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Biography

Virat Kohli

Personal Imformation
Full name Virat Kohli
Date of birth 5 November 1988
Birth Place Delhi, India
Nickname Cheeku
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Batsman, India captain
International information
National side India
Test debut (cap 269) 20 June 2011 v West Indies
Last Test 5 March 2017 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 175) 18 August 2008 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 15 January 2017 v England
ODI shirt no. 18
T20I debut (cap 31) 12 June 2010 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I 29 January 2017 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–present Delhi
2008–present Royal Challengers Bangalore(squad no. 18)
Career statistics*
Competition Test* ODI* T20I* FC*
Matches 54 179 48 85
Runs scored 4,451 7,755 1,709 6458
Batting average 51.75 53.1 53.4 51.66
100s/50s 16/14 27/39 0/16 22/22
Top score 235 183 90* 211
Balls bowled 150 611 146 618
Wickets 0 4 4 3
Bowling average 159 49.5 108
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling n/a Jan-15 Jan-13 Jan-19
Catches/stumpings 51/– 86/– 24/– 81/–

 

About

Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 in Delhi into a Punjabi family. His father, Prem Kohli, worked as a criminal lawyer and his mother, Saroj Kohli, is a housewife. He has an elder brother, Vikash, and an elder sister, Bhavna. According to his family, when he was three-years old, Kohli would pick up a cricket bat, start swinging it and ask his father to bowl at him. Kohli was raised in Uttam Nagar and started his schooling at Vishal Bharti Public School. In 1998, the West Delhi Cricket Academy was created, and Kohli, a nine-year-old, was part of its first intake. Kohli’s father took him to the academy after their neighbours suggested that “Virat shouldn’t waste his time in gully cricket and instead join a professional club”. Kohli trained at the academy under Rajkumar Sharma and also played matches at the Sumeet Dogra Academy at Vasundhara Enclave at the same time. Sharma recounts Kohli’s early days at his academy, “He oozed talent. It was so difficult to keep him quiet. He was a natural in whatever he did and I was most impressed with his attitude. He was ready to bat at any spot, and I had to literally push him home after the training sessions. He just wouldn’t leave.” In ninth grade, he shifted to Savier Convent in Paschim Vihar to help his cricket practice. Apart from sports, Kohli was good at academics as well, and his teachers remember him as “a bright and alert child”. Kohli’s family lived in Meera Bagh until 2015 when they moved to Gurgaon. Kohli’s father died on 18 December 2006 due to brain stroke after being bed-ridden for a month. Regarding his early life, Kohli has said in an interview, “I’ve seen a lot in life. Losing my father at a young age, the family business not doing too well, staying in a rented place. There were tough times for the family… It’s all embedded in my memory.”According to Kohli, his father supported his cricket training during his childhood, “My father was my biggest support. He was the one who drove me to practice everyday. I miss his presence sometimes.”

 

 

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