Virat Kohli Biography
The most desired young cricketer “Virat Kohli” was born on 5th November 1988 in Delhi to Prem and Saroj Kohli. He did his schooling from Vishal Bharti and Savier Convent. The Indian cricketer was the part of the first intake of West Delhi Cricket Academy founded in 1998 and was discovered when he played for Delhi in a Ranji trophy match against Karnataka inspite of his father’s death on the same day. Kohli has proved his master captaincy in the 2008 under 19 Cricket World Cup held in Malaysia.
From that day onwards cricket became his life and he hated sitting on the bench. Playing at number 4 and scoring 235 runs in six matches with a century against West Indies in the under 19 tournament displayed his talent and capabilities. In the final match against South Africa in the 2009 Emerging Players tournament, securing a century and helping India win, Kohli showed that his presence in Indian Cricket team was inevitable.
Hence, the middle order batsman was selected in the ODI squad for India’s tour of Sri Lanka. Injury of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag gave him an opportunity in the One day International against Sri Lanka in the Idea Cup in 2008. He played an instrumental role in India’s win of the Idea cup. He played in the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy and in the 4th ODI when Yuvraj Singh fell ill and he was kept as the reserve ODI batsman.
He became the only third Indian to score two ODI centuries before their 22nd birthday after Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina. Chosen as the Vice-captain of the ODI side for the tri-series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in June 2010, he fully lived up to the title becoming the fastest Indian to score 1000 runs in ODI Cricket. The master batsman was preferred over Raina for the 2011 World Cup and became the first Indian to score a century on World Cup debut.In November 2011, West Indies toured India for three tests and five ODIs and the ODI successes of Kohli made him the first choice for the team. India won the ODI series and the ODI master batsman secured 243 runs with the highest 117. He was also India’s leading run scorer in the triangular ODI series scoring 373 runs including two half centuries and a century.
Kohli scored 183 off 148 balls against Pakistan in the fifth match of Asia Cup 2012, recording the joint fourth highest score by an India in ODIs. He currently represents Delhi in first class cricket and plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premiere League.
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