Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988
Delhi to Prem and Saroj Kohli.
He has an elder brother, Vikash, and
elder sister, Bhavna.
Kohli attended school at Vishal Bharti
and Savier Convent.
His father, Prem, worked as a lawyer and
died in December 2006.
Little is known of Kohli's personal life.
The West Delhi Cricket Academy was
created in 1998 and Kohli was part of
its first intake.
Kohli first came into the spotlight when
he played for Delhi in a Ranji Trophy match
against Karnataka on the day of his father's death.
Choosing to stay and bat, he went on
to score 90 runs.
That is an act of great commitment to the team and his
innings turned out to be crucial".
Kohli made his One Day International (ODI) debut in 2008 and was
part of the Indian team which won the 2011 World Cup .
Despite being a regular in the ODI side, Kohli only played his first
Test in 2011 against West Indies in Kingston.
But on the disastrous 2011/12 India tour of Australia, in which India's
senior batsmen struggled throughout, Kohli stood out, scoring his
first Test hundred in Adelaide.
In the absence of the injured Yuvraj, Kohli got a chance to play in the
4th ODI when Sri Lanka toured India in December 2009.
He scored his first ODI century, milking singles with Gautam Gambhir
with whom he shared a 224-run partnership for the third wicket as
by seven wickets to seal the series 3–1.
( 2008 SEASON)
Kohli played for Royal Challengers Bangalore at the
2008 Indian Premier League .
He was bought for $30,000 before the first season
in scored 165 runs in 13 innings at an average of
15 and took 2 wickets with his bowls.
He scored a total of four 6's and an 18 4's in that
His highest score was 38.He had an average
( 2009 SEASON )
He scored 246 runs in 16 innings with an average
of 22.36 and took 9 catches and effected 2 run
He scored a total of eight 6's and twenty-two 4's
.His highest score was a 50
( 2010 SEASON )
In the third season, he scored 307 runs, including
two half centuries, in 16 innings at an average of
In the fourth season of the IPL, he was the only
player that Royal Challengers Bangalore
retained, preferred over the likes of Rahul
Dravid, Jacques Kallis and Ross Taylor.
His highest score was 58.He scored a total of
twenty-six 4's and 12 6's.
( 2O11 SEASON )
He scored 557 runs with an average of 46.61.
He took two wickets that season. His highest score
He scored a total of 55 4's and 16 6's.
He had 4 half centuries that season.
He was top run scorer behind Chris Gayle .
(2012 SEASON )
The 2012 Indian Premier League followed in April
and May and Kohli scored 364 runs fron
16 matches, with two half-centuries.
He scored 33 4's and 10 6's.
His highest score was 73 not out.
His average was 28.00
( 2013 SEASON )
He was named the captain of the Royal
Challengers Bangalore team for the sixth season.
He led his team to fifth position in the league table.
He scored 634 runs at an average of 45.28. He hit
sixty-four 4's and 22 6's.
RECORDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS…
Fastest Century (in 52 balls) in ODI's against
Australia in Jaipur on 16 October 2013
Fastest Indian cricketer to reach 1000 runs in ODIs
Fastest Indian cricketer to reach 3000 runs in ODIs[
Fastest Indian cricketer to reach 4000 runs in ODIs.
Fastest cricketer to reach 10 centuries in ODIs.
Fastest cricketer to reach 15 centuries in ODIs.
Most ODI runs by an Indian cricketer in 2010
Most ODI runs by an Indian cricketer in 2011
Most ODI runs by an Indian cricketer in 2012
Most ODI runs in the calendar year 2011
Most Test runs by an Indian cricketer in 2012
Most ODI centuries in 2010 by an Indian cricketer
Most ODI centuries in 2011 by an Indian cricketer
Most ODI centuries in 2012
Highest score (183) by any batsman in ODIs
Test Match Awards ( man of the match awards)
Odi Awards ( man of the match award)