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Virat Kohli - Virat Kohli

Indian international cricketer
Personal information
Born (1988-11-05) November 5, 1988 (age 32)
New Delhi, India
Nickname Chikoo or Cheeku
height 1.75 m
Beat Right handed
bowling Right arm medium
role Batsman of the highest order
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 269) June 20, 2011 against West Indies
Last test March 4, 2021 against England
ODI debut (cap 175) 18 August 2008 against Sri Lanka
Last ODI 28 March 2021 against England
ODI shirt no. 18
T20I debut (cap 31) June 12, 2010 against Zimbabwe
Last T20I March 20, 2021 against England
T20I Shirt No. 18
Information on the domestic team
Years team
2006 - today Delhi
2008 - today Royal Challengers Bangalore (Squad No. 18)
Career statistics
competition exam ODI T20I FC
matches 91 254 90 123
Runs scored 7,490 12.169 3,159 9,739
Batting average 52,38 59.07 52,65 52,92
100s / 50s 27/25 43/62 0/28 34/33
best result 254 * 183 94 * 254 *
Balls rolled 163 641 146 631
Gates 0 4 4 3
Bowling average - - 166,25 49,50 110,00
5 wickets in innings - - 0 0 0
10 wickets in the game - - 0 0 0
Best bowling - - 1/15 1/13 1/19
Catches / stumps 88 / - 132 / - 42 / - 119 / -

Virat Kohli ( Hindustani: [ʋɪˈraːʈ ˈkoːɦliː] (listen) ; born November 5, 1988) is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national team. Kohli is a right-handed batsman of the highest order and is widely recognized as one of the best contemporary batsmen in the world. He has played for Delhi in domestic cricket since 2013 and for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as captain of the franchise.

Kohli was the captain of the Indian U19 national team and won the U19 World Cup in Malaysia in 2008. After a few months, at the age of 19, he made his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka. After initially playing as a reserve batsman in the Indian team, he soon established himself as a regular in the ODI middle class and was part of the squad that won the 2011 World Cup. He made his test debut in 2011 and shook off the title of "ODI specialist" with test hundreds in Australia and South Africa by 2013. After taking first place in the ICC ranking for ODI batsmen for the first time in 2013, Kohli was also successful in the Twenty20 format and won the man of the tournament twice at the ICC World Twenty20 (2014 and 2016).

Kohli was named vice captain of the ODI team in 2012 and handed over the test captain after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's test retirement in 2014. He also became the limited overs captain in early 2017 after Dhoni resigned from his position. In ODIs, Kohli has the second highest number of centuries and the highest number of centuries in chases in the world. He holds the world record as the fastest batsman with 8,000, 9,000, 10,000, 11,000 and 12,000 runs in ODI cricket. Among the Indian batsmen, Kohli has the best test rating (937 points), ODI rating (911 points) and T20I rating (897 points).

Kohli received numerous awards in 2017 and 2018 such as the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year). ICC Test Player of the Year 2018; ICC ODI Player of the Year 2012, 2017 and 2018 and Wisden the world's leading cricketer in 2016, 2017 and 2018. He received the Arjuna Award in 2013, the Padma Shri in the Sports category in 2017 and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Kohli in 2017 from ESPN as one of the most famous athletes in the world and from Forbes classified as one of the most valuable athlete brands. In 2018 appointed that Time Magazine Kohli one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2020, Kohli was ranked 66th on Forbes' list of the 100 Highest Paid Athletes in the World for 2020 with an estimated profit of $ 26 million.

On April 22, 2021, Kohli became the first IPL player to score 6000 IPL runs against Rajasthan Royals.

Early life

Virat Kohli was born on November 5, 1988 in Delhi into a Punjabi Hindu family. His father Prem Kohli worked as a criminal defense attorney and his mother Saroj Kohli is a housewife. He has an older brother, Vikas, and an older sister, Bhavna. According to his family, when he was three years old, Kohli took a cricket bat, started swinging it, and asked his father to roll on it.

Kohli grew up in Uttam Nagar and began his education at the Vishal Bharti Public School. In 1998 the West Delhi Cricket Academy was established and a nine year old Kohli was part of its first intake. Kohli's father brought him to the academy after her neighbors suggested "Virat shouldn't waste his time on Gully Cricket and join a professional club instead". Kohli trained at the academy under Rajkumar Sharma while playing games at the Sumeet Dogra academy in the Vasundhara enclave. Recounting Kohli's early days at his academy, Sharma said: "He exuded talent. It was so difficult to keep him calm. He was a natural in everything he did, and I was most impressed with his demeanor. He was ready to hit anywhere and I literally had to push him home after training sessions. He just wouldn't go. ”In ninth grade, he moved to the Savior Monastery in Paschim Vihar to help out his cricket practice. In addition to exercising, Kohli was also a good academic, and his teachers remember him as "a smart and observant kid". Kohli's family lived in Meera Bagh until 2015 when they moved to Gurgaon.

