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Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli
QUICK FACTS
  • Nick Name: V.
    Batting Style: Right Handed
  • DOB: 5th Nov 1988
    Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
  • TEAM:
  • India, India A, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi
CAREER STATS
BATTING & FIELDING
Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 57 97 6 4497 49.42 235 8058 55.81 16 14 516 12 54 0
ODIs 179 171 25 7755 53.12 183 8544 90.77 27 39 720 81 86 0
T20is 48 44 12 1709 53.41 90* 1268 134.78 0 16 182 33 24 0
First Class 89 145 13 6746 51.11 235 11961 56.4 23 22 829 27 85 0
List A 213 204 28 9197 52.26 183 10080 91.24 31 47 884 105 104 0
T20s 213 200 38 6667 41.15 113 5017 132.89 4 48 627 204 96 0
BOWLING
Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 57 7 150 2 70 0 2.8 0/0 0 0 0
ODIs 179 46 611 1 636 4 159 6.25 152.75 1/15 0 0 0
T20is 48 12 146 0 198 4 49.5 8.14 36.5 1/13 0 0 0
First Class 89 21 618 14 324 3 108 3.15 206 1/19 0 0 0
List A 213 53 675 1 697 4 174.25 6.2 168.75 1/15 0 0 0
T20s 213 44 454 0 661 8 82.63 8.74 56.75 2/25 0 0 0
PROFILE

As Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men were rewriting history with success in the finals of the triangular series against hosts Australia in March 2008, the India Under-19 team won the World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, led astutely in every sense of the word by an ambitious, outrageously talented young man from Delhi. It didn’t take Virat Kohli long to make the transition from the U-19 ranks to the senior team, nor did it take the right-hander too much time to showcase his enormous skills at the highest level. Blessed with great wrists and tremendous timing, Kohli has embraced an increasing maturity and made rapid strides - both on the field and in the record books. Fastest to reach to 6000 ODI runs, he is only the second player after Greg Chappell to score twin centuries on his Test captaincy debut, a feat which he achieved against Australia in Adelaide in December 2014. By his own admission, the hype and the riches that came with initial success and the heady concoction that the IPL is went to his head. Kohli, however, quickly worked out – on his own – that success off the park depended directly on success on it. Once he made his peace with himself, he graduated into a different league to become India’s Test captain. While his initial one-day exploits were marvellous, Kohli’s Test debut was anything but as he was found out in the West Indies in mid-2011. He then worked tirelessly with coach Duncan Fletcher, ironed out a few kinks and made his comeback count, and has so far recorded 31 international centuries at a breathtaking speed. With four centuries in the 2014-15 Test series in Australia, Kohli once again reestablished his credentials as India’s new leader in batting.

  • Last Updated: 22nd Feb 2016
  • Author: R Kaushik
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