Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli
Kohli in 2018
Personal information
Born (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 30)
Delhi, India
Nickname Chikoo[1][2]
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
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 3 January 2019 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 175) 18 August 2008 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 27 June 2019 v West Indies
ODI shirt no. 18
T20I debut (cap 31) 12 June 2010 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I 27 February 2019 v Australia
T20I shirt no. 18
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–present Delhi
2008–present Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 18, formerly 5)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 77 232 67 109
Runs scored 6,613 11,159 2,263 8,862
Batting average 53.76 59.67 50.28 54.03
100s/50s 25/20 41/53 0/20 32/28
Top score 243 183 90* 243
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 72/– 114/– 34/– 103/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 27 June 2019 {{{year}}}

Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer. He was born in Delhi, India on November 5, 1988. Virat won the ICC Player of the year award in 2012.His best friend is Rishabh Pant. He is often rated as one of the best batsmen in the world.[3][4][5] Kohli was ranked eighth in ESPN's list of world's most famous sportspeople in 2016.[6]

He started dating Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in 2013. They got married on 11 December 2017 in Florence, Italy.[7][8] Kohli first came into the limelight in 2008, when he led the Indian U-19 cricket team to victory in 2008 U-19 Cricket World Cup He soon made his debut for the Indian team in August 2008, during a ODI match against Sri Lanka.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "How Virat Kohli got the nickname 'Chikoo' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  2. "Virat Kohli reveals the secret behind his nickname "Cheeku"". www.indiatvnews.com. 4 October 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  3. "ICC World Twenty20: Virat Kohli worst batsman in the world, says Sunil Gavaskar". India Today. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  4. "Kohli is world's best batsman: Wasim Akram". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  5. "Kohli the best in the world: Waugh". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  6. "ESPN's World Fame 100". ESPN. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  7. "It's official: Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are married". The Express Tribune. 11 December 2017. Archived from the original on 12 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  8. "Virat Kohli officially announces marriage to Anushka Sharma, Twitter goes berserk". Hindustan Times. 11 December 2017. Archived from the original on 12 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  9. "Virat Kohli's debut in International Cricket". www.sportskeeda.com. 2014-06-26. Retrieved 2019-02-22.

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