Kohli's father died of a stroke on December 18, 2006 after being bedridden for a month. Regarding his early life, Kohli said in an interview: "I've seen a lot in life. I lost my father at a young age, the family business is not going so well and I live in a rented place. There were difficult times for them Family ... It's all embedded in my memory. "According to Kohli, his father supported his cricket training as a child. "My father was my greatest support. He was the one who drove me to practice every day. I miss his presence sometimes."

Youth and home career

A younger Kohli as seen in this photo from 2010

Kohli first played in October 2002 for the U15 team in Delhi at the Polly Umrigar Trophy 2002/03. He was the leading runs scorer for his team in the tournament with 172 runs averaging 34.40. He became the team captain for the 2003-04 Polly Umrigar Trophy and averaged 390 runs in 5 innings averaging 78, including two centuries and two fifties. At the end of 2004 he was selected for the Vijay Merchant Trophy 2003/04 in the Delhi U17 team. He scored 470 runs in four games with an average of 117.50 with two hundred and a top score of 251 *. The U17 in Delhi won the 2004/05 Vijay Merchant Trophy, in which Kohli finished as the top scorer with 757 runs from 7 games with an average of 84.11 in two centuries. He made his List-A debut for Delhi against Services in February 2006 but failed to beat.

In July 2006 Kohli was selected on his England tour in the Indian U19 squad. He averaged 105 in the ODI series with three games against English U19s and 49 in the test series with three games. The Indian U19 won both series. At the end of the tour, Indian U19 coach Lalchand Rajput was impressed by Kohli and said: "Kohli showed strong technical ability against both pace and spin." In September the Indian U19 team toured Pakistan. Kohli averaged 58 in the test series and 41.66 in the ODI series against the Pakistani U19.

"The way I approached the game changed that day. I only had one thing on my mind - that I have to play for my country and live this dream for my father."

- Kohli on his innings against Karnataka

Kohli made his first-rate Delhi debut against Tamil Nadu in November 2006 at the age of 18, scoring 10 points in his first innings. He stepped into the spotlight in December when he decided to play for his team against Karnataka the day after his father's death and scored 90 points. After his release, he went straight to the funeral. Delhi captain Mithun Manhas said: "This is an act of great dedication to the team and his innings proved to be crucial", while coach Chetan Chauhan praised Kohli's "demeanor and determination". His mother commented, "Virat changed a little after that day. Overnight he became a much more mature person. He took every match seriously. He hated sitting on the bench. It's like his life after that day totally dependent on cricket - he looked like he was chasing his father's dream, which was his own too. "He had a total of 257 runs from 6 games, averaging 36.71 that season.

In April 2007, he made his Twenty20 debut, finishing the Inter-State T20 Championship with 179 runs averaging 35.80 as his team's best run-getter in the Inter-State T20 Championship. From July to August 2007 the Indian U19 team toured Sri Lanka. In the triangle series against the U19s in Sri Lanka and the U19s in Bangladesh, Kohli was the second highest run-getter with 146 runs from 5 games. In the following two-game series of tests, he scored 244 runs averaging 122, including a hundred and fifty.

"He's a very physical type of player. He likes to sit down and support the game with his skills."

- India's coach at the U19 World Cup 2008 Dav Whatmore on Kohli

From February to March 2008 Kohli was the captain of the victorious Indian team at the ICC U19 World Cricket Championship 2008 in Malaysia. With the number 3, he scored 235 runs in 6 games averaging 47 and finished the tournament as the third highest run-getter and one of the three batsmen to score a hundred in the tournament. His century (100 runs of 74 balls) against the U19-year-olds in the West Indies in the group stage, that of ESPNcricinfo referred to as the "Innings of the Tournament" gave India a 50-run win and brought Kohli the man of the game. Kohli sustained a leg injury during the game, but recovered in time to play the quarter-final against the England U19s. He was instrumental in India's semi-final victory with three wickets against the New Zealand U19 national team, in which he won 2/27 and scored 43 points in the tense chase and was named Man of the Game. He scored 19 against South African U19s in the final, which India won with 12 runs (D / L method). ESPNcricinfo commended him for his bowling tactical changes during the tournament.

Following the U-19 World Cup, Kohli was purchased from the Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore for $ 30,000 on a youth contract. In June 2008 Kohli and his U19 teammates Pradeep Sangwan and Tanmay Srivastava received the Border Gavaskar scholarship. The scholarship enabled the three players to train for six weeks at the Cricket Australia Center of Excellence in Brisbane. In July 2008 he was included in India's 30-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy, which was to take place in Pakistan in September 2008. He was also accepted into the roster of Indian emerging players for the emerging players tournament with four teams in Australia. He was in good shape in that tournament, having 206 runs in six games with an average of 41.20.

