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Virat Kohli
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Kohli in 2017
Personal information
Born 5 November 1988 (1988-11-05) (age 31)
Delhi, India
Nickname Chikoo
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Top-order batsman
Relations Anushka Sharma (wife) (m. 2017)
International information
National side India
Test debut (cap 269) 20 June 2011 v West Indies
Last Test 29 February 2020 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 175) 18 August 2008 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 11 February 2020 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no. 18
T20I debut (cap 31) 12 June 2010 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I 31 January 2020 v New Zealand
T20I shirt no. 18
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–present Delhi
2008–present Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 18)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 86 248 82 109
Runs scored 7,240 11,867 2,794 8,862
Batting average 53.63 59.34 50.80 54.03
100s/50s 27/22 43/58 0/24 32/28
Top score 254* 183 94* 254*
Balls bowled 163 641 146 631
Wickets 0 4 4 3
Bowling average 166.25 49.50 110.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/15 1/13 1/19
Catches/stumpings 80/– 126/– 41/– 103/–
Source: [Www.cricbuzz.com], 29 February 2020 {{{year}}}

Virat Kohli (born 5 November 1988) is an Indian cricketer who currently captains the India national team. A right-handed top-order batsman, Kohli is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. He plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and has been the team's captain since 2013. Since October 2017, he has been the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world and is currently 2nd in Test rankings with 886 points. Among Indian batsmen, Kohli has the best ever Test rating (937 points), ODI rating (911 points) and T20I rating (897 points).

Kohli captained India Under-19s to victory at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia. After a few months later, he made his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka at the age of 19. Initially having played as a reserve batsman in the Indian team, he soon established himself as a regular in the ODI middle-order and was part of the squad that won the 2011 World Cup. He made his Test debut in 2011 and shrugged off the tag of "ODI specialist" by 2013 with Test hundreds in Australia and South Africa. Having reached the number one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time in 2013, Kohli also found success in the Twenty20 format, winning the Man of the Tournament twice at the ICC World Twenty20 (in 2014 and 2016).

Kohli was appointed the vice-captain of the ODI team in 2012 and handed over the Test captaincy following Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Test retirement in 2014. In early 2017, he became the limited-overs captain as well after Dhoni stepped down from the position. In ODIs, Kohli has the second highest number of centuries and the highest number of centuries in run-chases in the world. He holds the world record for being the fastest batsman to 10,000 and 11,000 runs in ODI cricket, reaching the milestones in 205 and 222 innings respectively.

Kohli has been the recipient of many awards such as the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) in 2017 and 2018; ICC Test Player of the Year 2018; ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012, 2017 and 2018 and Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2016, 2017 and 2018. He was given the Arjuna Award in 2013, the Padma Shri under the sports category in 2017 and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the highest sporting honour in India, in 2018. Kohli is ranked as one of the world's most famous athletes by ESPN and one of the most valuable athlete brands by Forbes. In 2018, Time magazine named Kohli one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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Current captains of national cricket teams with full Test status vte
Afghanistan Asghar Afghan
Australia Test: Tim PaineODI & T20I: Aaron Finch
Bangladesh Test: Mominul HaqueODI: Tamim IqbalT20I: Mahmudullah
England Test: Joe RootODI & T20I: Eoin Morgan
India Virat Kohli
Ireland Andrew Balbirnie
New Zealand Kane Williamson
Pakistan Test: Azhar AliODI: vacantT20I: Babar Azam
South Africa Test: vacantODI & T20I: Quinton de Kock
Sri Lanka Test & ODI: Dimuth KarunaratneT20I: Lasith Malinga
West Indies Test: Jason HolderODI & T20I: Kieron Pollard
Zimbabwe Test: Sean WilliamsODI & T20I: Chamu Chibhabha


Batsmen with a ODI batting average above 40 vte
Australia George Bailey (40.58) • Michael Bevan (53.58) • Michael Hussey (48.15) • Adam Voges (45.78) • Michael Clarke (44.58) • Dean Jones (44.61) • Matthew Hayden (43.80) • Ricky Ponting (42.03) • Shane Watson (40.54) • Callum Ferguson (41.43) • Damien Martyn (40.80) • Greg Chappell (40.18)
Bangladesh
England Jonathan Trott (51.25) • Kevin Pietersen (40.73) • Nick Knight (40.41) • Chris Broad (40.02)
India Mahendra Singh Dhoni (50.57) • Virat Kohli (59.70) • Shikhar Dhawan (44.90) • Sachin Tendulkar (44.83) • Sourav Ganguly (41.02)
New Zealand Glenn Turner (47.00)
Pakistan Zaheer Abbas (47.62) • Misbah-ul-Haq (43.40) • Mohammad Yousuf (41.71) • Javed Miandad (41.70)
South Africa Hashim Amla (49.46) • AB de Villiers (53.50) • Jacques Kallis (44.36) • Boeta Dippenaar (42.23) • Lance Klusener (41.10) • Gary Kirsten (40.95)
West Indies Viv Richards (47.00) • Gordon Greenidge (45.03) • Ramnaresh Sarwan (42.67) • Shivnarine Chanderpaul (41.60) • Desmond Haynes (41.37) • Brian Lara (40.48)
The Netherlands Ryan ten Doeschate (67.00)
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