Virat Kohli is a cricketer playing for the national team of India. He is a right-handed batsman who is considered one of India’s all-time greatest cricketers and is nicknamed “The King”.

Besides for India, he is also a member of Bangalore Royal Challengers in the IPL and Delhi in domestic cricket. He usually bats at the position of no. 4 and is a former India captain from 2014 to 2022.

He has won many awards during his decorated career, including winning the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year in both 2017 and 2018. He was part of the India side that won the 2011 World Cup on home soil.

Team Delhi Cricket Team Delhi Cricket Team
Role Batsman
Height / weight 1.75 m / 69 kg
Born 5 Nov 1988
Nationality India India
Nickname Dashing Star
Number 18
Team History
Delhi Cricket Team Delhi 2006 - present
1090 royal challengers bangalore Royal Challengers 2008 - present
55 india national cricket team India 2008 - present

International Career

Kohli made his debut in One Day Internationals on 18th of August, 2008 against Sri Lanka at Dambulla. He has since played more than 250 times in ODIs for India, making over 13,000 runs, scoring the most ODI centuries in Indian history (21). He was the fastest player in ODI history to 10,000 runs.

The highlight of his ODI career was helping India win the 2011 Cricket World Cup, co-hosted by India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Sachin Tendulkar was the star of that India side, scoring the tournament’s second most runs (482), while Kohli played all nine games, scoring 282 runs at an average of 35.25, including 100 not out against Bangladesh in the opening game of the World Cup.

He debuted in Test cricket in June 2011 against the West Indies, going on to enjoy an outstanding red-ball career for his country, playing more than 100 Tests to date, with over 8,500 runs including 29 centuries and a career high score of 254 not out.

Kohli holds the record for most Test wins as India captain, triumphing in 40 of 68 games he skippered. He has further records, including scoring four Test double hundreds in four consecutive series.

He has also played more 100 T20 Internationals for India, scoring more than 4,000 runs and averaging over 50. Kohli won Player of the Series as India reached the final of the T20 World Cup, but lost to Sri Lanka despite Kohli’s 77 from 58 balls.

IPL Career

Team success has eluded Kohli and his Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, never lifting the trophy but finishing runners-up three times. In 2016, RCB lost the final to Sunrisers Hyderabad, but Kohli had an outstanding season, claiming the Orange Cap for most runs. Kohli’s 973 runs in the 2016 season remain the most ever by one player in a single IPL campaign.

Kohli boasts other IPL records, including the most runs in competition history, with 7,263 runs at the time of writing (end of 2023 season). He has scored the most hundreds in IPL history (7), including four in one season.

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