International career

Early years

In August 2008, Kohli was inducted into the Indian ODI squad for a tour of Sri Lanka and the Champions Trophy in Pakistan. Prior to the Sri Lanka tour, Kohli had only played eight List A games and his selection was described as a "surprise call". During the Sri Lanka tour, Kohli struggled as a makeshift opener throughout the series when the first two openers Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag were injured. He made his international debut at the age of 19 on the tour's first ODI and was fired for 12. He gave his first ODI half-century, a score of 54, in the fourth game that helped India win the series. In the other three games he scored 37, 25 and 31 points. India won the series 3-2, which was India's first ODI series win over Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.

After the Champions Trophy was postponed to 2009, Kohli was selected to replace the injured Shikhar Dhawan in the Indian A-squad for the unofficial tests against Australia A in September 2008. He only appeared once in the two-game series and scored 49 points in those innings. Later that month in September 2008 he played for Delhi in the Nissar Trophy against SNGPL (winner of the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy from Pakistan) and scored the most goals for Delhi in both innings with 52 and 197 respectively. The game was drawn without the SNGPL, however, winning the trophy on a first-innings lead. In October 2008, Kohli played in a four-day touring game against Australia for XI's Indian CEO. He made 105 and 16 * in that match against a bowling cast of Brett Lee, Stuart Clark, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, and Jason Krejza.

Kohli was added to the squad for the home ODI series against England in November 2008 but was given no chance to play due to the inclusion of Tendulkar and Sehwag on the team. In December 2008, Kohli was awarded a Grade D contract on the annual BCCI contract list entitling him to receive £ 1.5m (equivalent to £ 3.4m or $ 47,000 in 2019). He was then removed in January 2009 for the ODI series with five games in Sri Lanka against Sri Lanka from the squad.

Kohli was selected in Australia in July-August 2009 at the Emerging Players tournament with four teams. He opened the innings for India Emerging Players in that tournament and finished the tournament as the leading run-getter with 398 runs from seven games averaging 66.33. He scored 104 of 102 balls in the final against South Africa Emerging Players in Brisbane to help his team win the 17-run match and claim the title. At the end of the tournament, Kris Srikkanth, chairman of the national selection committee, was impressed by Kohli, commenting, "I have to say, opener Virat Kohli was superb. Some of the shots he played spoke about his skills." Kohli has called this tournament the "turning point" in his career.

Kohli returned to the national team and replaced the injured Gautam Gambhir in the Indian squad for the Tri-Series in Sri Lanka. At the ICC Champions Trophy 2009 he fought because of an injury to Yuvraj Singh in 4th place for India. In the unimportant group game against the West Indies, Kohli scored an unbeaten 79 in India's successful chase out of 130 and won his first Man of the Match Awards. Kohli played as the reserve batsman in the ODI series with seven home games against Australia and appeared in two games as a substitute for an injury. He found a spot in the home ODI series against Sri Lanka in December 2009, scoring 27 and 54 points in the first two ODIs before making way for Yuvraj, who got fit again for the third ODI. However, Yuvraj's finger injury reappeared and resulted in his being disfellowshipped indefinitely. Returning to the team at the fourth ODI in Kolkata, Kohli scored his first ODI century - 107 balls out of 111 - and shared a 224-year partnership for the third wicket with Gambhir, who got his personal best of 150. India won with seven wickets to seal the series 3–1. The Man of the Game was awarded to Gambhir, who gave Kohli the award.

Tendulkar was rested for the tri-nation ODI tournament in Bangladesh in January 2010, which saw Kohli play in any of India's five games. He scored 91 points against Bangladesh to secure a win after India collapsed from 297 to 51/3 at the start of its chase. In the next game against Sri Lanka, Kohli ended up unbeaten at 71 to help India win the game by one bonus point after pursuing their goal of 214 within 33 overs. The next day he scored his second ODI century against Bangladesh and got to the point with the winning runs. After Tendulkar and Suresh Raina, he was only the third Indian batsman to score two ODI centuries before her 22nd birthday. In particular, Kohli received high praise from the Indian captain Dhoni for his performance during the series. Although Kohli only completed two runs in the final against Sri Lanka in an Indian defeat with four wickets, he became the leading run-getter of the series with 275 runs from five innings with an average of 91.66. In the ODI series of three games at home against South Africa in February, Kohli played two games, scoring 31 and 57 points.

