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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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VIDEOS

Virat Kohli steps down as Test captain of India

Sports | Jan 15, 2022, 08:07 PM IST

Virat Kohli on Saturday announced that he is stepping down as the captain of the Indian Test team. Last year, Kohli had stepped down as the T20I captain and then he was removed as the ODI leader as the selectors wanted one captain for the white-ball format.

Available for ODI selection; no problem with Rohit Sharma: Virat Kohli

Sports | Dec 15, 2021, 02:20 PM IST

India Test skipper Virat Kohli categorically denied a rift between him and the new white-ball captain Rohit Sharma during the pre-departure virtual press conference ahead of the three-Test series against South Africa beginning on December 26.

IND vs NZ 1st T20: Rohit Sharma says Team India will be stronger when Virat Kohli returns

Sports | Nov 16, 2021, 05:34 PM IST

Attending his first press conference as Team India's T20 captain, along with newly-appointed coach Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma said his predecessor Virat Kohli has a big role to play in India's T20 setup once he returns to the team after the break.

Aaj Ki Baat: Hyderabad man arrested for abusive comment against Virat Kohli's daughter

Aaj Ki Baat | Nov 12, 2021, 12:27 PM IST

Why Devendra Fadnavis’ wife Amruta threatened to send defamation notice to Nawab Malik? Magisterial probe ordered, 5 policemen suspended after death of Altaf in UP’s Kasganj police statio. Watch Aaj Ki Baat with Rajat Sharma.

T20 World Cup Dhamaka: Will Rohit Sharma become Team India's new captain?

Sports | Nov 02, 2021, 08:40 PM IST

After Team India's two consecutive defeats in the World Cup, a big decision can be taken on the captaincy of Virat Kohli within 2-3 days. Will Virat lose captaincy and Rohit Sharma become the new captain of Team India?

Rohit one of the favourites to succeed Virat Kohli as T20I captain: Vinod Kambli

Sports | Sep 17, 2021, 04:09 PM IST

Former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli believes that Rohit Sharma will be the prime favourite to succeed Virat Kohli as captain of India's T20I side. Kohli confirmed on Thursday that he would be stepping down as captain in the shortest format after the T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman.

Century drought, England series fuelled Virat Kohli's decision to step down from T20I captaincy: Maninder Singh

Sports | Sep 16, 2021, 08:17 PM IST

Virat Kohli on Thursday announced he will step down as India's T20 skipper after the T20 World Cup will continue to lead the side in ODIs and Test cricket. Former India cricketer Maninder Singh told India TV that Kohli's dry patch might have led to Kohli's leadership decision.

Virat Kohli announces his decision to step down from T20 captaincy after World Cup

Sports | Sep 16, 2021, 06:16 PM IST

Virat Kohli is set to step down from captaincy after the T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman, announced the India skipper in a tweet on Thursday.

T20 World Cup: Inside story of MS Dhoni becoming 'mentor' for Team India

Sports | Sep 09, 2021, 03:27 PM IST

MS Dhoni fans should rejoice as their favourite 'Mahi' is all set to return for the T-20 World Cup. A team of 15 players has been announced for the upcoming T-20 series has been announced, which Dhoni himself will be mentoring.

Team for T-20 World Cup announced, MS Dhoni to become mentor

Sports | Sep 09, 2021, 07:20 AM IST

MS Dhoni fans should rejoice as their favourite 'Mahi' is all set to return for the T-20 World Cup. A team of 15 players has been announced for the upcoming T-20 series has been announced, which Dhoni himself will be mentoring.

Test Rankings: Rohit Sharma becomes top-ranked Indian batsman, jumps to fifth spot

Sports | Sep 08, 2021, 08:20 PM IST

Rohit Sharma became the top-ranked Indian batsman in the latest ICC Rankings released on Wednesday. The Indian opener jumped to the fifth position to go past captain Virat Kohli, who has slipped to the sixth spot in the rankings.

Virat Kohli extremely unlucky with the toss against England

Sports | Aug 12, 2021, 08:00 PM IST

India skipper Virat Kohli lost the toss as England's Joe Root decided to bowl in the second Test at Lord's on Thursday. Kohli is the only captain to have played eight or more Tests in a country without winning a single Toss.

Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane ruled out of County XI warm-up match due to injuries

Sports | Jul 21, 2021, 05:00 PM IST

Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane were both ruled out of the three-day warm-up match against a County Select XI on Tuesday. The BCCI stated in a release that Kohli felt some stiffness in his back on late Monday evening and he has been advised to rest.

From Anushka to Kareena, a look at celebrities who became parents during the Covid period

Entertainment | Jul 13, 2021, 06:26 PM IST

Here we take a look at the celebrities who welcomed their bundle of joy amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma's daughter Vamika turns 6 months, actress shares pics from celebration

Sports | Jul 12, 2021, 07:24 PM IST

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli's daughter Vamika is six months old.

Hope to play for India under Virat Kohli's captaincy, says Anuj Rawat

Sports | Jul 11, 2021, 06:00 PM IST

Delhi youngster Anuj Rawat recollected his experience of meeting Virat Kohli as a youngster, and said that he wants to play under the Indian captain at the international level.

It's only a matter of time: Rahul Sharma on Virat Kohli's ICC trophy drought as a captain

Sports | Jul 11, 2021, 10:20 AM IST

In an exclusive interview with India TV Cricket, Indian cricketer Rahul Sharma talked about captain Virat Kohli and India's failure to grabd the title in ICC tournaments under his leadership.

Cricketer Anuj Rawat reveals what he learnt from Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma

Sports | Jul 10, 2021, 04:55 PM IST

Rajasthan Royals budding cricketer Anuj Rawat said that he admires India skipper Virat Kohli's work ethic. Rawat further said that he gets inspired by Kohli's rise in world cricket and his exemplary fitness levels. Talking about Rohit Sharma, the wicketkeeper-batsman said that he would feel great if he gets an opportunity to meet the senior India opener.

Only Virat Kohli can decide on continuing as T20 captain: Rahul Sharma

News | Jul 08, 2021, 12:57 PM IST

Rahul Sharma says a decision to replace Rohit Sharma as T20 captain for Virat Kohli can't be taken in haste.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma always there for teammates, says Rahul Sharma

Sports | Jul 08, 2021, 09:40 AM IST

The Indian spinner recalls a riveting anecdotal with Rohit Sharma during their Ranji days while drawing parrallels between captaincy of Rohit and Virat.

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