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Kohli turns 25: From a young U-19 captain to champion chaser

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Kohli,who represents Delhi in the domestic circuit,has never shied away from being the prima donna of every team he's represented. (Express archive Photo)

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In the Indian Premier League,Virat Kohli plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kohli exhibited his captaincy skills with the franchise last season,and impressed all with his smart cricketing brain. (Express archive Photo)

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After the selectors opted to rest most of the senior players for the Zimbabwe tour this year,Kohli grabbed the opportunity of leading the side with both hands and delivered with brilliant results. (Express archive Photo)

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Kohli received the Arjuna Award this year for his contributions to Indian cricket. At such a young age,Kohli has shown immense hunger for runs and wins. (Express archive Photo)

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After the Arjuna honour,Border Security Force officially made Kohli its brand ambassador (Express archive Photo)

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He has 11 centuries — joint-second presently behind Sachin Tendulkar — in 64 innings that he's batted in a run-chase. Moreover,on the seven occasions that India have surpassed a 300 plus target since Kohli's debut,he's scored centuries in five of them and led the way. (Express archive Photo)

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When it comes championing to run-chases,he's got the canniness of a Michael Bevan,the ability to destroy an attack and an inherent aggression like an MS Dhoni,a surgeon-like precision to pick gaps for ones and twos like a Mike Hussey and the speed and judgement of a Jonty Rhodes between the wickets. (Express archive Photo)

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The Delhi dasher has left a lot of deflated captains scratching their head over whether winning the toss and fielding will ever be a safe option again till the time Kohli's walking out at No.3 in the opposition line-up. (Express archive Photo)

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Many raised fingers at his aggression and animated behaviour on the field. The nation will not have much of a problem as long as his willow continues to fire the way it has been so far. (Express archive Photo)

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In 119 ODIs he has played so far,Kohli has struck 17 hundreds. Many believe that if he continues in the same fashion,he can go on to break Sachin Tendulkar's records in ODIs. (Express archive Photo)