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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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IPL 2020, Match 10: Virat Kohli's RCB beat MI in Super Over thriller

Cricket Ki Baat | Sep 29, 2020, 08:52 AM IST

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli slammed a boundary off the last ball of the Super Over tie-breaker to register a thrilling win over reigning champions Mumbai Indians after the scores were tied in the normal course of the 10th match of the IPL on Monday.

IPL 2020: KXIP's Ravi Bishnoi credits KL Rahul for massive victory over RCB

Cricket Ki Baat | Sep 25, 2020, 09:43 AM IST

Kings XI Punjab secured an easy victory over the Royal Challengers Bangalore on September 24 in the ongoing IPL season in UAE.

IPL 2020, Match 6: KL Rahul's record 132 powers KXIP to commanding win over RCB

Cricket Ki Baat | Sep 24, 2020, 11:33 PM IST

KL Rahul scored a masterful unbeaten 132 as Kings XI Punjab defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs in Dubai.

IPL 2020: RCB wins the toss, opts to bowl against KXIP

Cricket Ki Baat | Sep 24, 2020, 07:46 PM IST

Virat Kohli continues the trend of opting to bowl first in order to make most of the dew factor and makes no changes in XI; Jimmy Neesham makes debut for Kings XI Punjab.

IPL 2020, Match 3: Padikkal, De Villiers shine in RCB's all-round win over SRH

Cricket Ki Baat | Sep 21, 2020, 11:53 PM IST

Debutant Devdutt Padikkal, seasoned AB de Villiers hit fifties while Yuzvendra Chahal scalped three wickets to help Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs.

IPL 2020: SRH opts to bowl against RCB; no place for Kane Williamson, Parthiv Patel

Cricket Ki Baat | Sep 21, 2020, 07:50 PM IST

Virat Kohli's Bangalore will look to overcome the ghosts of the previous season, where they finished last on the points table. While David Warner's SRH will look to rectify their issue of choosing four best overseas players as they have several in th

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma expecting baby

Entertainment | Aug 27, 2020, 04:25 PM IST

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and Indian cricketer Virat Kohli are ready to welcome their first child in January 2021. Virat Kohli announced the news in a tweet. He wrote, 'And then, we were three! Arriving Jan 2021'.

Sports fraternity mourns sudden demise of Sushant Singh Rajput

Sports | Jun 14, 2020, 11:36 PM IST

Sports fraternity expressed grief and shock over demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput on June 14. 'MS Dhoni' actor was also known for his sports skills.

Lockdown Tales: Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma? Mohammed Shami gives best reply

Cricket Ki Baat | May 13, 2020, 09:13 PM IST

During an Instagram Live chat with India TV on Wednesday, fast bowler Mohammed Shami gave a perfect answer to a fan who asked him to choose a better batsman between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.

The nation needs our support: Virat Kohli urges people to stay inside during lockdown

Sports | Mar 28, 2020, 12:35 PM IST

Indian captain Virat Kohli took to his official social media profiles to urge the people of the country to follow the 21-day lockdown seriously.

Exclusive | Funny how people are reacting after Virat Kohli has one bad tour: Kuldeep Yadav

Cricket Ki Baat | Mar 06, 2020, 09:36 PM IST

Indian skipper has been criticised for his poor tour of New Zealand where he managed only 218 runs in 9 innings across formats with only one half-century score.

No fault in Virat Kohli's technique, he will make a strong comeback: Inzamam-ul-Haq

Cricket Ki Baat | Mar 04, 2020, 09:56 PM IST

Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has backed Indian skipper Virat Kohli, saying that every player goes through such a phase. He also said that Kohli had no fault in his technique, and that he will come back strongly.

Watch: Kohli loses cool when asked if he needs to tone down aggression

Sports | Mar 02, 2020, 02:54 PM IST

After losing the two-match Test series against New Zealand, India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday lost his cool during the post match press conference when asked whether he needs to town down his aggression on the field.

Indian batsmen struggle again as New Zealand on top on Day 1

Cricket Ki Baat | Feb 29, 2020, 09:38 PM IST

Virat Kohli and co. failed to step up again in the second Test, as the side was restricted to 242 in the first innings.

Workload takes toll but will play all formats for at least 3 more years: Virat Kohli

Cricket Ki Baat | Feb 19, 2020, 11:05 PM IST

Virat Kohli is looking at the "bigger picture" in Indian cricket with two T20 and one 50-over World Cup in the next three years after which he might decide on playing two of the three formats.

Ind vs NZ: Skippers pose with Test match trophy in Wellington

Sports | Feb 19, 2020, 12:14 PM IST

Ahead of the first Test match between India and New Zealand captains of both team posed with the trophy.

Men in Blue gear up ahead of 1ST test match against New Zealand

Sports | Feb 19, 2020, 09:22 AM IST

Men in Blue were seen practicing ahead of their first Test match against New Zealand on February 21.

Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah maintain top spots in ODI rankings

Sports | Nov 12, 2019, 09:39 PM IST

Virat Kohli is sitting pretty at the top of the rankings for batsmen with 895 rating points.

Want to take team forward from where Virat Kohli has left: Rohit Sharma

Cricket Ki Baat | Nov 02, 2019, 09:06 PM IST

India's stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma has said that he would want to steer the team forward in the absence of Virat Kohli.

India vs South Africa, 3rd Test: India crush South Africa in Ranchi to complete 3-0 whitewash

Cricket Ki Baat | Oct 22, 2019, 02:01 PM IST

India beat South Africa by an innings and 202 runs to complete a 3-0 series whitewash and extend their lead at the top of the World Test Championships table.

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