Today I wanna talk about a new sensational player i.e., Virat Kohli.We all know who is Virat kohli and why he is so much popular among Indians.
Virat Kohli (born 5 November 1988) is an Indian cricketer. He is a middle-order batsman, who can also open the batting. He can also bowl right arm medium pace.Kohli was the captain of the victorious Indian team at the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup held in Malaysia. He represents Delhi in first-class cricket and is the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in the Indian Premier League. He also played for the West Delhi Cricket Academy.Kohli made his One Day International (ODI) debut in 2008 and was part of the Indian team which won the 2011 World Cup. Despite being a regular in the ODI side, Kohli only played his first Test in 2011 against West Indies in Kingston. But on the disastrous 2011/12 India tour of Australia, in which India's senior batsmen struggled throughout, Kohli stood out, scoring his first Test hundred in Adelaide.
Kohli was the recipient of the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2012.SportsPro has rated him the 13th most marketable athlete in the world.
Recently he has also crossed Sachin Tendulkar's landmark of making most centuries (15) in least age against Zimbabwe.He has all the ability of proper batsman and player for Indian Cricket Team.Kohli first came into the spotlight when he played for Delhi in a Ranji Trophy match against Karnataka on the day of his father's death. Choosing to stay and bat, he went on to score 90 runs. Mithun Manhas, the team's captain, remarked that "That is an act of great commitment to the team and his innings turned out to be crucial".
Kohli captained the victorious Indian team at the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup held in Malaysia.Batting at number 4, he scored 235 runs in 6 matches at an average of 47, including a century against the West Indies U-19s.He was also commended for making several tactical bowling changes during the tournament.His mother noted that "Virat changed a bit after that day. Overnight he became a much more matured person. He took every match seriously. He hated being on the bench. It's as if his life hinged totally on cricket after that day."
Kohli was preferred over Raina for the 2011 World Cup and became the first Indian to score a century on World Cup debut. He also scored 59 against West Indies while sharing a 122-run patnership with Yuvraj Singh.His 83-run partnership for the third wicket with Gautam Gambhir was instrumental in India taking the upper hand during their run chase against Sri Lanka in the final.He made 282 runs in 9 innings at an average of 35.25.Between 1 January 2009 and 1 September 2011, Kohli was India's second highest run-scorer in ODIs with 1,994 runs at an average of 47.47.
Virat Kohli is not only famous on the ground but he is also known for his stylish chocolate boy look.He is leading brand for many advertisement companies.He is also known as "cheeku" among their team mates and dear ones.He is also very brand icon after M S Dhoni,Sachin Tendulkar for india.Recently a survey also claimed that Virat is also famous among the girls also.
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Records and achievements
- Fastest Indian cricketer to reach 1000 runs in ODIs.
- Fastest Indian cricketer to reach 3000 runs in ODIs.
- Fastest Indian cricketer to reach 4000 runs in ODIs.
- Fastest cricketer to reach 10 centuries in ODIs.
Most runs in a calendar year
- Most ODI runs by an Indian cricketer in 2010
- Most ODI runs by an Indian cricketer in 2011
- Most ODI runs by an Indian cricketer in 2012
- Most ODI runs in the calendar year 2011
- Most Test runs by an Indian cricketer in 2012
- Most ODI centuries in 2010 by an Indian cricketer
- Most ODI centuries in 2011 by an Indian cricketer
- Most ODI centuries in 2012
- Highest score (183) by any batsman in ODIs against Pakistan.
- 2012 – ICC ODI Player of the Year