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Virat Kohli

Batter

Did you know?

Kohli was once named as one of GQ magazine’s best dressed international sportsmen.

RUNS
11867
AVERAGE
59.34

Virat Kohli

Batter

Did you know?

Kohli was once named as one of GQ magazine’s best dressed international sportsmen.

RUNS
7240
AVERAGE
53.63

Virat Kohli

Batter

Did you know?

Kohli was once named as one of GQ magazine’s best dressed international sportsmen.

RUNS
2794
AVERAGE
50.8

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Medium

AGE
31
HEIGHT
175CM
BORN

Delhi

COUNTRY

India

India
LOCAL CLUB

Delhi

Bio

There’s a very good reason Virat Kohli is referred to as the ‘King’. The Indian captain’s batting record is hardly matched by any other cricketer on the planet, with his aggressive approach to the game also making him a player fans flock to watch.

Kohli always dreamed of representing his country in cricket and had his first opportunity as a teenager when he played for the India under-19 team in 2006, guiding the same team to a World Cup win in 2008.

His senior international career took off soon after when Kohli made his one-day international debut against Sri Lanka in August 2008. He now has more than 35 one-day hundreds and many other fine performances to his name, with a high-score of 183 against Pakistan in 2012. He averages more than 50 in 50-over cricket.

Kohli has been equally as impressive in the five-day game. He averages over 50 and has made 17 centuries and 14 fifties in 59 Tests. As of January 2019, he was the #1 ranked batsman in the world in both the ODI and Test formats.

Kohli’s brilliance with the bat is matched by his skills as a captain in all three forms of the game. While a major tournament win still eludes the Indian’s under his leadership, the side has regularly held the #1 world ranking in both Test and ODI cricket. He has the greatest Test Match winning percentage as an Indian captain, with a most recent triumph being a 2-1 series victory against Australia – the first ever Indian series win on Australian soil.

MATCHES
248
DEBUT
2008
CAP NO
175
BEST BATTING
183
BEST BOWLING
1 - 15
Bowling
WICKETS
4
AVERAGE
166.25
ECONOMY
6.22
S/R
160.25
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
11867
INNINGS
239
NOT OUTS
39
AVERAGE
59.34
100s
43
50s
58
MATCHES
86
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
268
BEST BATTING
254
BEST BOWLING
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
2.88
S/R
-
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
7240
INNINGS
145
NOT OUTS
10
AVERAGE
53.63
100s
27
50s
22
MATCHES
82
DEBUT
2010
CAP NO
31
BEST BATTING
94
BEST BOWLING
1 - 13
Bowling
WICKETS
4
AVERAGE
49.5
ECONOMY
8.14
S/R
36.5
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
2794
INNINGS
76
NOT OUTS
21
AVERAGE
50.8
100s
0
50s
24

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