Virat Kohli is known as the best batsman in the world. Kohli is a naturally aggressive batsman with strong technical skills, quick footwork, firm bottom hand grip. A slightly open-chested stance quality, which makes him the best batsman in the era. He is active through the mid-wicket area and covers the region with his favorite flick, cover, and sweep shots.
Kohli is regarded as the best Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar and one of the best batsmen. In the world due to consistent performances and highest batting averages in all three formats of ICC. Virat made his first international appearance at the Under-19 World Cup 2008, held in Malaysia.
He captained India U-19 team to victorious and champion of ICC U-19 World Cup. He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka as a reserve batsman in the Indian Team and middle-order batsman. Kohli got his first chance to captain his team in an ICC Tournament in the ICC 2017 Champions Trophy.
In Champions Trophy semi-final, he scored 96* unbeaten becoming the fastest batsman in terms of innings to reach 8000 runs in 175 ODI innings. India reached the final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 but lost to Pakistan Cricket Team by 180 runs, a massive defeat in the history of ICC Champions Trophy.
India got to chase 338 runs in 50 overs, Virat got out for five runs on point and caught by Shadab Khan on Mohammad Amir bowl earlier he was dropped by Azhar Ali in the first slip on previous delivery. Virat has a max number of records in Test, ODI, and T20I. He holds most runs, fastest runs, and other ironic records and fastest to score 10000 runs. A list of his different international documents is given below.
Fastest batsman to score 2000 runs in T20I with hitting most fours in the T20 format with 223 with Tillakaratne Dilshan. Fastest Indian and second fastest batsman in the world to reach 10, 15, 20, and 25 in ODI. The fastest Indian and 2nd fastest batsman to reach 5000, 6000, and 7000 runs in ODI. Fastest century by an Indian Cricket at 52 balls in One Day International.
Fastest player in the world to reach 8000, 9000 and 10000 ODI runs. The fastest batsman in the world to reach 30 and 35 ODI centuries. Fastest in the world to reach 15000 International runs. The second fastest in the world to reach 1000 T20I runs. Fastest Indian to reach 1000 runs in ODI.
Kohli emerged as a brand for being a best international player, His bat deal with MRF is said to be the costliest deal in Indian cricket history. Kohli signed eight years deal with Puma in 2017 worth about ₹110 crores, becoming the first Indian sportsperson to sign a ₹100 crore deal with a brand.
As an international player in October 2016 report by Duff & Phelps, Kohli’s brand value was estimated to US$92 million, second only to that of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan.
Kohli made his debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League during the inaugural edition of IPL in 2008 and still retained RCB. Kohli became 2nd player after Suresh Raina to score 5000 runs in IPL.
Kohli received several awards on the International forum and Nationally as well. He won three national awards, including Arjuna Award in 2013, Padma Shri Award in 2017, India’s 4th highest Civilian award, and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2018.
|Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy-ICC Cricketer of the Year||2017, 2018|
|Polly Umrigar Award-International Cricketer of the Year||2011-to-2018|
|ICC ODI Team of the Year||2012, 2014, Captain (2016, 2017 and 2018)|
|ICC ODI Player of the Year||2012, 2017, 2018|
|ICC Test Player of the Year||2018|
|ICC Test Team of the Year||Captain 2017, 2018|
|CEAT International Cricketer of the Year||2011-to-2014|
|Barmy Army-International Player of Year||2017 and 2018|
|Full Name||Virat Kohli|
|Date of Birth||November 5, 1988, Delhi, India|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Playing Roll||Top-order batsman, Captain|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm medium|
|Test Debut||20 June 2011 v West Indies (cap 269)|
|ODI Debut||18 August 2008 v Sri Lanka (cap 175)|
|T20 Debut||12 June 2010 v Zimbabwe (cap 31)|
|Major Teams||India, Delhi, India Red, India Under-19s, Royal Challengers Bangalore|
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