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Birthday Special: Virat Kohli turns 28; a look at his journey so far

Birthday Special: Virat Kohli turns 28; a look at his journey so far

India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: November 05, 2016 8:24 IST ]
Birthday Special: Virat Kohli turns 28; a look at his journey so far

India’s Test skipper and one of most aggressive cricketers on field, Virat Kohli turns 28 on Saturday. Kohli, currently regarded as best batsmen in the world, is one of the few players to have found success in all three formats of the game and has scored Test, ODI and T20 centuries in his glittering career. 

Let’s have a look at his career graph so far:

  • Kohli made his first-class debut in 2006
  • He captained India Under-19s to victory at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia
  • He made his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka at an age of 19
  • He made his Test debut in 2011

  • Kohli reached the number one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time in 2013
  • In 2014, he became the top-ranked T20I batsman in the ICC rankings
  • Kohli was appointed vice-captain of the ODI team in 2012
  • After Dhoni's Test retirement in 2014, Kohli was handed over the Test captaincy
  • Kohli holds numerous Indian batting records including the fastest ODI century, the fastest batsman to score 5,000 ODI runs and the fastest to reach 10 ODI centuries
  • In 2016, Kohli became the first Indian batsman to score two test double centuries as a captain.
  • In 2013, he was given the Arjuna Award in recognition of his achievements in international cricket
  • Under him, India regained the number one spot in the ICC Test rankings with their emphatic victories over New Zealand in the first two matches

Personal Life

Virat and Anushka met each other in 2013, while working for a TV commercial together. As always happens, rumors about these two dating each other started doing the rounds. And, after a long wait the duo accepted their relation in public.

India Tv - Birthday Special: Virat Kohli turns 28; a look at his journey so far

Birthday Special: Virat Kohli turns 28; a look at his journey so far

In 2015, the couple grabbed the limelight again when Kohli unfollowed Sharma on Instagram. According to rumors, Virat wanted to take their relationship to the next level and settle down with her, while Anushka who is at the peak of her career, wasn’t ready for this.

India Tv - Birthday Special: Virat Kohli turns 28; a look at his journey so far

Birthday Special: Virat Kohli turns 28; a look at his journey so far

Recently, after playing hide-and-seek with their fans and avoiding media, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli were sight together spotted at an ISL match in Goa.

India Tv - Birthday Special: Virat Kohli turns 28; a look at his journey so far

Birthday Special: Virat Kohli turns 28; a look at his journey so far

Currently, they are in a relationship or not, only they know well !

 

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