Famous for his flamboyant lifestyle, while still being a calm and consistent performer, the gifted batsman has become successful at lightning speed and is the toast of Indian Cricket in recent times. Virat Kohli led the Indian team during their victory in the 2008 ICC U-19 World Cup. A crucial cog in the Indian ODI squad, he has now established himself in the Test team as well and has delivered many match-winning performances over the last couple of years. Kohli has become one of the most dependable batsmen in the Indian middle order. Employing an organised defensive technique, he is an accomplished stroke-player all-round the wicket, with a smooth timing on the legside and a particular love for performing under pressure. He played a crucial role in India's World Cup triumph, where he struck a vital century in the tournament opener and then played his hand in the summit’s clash with a slow and steady 35, followed by the tour to Australia later that year, where he proved his mettle at the highest levels in both forms of the game. While India's senior batsmen struggled throughout the tour, Kohli stood out, scoring India's only Test hundred - a mature, composed innings in Adelaide. With a gung-ho attitude and a youthful charm, Kohli’s aggressive persona has also landed him the mascot of his IPL team, the Royal Challengers Bangalore, whom he helped reach the finals of the 2009 and 2011 IPL seasons and almost single-handedly took them to the title clash in the 2011 Champions League Twenty20. Thus he was handed the RCB’s captaincy for IPL 2013 with the intention of grooming him as the future captain of the Indian cricket team. MS Dhoni's injury during the West Indies tri-series gave way for Kohli being honoured with the captaincy for their Zimbabwe 2013 tour. Post MS Dhoni retirement from Test cricket in 2014, Kohli took over as the captain of the Test team. Retained by the franchise till date, Virat continues to lead them. Kohli's fantastic fielding, and the ability to assess situations and seize the moment, makes him one of the most exciting talents to watch out for in the international circuit.
|Full Name||Virat Kohli|
|Born||05 November 1988|
|Height||5ft 9 in|
|Role||Batsman, India Test Captain|
Batting and Fielding