Get up through the ranks

Raina was named captain and Kohli vice-captain for the Tri-Series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe from May to June 2010 in Zimbabwe as many first-choice players skipped the tour. Kohli made 168 runs at 42:00, including two fifties, but India suffered three losses in four games and fell out of the series. During the series, Kohli was the fastest Indian batsman to hit 1,000 runs in ODI cricket. He made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe in Harare and scored an unbeaten 26. Later that month, Kohli fought on a strong Indian team with 3 during the 2010 Asian Cup, averaging 67 runs averaging 16.75. His battles with the Form continued in the Tri-Series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Sri Lanka, where he averaged 15 years old.

Kohli beat New Zealand in an ODI in December 2010

Despite poor form, Kohli stayed on the ODI squad for a three-game streak against Australia in October and scored their third ODI century - 118 balls out of 121 - in the only completed game of the series in Visakhapatnam - which helped India hit the 290 goal after losing the openings prematurely. He won the man of the game and admitted he was under pressure to keep his place on the team after failing in the previous two series. Kohli was part of a largely inexperienced team for the home ODI series against New Zealand, scoring a match-winning 104 ball 105 in the first game, his fourth ODI hundred-second in a row, and following with 64 and 63 * in the next two Games. India did a 5-0 whitewash from New Zealand while Kohli's performance on the series helped him become a regular on the ODI team and make him a strong contender for a spot on the Indian World Cup squad. He was India's leading runscorer at ODIs in 2010 with 995 runs from 25 games averaging 47.38 including three centuries.

Kohli was India's leading run-getter in the ODI series with five games on the South Africa Tour in January 2011 with 193 runs averaging 48.25, including two 1950s, both in Indian defeats. During the series he jumped to second place on the ICC ranking for ODI batsmen and was named in the Indian 15-man roster for the world championship. The inclusion of Kohli and Raina in the World Cup squad led to speculation about which of the two batsmen will make it to the eleven. Days before India's first game of the tournament, Indian captain Dhoni stated that the in-shape Kohli Raina is likely to be preferred.

Kohli played in every game of the successful Indian World Cup. He scored an unbeaten 100 in the first game against Bangladesh, his fifth ODI century, and became the first Indian batsman to score a century in his World Cup debut. In the next four group matches he had low scores of 8, 34, 12 and 1 against England, Ireland, the Netherlands and South Africa, respectively. After returning against the West Indies at 59, he scored just 24 and 9 points in the quarter-finals against Australia and in the semifinals against Pakistan. He scored 35 points in the final against Sri Lanka in Mumbai and shared an 83-year partnership with Gambhir for the third wicket after India lost both openings within the seventh over the chase of 275. This partnership is considered "one of the turning points in." the game "when India won the game by six wickets and won the World Cup for the first time since 1983.

Consistent performance with limited overs

Kohli Fielding during a game in December 2010

When India toured the West Indies from June to July 2011, they selected a largely inexperienced squad that included Tendulkar and others like Gambhir and Sehwag due to injuries. Kohli was one of three uncovered players on the test team. Kohli found success in the ODI series, which India won 3-2, with a total of 199 runs averaging 39.80. His best efforts came at the second ODI in Port of Spain, where he won the man of the game for his score of 81, giving India a seven-wicket win, and the fifth ODI in Kingston, where his innings of 94 in one Seven-wicket win came. Wicket defeat. Kohli made his test debut at Kingston in the first match of the following series of tests. He fought at 5 and was sacked for 4 and 15, which Fidel Edwards had left behind in both innings. India went on to win the Test Series 1–0, but Kohli amassed only 76 runs from five innings, battled the short ball and was particularly concerned about Edwards' fast bowling, who sacked him three times in the series.

Kohli, who was initially eliminated from the test squad for India's four-game series in England in July and August, was recalled as a replacement for the injured Yuvraj, but did not play in any game in the series. He found moderate success in the subsequent ODI series, where he averaged 38.80. His score of 55 on the first ODI at Chester-le-Street was followed by a series of low scores over the next three games. In the final game in the series, Kohli scored his sixth ODI hundred - 107 runs with 93 balls - and shared a 170-run partnership with Rahul Dravid, who played his final ODI to help India release its first 300. plus overall the tour. Kohli was dismissed as a hit wicket by a player on both teams in those innings that were the only century in the series, and received praise for his "hard work" and "maturity". However, England won the game by D / L method and the series 3-0.

