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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.


It is a wake-up call for us: Virat Kohli after KKR thumps RCB in Abu Dhabi

September 21, 2021 12:17 am

Electing to bat, RCB were all out for a paltry 92 in Kohli's 200th IPL game. KKR chased down the target in 10 overs.

Virat Kohli's highs and lows as RCB skipper

September 20, 2021 6:50 pm

Has Virat Kohli's leadership stint at RCB brought the success to the franchise that the early signs of his leadership had promised?

Leaving RCB captaincy could liberate Virat Kohli, see him scale untouched peaks

September 20, 2021 7:41 am

Virat Kohli's eight-year tenure as the RCB skipper was of cringing underachieving, despite having some of the biggest names in the shortest format like AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle.

Virat Kohli to step down as RCB captain after IPL 2021

September 19, 2021 11:40 pm

Virat Kohli to step down from RCB captaincy after IPL 2021.

Weekly Sports Newsletter: The communication lines are open now

September 18, 2021 10:35 am

On The Indian Express sports desk, we love reader engagement and thus this weekly newsletter.

An unburdened Virat Kohli, Kohli the batsman at his absolute peak, is crucial to Team India’s world conquest

September 18, 2021 9:19 am

Be what it may, if the decision would help him retrace the steps to his batting pinnacle, it could turn out to be a masterstroke.

Four years after bitter fallout with Virat Kohli, Anil Kumble back on BCCI radar

September 18, 2021 4:04 pm

With Ravi Shastri's tenure coming to an end after the T20 World Cup next month, the BCCI is set to approach Anil Kumble for the role of Team India head coach again.

Is KL Rahul in line to eventually lead India after Virat and Rohit

September 17, 2021 2:34 pm

At 29, KL Rahul is already in the running to be one of the shining lights in India’s future. If experts are to be believed, he might one day even wear the mantle of India’s captain

Former players back Rohit to replace Kohli as India's T20 captain

September 17, 2021 2:21 pm

Kohli has a 27-14 win-loss ratio as India's Twenty20 captain, while his Royal Challengers Bangalore team continue to chase their maiden IPL title

With 65-60 win-loss record in IPL, quitting RCB captaincy could have lightened Virat Kohli's workload

September 17, 2021 5:58 pm

The numbers reveal that Virat Kohli was a happy T20I captain, having won series in South Africa, Australia, England, New Zealand, West Indies and Sri Lanka, a feat no captain has ever managed.


Inside Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli and daughter Vamika's time together in England

July 01, 2021 11:55 am

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are parenting their daughter Vamika together as the family is in the UK where Virat is busy with his cricket Championship.

19 unseen family photos of Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli from his sister Bhawna Kohli Dhingra's album

May 19, 2021 5:26 pm

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli welcomed a baby girl, whom they named Vamika, on January 11 this year.

Anushka Sharma birthday: A look at the actor's life away from the limelight

May 01, 2021 8:58 am

As Anushka Sharma turns 33, we look back at her life, career and personal life with cricketer-husband Virat Kohli, with whom she welcomed her first child, Vamika, in January 2021.

DC vs RCB in pics: Virat Kohli's men beat Rishabh Pant's brigade in last over thriller

April 28, 2021 11:51 am

A 78-run unbeaten stand between Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer almost won the match for Delhi Capitals in Ahmedabad.

RCB vs SRH in pics: Virat Kohli's men continue their winning streak

April 15, 2021 9:50 am

RCB managed only 149 for eight after being asked to bat first. In reply, SRH were stopped at 143 for nine.

IND vs ENG 3rd T20I in Pics: Jos Buttler takes England 2-1 in five-match series

March 17, 2021 10:11 am

Jos Buttler was the hero of England’s victory in the third match of their series against India.

Virat, Anushka celebrate third wedding anniversary: Every time the couple looked adorable together

December 11, 2020 11:24 am

We wish the couple a very happy anniversary!

Celebrity brand ranking: Ayushmann Khurrana and Tiger Shroff make a mark

February 08, 2020 10:06 am

Duff and Phelps recently released the findings of its Celebrity Brand Valuation Study 2019.

Rohit Sharma's 29th ODI ton helps India beat Australia by 7 wickets, win series by 2-1

January 19, 2020 9:32 pm

Virat Kohli scored 89 in the series decider run chase and went past MS Dhoni to score most international runs as captain for India


Virat Kohli declared ICC ODI and Test player of the year

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

Virat Kohli made a record-breaking clean sweep at 2018 ICC awards, making him the only cricketer to do so. He was declared as the ODI as well as Test player of the year.

Express Eye for Detail: CBI vs CBI, AIADMK MLAs to stay disqualified, and Kohli reaches another milestone

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

In this episode of Express Eye for Detail, a look at the battle within the CBI, the AIADMK gets a breather and Virat Kohli becomes the fastest batsman to reach the 10,000-run mark.

As Virat Kohli turns 30, a look at his journey from 0 to 10,000 runs

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

With every year, Virat Kohli kept elevating his game, eventually culminating in him scaling the 10k peak in ODIs faster than anyone else.

After Tests, India Whitewash Sri Lanka In ODIs

June 22, 2020 6:54 pm

After Tests, India beat Sri Lanka In the ODIs

Opinion | How Did The Virat Kohli-Ravi Shastri Duo Become The Gods Of Indian Cricket?

June 22, 2020 6:57 pm

India head coach Ravi Shastri and India captain Virat Kohli addressed the media on Wednesday in which Shastri said that Shastris and Kumbles will come and go but the team’s fabric will remain.

Yuvraj Singh Returns To Virat Kohli-Led India ODI, T20I Squads

June 22, 2020 7:14 pm

Yuvraj Singh returned to the India squads for the upcoming one-day and T20 internationals against England

Virat Kohli Talks About His Foundation Ahead Of The Charity Football Match

June 08, 2020 12:20 pm

Cricketer Virat Kohli speaks on His Foundation at a Charity Football Match

Sachin, Dhoni, Azhar- Which Biopic Is Virat Kohli Looking Forward To?

June 08, 2020 12:11 pm

Virat Kohli speaks about which bollywood biopic he's looking forward to among Sachin, Dhoni and Azhar

Virat Kohli Special Helps India Make It 5/5 Against Pakistan In World T20s

June 08, 2020 2:22 pm

India maintained their stranglehold over arch-rivals Pakistan in ICC events with a comprehensive six-wicket victory In the World T20s

Off Field Management Key in World T20: Virat Kohli

June 08, 2020 2:22 pm

World T20: India begin their campaign against New Zealand in Nagpur .