifties

Sports | Aug 31, 2019, 06:30 AM IST

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.

Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli remained unbeaten at the end

India vs West Indies, 1st Test: Virat, Rahane power India to 260-run lead on Day 3

Sports | Aug 25, 2019, 08:41 AM IST

Skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane remained unbeaten at stumps as India aim to take a commanding lead over hosts West Indies.

Virat Kohli hammered his second consecutive hundred to

3rd ODI: Ton-up Kohli powers India to 6-wicket win over Windies, clinch series 2-0

Sports | Aug 15, 2019, 04:21 AM IST

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.

India made heavy weather of a modest run-chase after

1st T20I: India beat West Indies by 4 wickets to start tour on high note

Sports | Aug 03, 2019, 11:47 PM IST

Chasing 96 for a win, India huffed and puffed before reaching the target with 2.4 overs to spare.

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are back from England- Check latest pictures

Entertainment | Jul 18, 2019, 05:34 PM IST

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma is back with Indian cricketer husband Virat Kohli from England post the ICC Cricket World Cup. The couple was spotted at the airport in black coordinated attires. Anushka Sharma recently revealed why she married Virat Kohli at the age of 29- Check their latest pictures

Chasing a stiff 337-run target, Pakistan were alre

2019 World Cup, Match 22: Rohit, Kohli star in India's crushing win over Pakistan in Manchester

Sports | Jun 17, 2019, 12:24 AM IST

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.

Actress Anushka Sharma was spotted with husband Virat Kohli

Anushka Sharma returns to Mumbai from Bengaluru with husband Virat Kohli (In Pics)

Entertainment | May 05, 2019, 07:12 PM IST

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli were in Bengaluru for Royal Challengers Bangalore's match against Sun Risers Hyderabad which was held on Saturday.

RCB now have 9 points from 13 games and are knocked out of

IPL 2019, RCB vs RR: Bangalore knocked out after rain abandons play following Shreyas Gopal hat-trick

Sports | May 01, 2019, 02:05 PM IST

Shreyas Gopal took an impressive hat-trick but rain spoiled the day as play was abandoned with RR needing just 22 runs to win.

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