In October 2011, Kohli was the top scorer in the five home game ODI series against England, which India won 5-0. He scored a total of 270 runs in five games, including unbeaten hits of 112 out of 98 balls in Delhi, where he forged an unbroken 209-run partnership with Gambhir, and 86 in Mumbai, both in successful car chases. Due to his ODI success, Kohli was added to the test squad before Raina to face the West Indies in November. In the competition with Yuvraj Singh for sixth place, Kohli was only selected in the team in the last game of the series. He scored a couple of 1950s in that match, with his first inning score of 52 ensuring India avoided a successor. India won the subsequent ODI series 4-1 in which Kohli collected 243 runs at 60.75. During the series, Kohli scored his eighth ODI century and his second in Visakhapatnam, where he made 117 of 123 balls in India's run of 271, a stroke that increased his reputation as an "expert on the hunt". Kohli became the leading run-getter in ODIs for 2011, with 1,381 runs from 34 games at 47.62 and four centuries.

Promotion to ODI Vice Captain

After Kohli found a place in the Indian test team for the Australian tour in December 2011, he scored the first goal with 132 points in a tour match against XI, the chairman of Cricket Australia, to his position for a place in the eleven before strengthening Rohit Sharma. Kohli hit in 6th place and failed to get over 25 in the first two tests as his defense technique was exposed. While pitching at the border on the second day of the second game, he gestured with his middle finger at the amount for which he was fined 50% of his game fee by the referee. He scored the most hits with 44 and 75 in each of India's innings in the Third Test in Perth, even when India surrendered their second consecutive defeat. In the fourth and final game in Adelaide, Kohli scored his first test century with 116 runs in the first innings. It was the only century an Indian scored on the series. India suffered a 4-0 whitewash and Kohli, India's top scorer on the series, has been described as "the only bright spot in an otherwise nightmare visit for the tourists".

Kohli Fielding during a CB Series game against Australia in February 2012

In the first seven games of the Commonwealth Bank triangle series against hosts Australia and Sri Lanka, Kohli made two 1950s - 77 in Perth and 66 in Brisbane - both against Sri Lanka. India recorded two wins, one draw and four losses in those seven games, which meant they needed a bonus point win on their final group game against Sri Lanka in Hobart to stay in competition to qualify for the final series. Kohli, who had set a target of 321 from Sri Lanka, came out on top with India's 86/2 score, scoring 133 points, not from 86 balls, to help India a comfortable 13 overs win. India earned a bonus point with the win and Kohli was named Man of the Game for his punch. This included 24 runs in an over from Lasith Malinga. Former Australian cricketer and commentator Dean Jones rated Kohli's innings "one of the greatest ODI hits of all time". However, Sri Lanka defeated Australia three days later in their final group game, knocking India out of the series. With 373 runs at 53.28, Kohli was again India's best runscorer and only centurion in the series.

Kohli was named vice captain for the 2012 Asian Cup in Bangladesh because of his good performance in Australia. Selection chairman Kris Srikkanth told reporters, "Hats off to Virat Kohli for his way of playing. We have to look to the future. The selection committee and board felt that Kohli was future captaincy material." Kohli was in good shape throughout the tournament, becoming the top scorer with 357 runs and an average of 119 runs. In the opening game against Sri Lanka, he scored 108 goals in a 50-run win in India, while India lost their next game to Bangladesh, in which he made 66. In the final group stage against Pakistan, he set a personal best of 183 out of 148 balls, his 11th ODI century. When he hit 0/1, he hit 22 fours and a six in his innings to help India chase 330, the most successful ODI chase at the time. His strike was the highest single score in Asian Cup history, the second highest score in an ODI chase, and the highest single score against Pakistan in ODIs, surpassing Brian Lara's previous record of 156. Kohli was named Man of the Game in both games India won, but India failed to make the tournament final.

From July to August 2012, Kohli beat two centuries on the ODI tour in Sri Lanka with five games - 106 from 113 balls in Hambantota and 128 * from 119 balls in Colombo - the winner of the game in both games. India won the series 4-1 and because of the most runs in the series, Kohli was named a player of the series. In the one-off T20I that followed, he scored a 48-ball 68, his first T20I fifty, and won the Player of the Series Award. Kohli scored his second Test Century in Bangalore during the New Zealand Tour of India and won his first Man of the Match Award in Test Cricket. India won the two-match series 2–0, and Kohli averaged 106 with one hundred and fifty-two out of three innings. In the following T20I series he scored 70 runs with 41 balls, but India lost the match by one run and the series 1–0. He continued to be in good shape during ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in 2012, with 185 runs from 5 games averaging 46.25. He scored two fifties during the tournament, 50 against Afghanistan in the group stage and 78 * against Pakistan in the Super Eights and won the man of the game for both innings. He was named "Team of the Tournament" in the ICC.

