Who is Virat Kohli?


Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Indian national cricket team. He was born in Delhi, India on November 5, 1988. Virat is the first player in ICC cricket history to win all 3 ICC awards in a single year- ICC ODI Player of the Year, ICC Test Player of the Year, and ICC Player of the Year award in 2018. He is rated as one of the best batsmen in the world.

He currently represents Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL and Delhi in domestic cricket.

The career of Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli first came into the limelight in 2008, when he led the Indian U-19 cricket team to victory in the 2008 U-19 Cricket World Cup. He soon made his debut for the Indian team in August 2008, during an ODI match against Sri Lanka.

In 2013, Kohli reached the number-one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time. Virat also became one of the most valuable Indian captains in Test cricket with 40 test wins, 16 of which came overseas, and gained the highest winning percentage as captain in both Tests and ODIs. Kohli was ranked eighth in ESPN’s list of the world’s most famous sportspeople in 2016.

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Virat is the only current player to have a stand named after him in Delhi’s Firoz Shah Kotla stadium to Honour his contributions to Indian cricket. Kohli won the ICC Test Player of the Year and ICC ODI Player of the Year awards in 2018, becoming the first player to win both awards in the same year.

Personal life

In 2013, Kohli established the “Virat Kohli Foundation” with a philanthropic objective to support underprivileged children. Kohli is committed to helping kids have a better future by using sports programs. He also uses his connections and partnerships to help people who are left out or don’t have much in society.

He started dating Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in 2013. They got married on 11 December 2017 in Florence, Italy. The couple had their first child, a daughter named Vamika born on 11 January 2021.

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Kohli is rated as one of India’s best cricket captains in terms of wins and winning percentages. He is ranked the 4th best captain for India of all time. He is the highest run-scorer in T20 cricket for all time, the 5th best in ODI cricket, and 23th best in Tests for all time as of 2023.

Here are some key highlights of his career

  • He is the highest run-scorer in T20I and IPL.
  • In 2020, the International Cricket Council named him the male cricketer of the decade.
  • He is currently the fourth-highest run-scorer in international cricket and stands second in the list of most international centuries scored.
  • He also holds the record for scoring the most centuries in One Day International cricket.
  • He was a member of the Indian team that won the 2011 Cricket World Cup and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.
  • He made his international debut in 2008 and quickly became a key player in the ODI team.
  • He made his T20I debut in 2010 and later made scoring his Test debut in 2011.
  • In 2013, Kohli reached the number-one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time

How many centuries of Virat Kohli?

As of November 2023, Virat Kohli has scored a total of 80 centuries in international cricket. Here’s the breakdown:

  1. 29 centuries in Test cricket
  2. 50 centuries in One Day Internationals (ODIs)
  3. 1 century in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is)

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