Virat Kohli

Born in Delhi, Virat Kohli has risen to prominence since his Under-19 skipper days where he led the team to victory at the 2008 World Cup. Later he made his ODI debut in the absence of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. Despite good start, he retained the bench when the stars returned. But he didn't let go of the momentum by performing in domestic cricket and then Emerging Players Tournament in 2009. He returned to the main side and since then he has become an important member of the team. He made his Test debut in 2011 but didn't enjoy a great beginning to his career. However, he turned the tide in Australia. In the shorter version of the game, Kohli has only improved and become an asset for the team with ODI cricketer of the year award in 2012. Soon enough, he was handed duty of leading the side in the absence of MS Dhoni and permanently in the Tests format after Dhoni's retirement in the 2014-15 series Down Under.
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Yuvraj Singh was disappointed on not being picked but then rules are same for everyone, says his mother Shabnam

Yuvraj Singh’s mother Shabnam Singh said, “Virat has always supported Yuvraj. And when someone as fit like him is at the helm, he would surely want the environment around him to be the same which is a good thing. The age factor does come up with Yuvi but I’m sure he will work harder to achieve the same.”

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Virat Kohli should get a lot of credit because he’s put a lot of faith in MS Dhoni, says Sourav Ganguly

MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya played a crucial role in India going from 87/5 at one stage in the first ODI against Australia to 281 runs in the end. Dhoni had earlier come under criticism for not firing with the bat.

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India vs Australia Stats, Highlights: Virat Kohli surpasses MS Dhoni for most consecutive wins

India clinched 26-run win over Australia in the first ODI of five-match series in Chennai. Defending a revised target of 164 runs from 21 overs, the Virat Kohli-led India restricted Steve Smith’s men to 137/9 to take 1-0 lead in the series.

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Hardik Pandya was the game-changer for us, says Virat Kohli

Hardik Pandya steeped up his game along with MS Dhoni in the first ODI against Australia to help India put up a formidable total. He then took two wickets, including that of Steve Smith to help India win by 26 runs (D/L).

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India vs Australia, 1st ODI: Hardik Pandya produces all-round show in India’s 26-run win

India took 1-0 lead in the five-match series against Australia after beating the visitors by 26 runs (D/L Method) in Chennai in first ODI.

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Virat Kohli stays top of ICC T20 rankings; Jasprit Bumrah climbs to second as bowler

Virat Kohli leads number-two ranked Aaron Finch of Australia by 39 points, while Evin Lewis of West Indies has grabbed a career-best third position after jumping up a place.

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Virat Kohli challenges fans in one-handed push ups; watch video

Virat Kohli on Saturday posted a short video on his Twitter account of him performing one-handed push-ups. He also challenged his fans to try this form of exercise. In his Twitter post, he wrote, “How many one-handed push-ups can you do? #TrainToLive #LiveToTrain.”

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Fan’s hilarious take on why Virat Kohli did not play for World XI against Pakistan, see pic

The World XI team that visited Pakistan for a three-match T20I series at Lahore featured stars like Faf Du Plessis, Hashim Amla and Thisara Perera. But the fans did moan the lack of Indian stars like MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli.

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‘Kohli, Marry Me!’: A Pakistani policeman’s placard for Virat Kohli is breaking the Internet

A lot of cricket enthusiasts were quite disappointed about Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni’s absence from the World XI cricket squad. Out of all the messages on social media, a viral photo shows a Pakistani police personnel holding a poster that reads, “Kohli, Marry Me” in all caps!

Virat Kohli leading from the front is fantastic, says Jhulan Goswami

Jhulan Goswami praised Virat Kohli for his attention to fitness and said now even the women cricketers hit the gym and follow a strict diet as it is an integral part of the game now.

To practice what he preaches, Virat Kohli drops Pepsi, fairness products

Keen to be seen as a socially responsible youth icon, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has stopped endorsing soft drink maker Pepsi and fairness products because of their association with junk food and racism.

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India vs Australia: An ODI series in pursuit of context

India-Australia face-off is devoid of frenzy, as both teams are preparing for bigger battles in the months ahead. None of the nervous suspense or edgy anticipation has brimmed over to the limited-over series.

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BCCI agrees to T20I double-header featuring men and women’s teams in South Africa

Indian men are set to tour South Africa in January 2018, and sources in BCCI confirmed that the women also would head for a bilateral series. Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj had wanted more overseas fixtures and bilateral series with foreign teams at home.

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Virat Kohli turns down multi-crore soft drink endorsement deal, here’s why

Virat Kohli said that he won’t advertise a soft drink as he doesn’t consume it. His commitment to fitness is known to have rubbed off on many of his team mates and he is widely regarded the one that has set the benchmark for fitness within the team.

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India vs Australia: Don’t think Australia need to get into verbal battle with Virat Kohli, says Jason Gillespie

Virat Kohli has a fantastic record against the Aussies with 1002 runs in 23 ODIs at an average of 55.6. Five of his 30 ODI hundreds have come against Australia and two of them have been in their own backyard.