Kohli's test form fell during the first three games of the England tour of India with a top score of 20 and England led the series 2-1. He scored a patient 103 out of 295 balls on a slow and low pitch in Nagpur in the final game, keeping India in the competition for the series draw. ESPNcricinfo commended Kohli for "having demonstrated his growing maturity to play exactly the innings his side needed", while Kohli described his stroke as a "learning innings". The game ended in a draw, however, and England won their first Test series in India in 28 years. Against Pakistan in December 2012, Kohli averaged 18 T20Is and 4.33 ODIs, which was troubled by the fast bowlers, particularly Junaid Khan, who sacked him on all three occasions in the ODI series. Kohli had a quiet ODI series against England, apart from 77 * in the third ODI at Ranchi with a total of 155 runs averaging 38.75.

"I love to watch Virat Kohli beat him. He looks to me like an individual of my own heart. I love his aggression and [he] has a serious passion that I used to have. He reminds me of me."

- Former West Indies captain Vivian Richards on Kohli

Kohli scored his fourth testing century (107) in Chennai in the first game of the Home Testing series against Australia in February 2013. He said he was "hungry for this series" after poor form in the previous two series and disappointed shortly after reaching the hundred -Run mark to get off. India completed a 4-0 series sweep and became the first team to whitewash Australia in more than four decades. Kohli averaged 56.80 in the series and cemented his place on the test team.

Kohli beats South Africa in Cardiff during the Champions Trophy in June 2013

In June 2013, Kohli took part in the ICC Champions Trophy in England, which India won. In a warm-up match he scored 144 points against Sri Lanka. In India's group matches against South Africa, West India and Pakistan, he scored 34, 22 and 22 points, respectively, while India qualified for the semifinals with an unbeaten record. In the semifinals against Sri Lanka in Cardiff, he failed to beat 58 in an eight-wicket win for India. The final between India and England in Birmingham was reduced to 20 overs after a rain delay. India fought first and Kohli scored the first hit with 43 balls out of 34. He shared a sixth wicket partnership of 47 runs with 33 balls with Ravindra Jadeja, helping India hit 129/7 in 20 overs. India secured a win in five rounds and the second win in a row at the ICC ODI tournament. He was also named by the ICC as part of the "Team of the Tournament".

Setting records

Kohli took on as captain for the first ODI of the triangle series in the West Indies after Dhoni was injured during the game. India lost the game with a wicket and Dhoni was then excluded from the series. Kohli was named captain for the remaining games. In his second game as captain, Kohli scored his first hundred as captain, scoring 102 of 83 balls against the West Indies in Port of Spain to earn a bonus point for India. Many high-profile players, including Dhoni, rested for the ODI tour in Zimbabwe with five games in July 2013. Kohli was named captain for an entire series for the first time. In the first game of the series at Harare, he hit 115 runs out of 108 balls, helping India pursue the goal of 229 and win the man of the game. He fought twice more in the series, in which he did not fail with 14 and 58 points. India completed a 5-0 sweep of the series; her first in an away ODI series.

Kohli had a successful time with the bat in the ODI series with seven games against Australia. After scoring the highest score with 61 points in the opening defeat in Pune, he beat the fastest century of an Indian in ODIs in the second game in Jaipur. Kohli's innings of 100, scored in 17.2 overs, hit the milestone in just 52 balls and formed an uninterrupted 186-time partnership with Rohit Sharma that helped India hit the 360 ​​goal for losing a wicket with more hunt as six overs to save. That chase was the second highest successful chase in ODI cricket, while Kohli's dash became the fastest hundred against Australia and the third fastest in a chase. He followed those innings at 68 in the next game at Mohali in another Indian defeat before the rain washed out the next two games. In the sixth ODI at Nagpur, he hit 115 of just 66 balls to help India successfully pursue the 351 goal and level the series 2-2 and win the man of the game. He reached the 100-run mark in 61 balls, making it the third fastest ODI century by an Indian batsman. He was also the fastest batsman in the world, scoring 17 hundred points in ODI cricket. India won the series after winning the last game in which they ran out of a duck. At the end of the series, Kohli moved to the top of the ICC ODI batsmen rankings for the first time in his career.

Kohli fought twice in the two-game test series against the West Indies and had points of 3 and 57 in both innings, sacked by Shane Shillingford. This was also the last test series for Tendulkar and Kohli should take Tendulkar's punch position number 4 after the series. In the first game of the ODI series with three games, which followed in Kochi, Kohli scored 86 points over six wickets and won the man of the game. During the game, he also hit Viv Richards' record for becoming the fastest batsman, completing 5,000 runs in ODI cricket and making the milestone in his 114th innings. He missed his third century on Visakhapatnam in the next game after being sacked for 99 and playing a hook from Ravi Rampaul. India lost the game by two wickets but took the series 2-1 after winning their last game at Kanpur. With 204 runs at 68.00, Kohli finished the series as the leading run-getter and was named man of the series.

Overseas season

India toured South Africa in December 2013 for three ODIs and two Tests. Kohli averaged 15.50 in the ODIs, including a duck. On the first test in Johannesburg, where Kohli took his first test in South Africa and hit for the first time at 4, he scored 119 and 96. His hundred was the first to be scored by a subcontinent batsman at the venue since 1998. Regarding Kohli's Hundred, South Africa bowling trainer Allan Donald said, "The only word that comes to mind is responsibility. I think he [Kohli] showed great discipline and responsibility. It reminds me of Sachin Tendulkar when." they came here in 1996. " The match ended in a draw and Kohli was named man of the match. India failed to win a single match on the tour and lost the second Test by 10 wickets in which he made 46 and 11.

"Kohli is the next chosen one. He exudes the intensity of Dravid, the audacity of Sehwag and the extraordinary reach of Tendulkar. That doesn't make him any better, just sui generis, his own unique way."

- Former New Zealand Captain Martin Crowe on Kohli

Kohli continued to collect runs on the subsequent New Zealand tour. He averaged 58.21 in the five-game ODI series where his efforts of 111-Ball 123 in Napier, 65-Ball 78 in Hamilton, and 78-Ball 82 in Wellington were to no avail when India scored 4: 0 was defeated. He completed 214 runs at 71.33 in the two-game series of tests that followed, including an unbeaten 105 on the final day of the second Test in Wellington, which helped India save the game.

India then traveled to Bangladesh for the Asia Cup and World Twenty20. Dhoni was expelled from the Asian Cup after suffering an ancillary stress during the New Zealand tour that resulted in Kohli being named tournament captain. Kohli scored 136 of 122 balls in India's opening game against Bangladesh and shared a 213-run stance with Ajinkya Rahane on the third wicket, helping India chase 280 successfully. It was his 19th ODI century and fifth in Bangladesh, which made him the batsman for most of the ODI centuries in Bangladesh. India was excluded from the tournament after narrow defeats to Sri Lanka and Pakistan, in which Kohli scored 48 and 5 points, respectively.

Dhoni returned from injury to lead the team for ICC World Twenty20 2014 and Kohli was named vice captain. In the opening game of the Indian tournament against Pakistan, Kohli scored the first goal with 36 points so as not to lead India to a win with seven wickets. He scored 54 of 41 balls in the next game against West Indies and undefeated 57 of 50 balls against Bangladesh, both in successful car chases. In the semifinals, he made an unbeaten 72 of 44 deliveries to help India hit the 173 goal with six wickets and five balls. He won the man of the game for that stroke, which he called "my best T20 innings". India scored 130/4 in the final against Sri Lanka, in which Kohli scored 77 of 58 balls and eventually lost the match by six goals. Kohli had run a total of 319 runs in the tournament averaging 106.33, a record for the most runs by a single batsman in a single World Twenty20 tournament for which he won the Man of the Tournament Award.

Kohli and other senior players were rested ahead of the England tour for India's India tour in Bangladesh. India suffered a 3-1 loss in the five-game Test series to England, despite leading 1-0 after the first two Tests. Kohli did poorly on the series averaging just 13.40 in 10 innings with a high of 39. He was sacked six times in the series for single-digit scores and was particularly vulnerable to the swinging ball on the off-stump line being sacked multiple times pushing the ball towards the wicket keeper or slip fielders. The show's man, James Anderson, received Kohli's wicket four times, while Kohli's batting technique has been questioned by analysts and former cricketers. Geoffrey Boycott said, "Jimmy Anderson ate it for breakfast. Every time Kohli walked in, all he did was put a bowl on a stump, around the Corridor of Insecurity, and Kohli stole it. He played with his Thug too far from his block. " He needs to watch video reruns of his technique and get back to basics. "India won the ODI series, which followed 3-1, but Kohli's bats with the bat continued averaging 18 in four innings. In the one-off T20I he scored 41-ball 66, his first over fifty points of the tour in the last Game of the Tour India lost the match by three runs, but Kohli took first place for T20I batsmen on the ICC leaderboard.

Kohli had a successful time in India's ODI Series win over West Indies in October 2014. His 62 in the second ODI in Delhi were his first fifty Tests and ODIs in 16 innings since February, and he said his "confidence" won got back "with the innings. In the fourth game in Dharamsala, he hit his 20th ODI hundred - 127 runs in 114 balls. India recorded a 59-run win and Kohli was named man of the game. Dhoni was for the ODI series rested with five games against Sri Lanka in November, allowing Kohli to lead the team for another full series. Kohli struggled at 4 throughout the series, scoring 22, 49, 53 and 66 points in the first four ODIs, with India led the series 4-0. At the fifth ODI at Ranchi, Kohli approached India 14/2 to pursue 287. He made an unbeaten 139 of 126 balls to give his team a three wicket win and a whitewash against Sri Lanka to bestow. Kohli was named player of the series, and it was the second whitewash under his captain. During the series, he became the fastest batsman in the world to break the 6000-run mark in ODIs. With 1,054 ODI runs at 58.55 in 2014, he was the second player in the world after Sourav Ganguly to complete more than 1,000 ODI runs in four consecutive calendar years.

Test captain

During the first test of the Australian tour in December 2014, Dhoni was not part of the Indian team in Adelaide due to an injury, and Kohli took the lead as test captain for the first time. Kohli scored 115 in India's first innings, making it the fourth Indian to score a hundred points in his debut as test captain. In their second inning, India were set a goal of 364 to be scored on day five. Kohli came in to hit when the Indian innings were reduced to 57/2 and began to hit aggressively. He put in 185 runs for the third wicket with Murali Vijay before Vijay was released, causing an eyelash breakdown. Out of 242/2, India was left out for 315, with Kohli's 141 balls out of 175 being the highest score. Noting that his team were looking for a win rather than a draw, Kohli also said it was "the best test I have participated in". Kohli's second ton of innings was hailed by several Australian commentators as the best fourth innings performance they'd ever seen in Australia.

Dhoni returned as captain for the second game in Brisbane, where Kohli scored 19 and 1 in a loss to India with four wickets. In the Melbourne Boxing Day Test, Kohli was India's top scorer in both innings. In the first innings, he got his personal best test score of 169 while sharing a 262-year partnership with Rahane, India's largest partnership outside of Asia in a decade. Kohli followed with a score of 54 in India's second inning on day five, helping his team pull the friendly. Dhoni announced his retirement from Test Cricket at the end of that game and Kohli was named full-time Test Captain ahead of the fourth Test in Sydney. Kohli was the test team captain for the second time, scoring 147 goals in the first innings of the game. He was the first batsman in Test cricket history to score three hundred points in his first three innings as Test Captain. He was sacked for 46 in the second innings and India stayed for another tie. Kohli's total of 692 runs in four Tests were, most of them by an Indian batsman in a test series in Australia.

In January 2015 India could not win a single game in the ODI series with three nations against the hosts Australia and England. Kohli was unable to replicate his test success in ODIs as he didn't get a double-digit score in any of the four games. Kohli's ODI form did not improve in the run-up to the World Cup. In the warm-up games against Australia and Afghanistan, 18 and 5 points were scored.

Kohli hits the UAE in Perth during a group stage game of the 2015 World Cup

In the first game of the World Cup against Pakistan in Adelaide, Kohli hit 107 in 126 balls and shared more than 100 partnerships with Dhawan and Raina to help India bet a total of 300 and win the game by 76 runs. He won the Man of the Match Award for his knock, his 20th in ODIs and second in a World Cup match. Kohli was also the first Indian batsman to score a century against Pakistan in a World Cup game. After another century of partnership with opening batsman Dhawan, he was sacked for 46 in India's second game against South Africa. India went on to post 307 in 50 overs and record a 130-run win in the match. India battled for second place in the remaining four group matches in which Kohli scored 33 *, 33, 44 * and 38 against the United Arab Emirates, West Indies, Ireland and Zimbabwe. India secured the victories in these four games and led the pool B points with an unbeaten record. In India's 109-run victory in the quarter-finals against Bangladesh, Rubel Hossain sacked Kohli for beating the ball 3-0 for the wicket keeper. India were eliminated in the Australia semi-finals in Melbourne, where Kohli was sacked for 1 out of 13 balls.

Kohli fell in shape when India toured Bangladesh in June 2015. He only contributed 14 to the one-off test which ended in a draw averaging 16.33 in the ODI series, which Bangladesh won 2-1. Kohli ended his streak low scoring his 11th Test hundred in the first Test of the Sri Lanka Tour, which India lost. India came back and won the next two games to seal the series 2-1, Kohli's first straight win as Test captain and India's first away win in the Test series in four years.

During the South Africa tour of India, Kohli became the fastest batsman in the world, completing 1,000 runs in T20I cricket, the milestone in his 27th inning. In the ODI series, he made 77 in Rajkot and 138 in the fourth ODI in Chennai, which helped India reach the level in the series. India lost the series after losing their last ODI and Kohli finished the series with an average of 49. India came back to beat the senior South African team 3-0 in the four-game test series under Kohli's captain, climbing to second the ICC test ranking list. He scored a total of 200 runs in the series at 33.33, of which 44 and 88 in the fourth game in Delhi.

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Kohli started 2016 with 91 and 59 points in the first two ODIs of the Limited Overs Tour through Australia