Virat Kohli (born November 5, 1988, Delhi, India) is an Indian international cricketer considered by many as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the game.  He is also a former captain of the Indian cricket team in all three international formats—Test cricket, one-day internationals (ODIs), and Twenty20 internationals (T20I)—making him one of India’s most successful captains.

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Kohli holds several cricket records, including the most individual hundreds in ODI matches and the most runs scored in a single edition of an ODI World Cup. He has been named Player of the Tournament at global events on three occasions: at the 2014 and 2016 T20I World Cups and the 2023 ODI World Cup. Kohli was also a member of the Indian sides that won the 2011 ODI World Cup and the 2013 ICC (International Cricket Council) Champions Trophy. He is married to popular Bollywood actress and producer Anushka Sharma.


Early life and career



Virat Kohli was born on November 5, 1988, in Delhi, India. He grew up in Delhi and was one of the first to train at the West Delhi Cricket Academy, created in 1998. In 2002 he played for the Delhi Under-15 team and was the highest run scorer in the 2003–04 Vijay Merchant Trophy, playing for the Delhi Under-17 team.

In February 2006 Kohli made his domestic debut for Delhi in a one-day match against Services (a team representing the Indian armed forces) but did not get a chance to bat. He scored only 10 runs in his first-class debut (first-class cricket refers to matches that last three or more days and feature two sides of 11 players each) against Tamil Nadu in November that year. He scored 90 runs in difficult conditions in a first-class match against Karnataka in December, helping Delhi draw the Test. In April 2007 he scored 35 runs in his T20 domestic debut against Himachal Pradesh.


Kohli captained the Under-19 Indian cricket team to victory at the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2008. His exploits were rewarded with an IPL contract from RCB for $30,000. He also made his international debut in an ODI that year, opening the batting and scoring 12 in a defeat of Sri Lanka in Dambulla, Sri Lanka. In 2009 he scored 405 runs in nine innings in the Emerging Players Tournament in Australia, ensuring that he would be at the top of the national team selectors’ .


Kohli received the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting honor, from the government of India in 2013. In 2017 Kohli garnered the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award. In 2018 he received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (now the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award), India’s highest sporting honor. A stand at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi was renamed after Kohli in 2019.

Kohli has received multiple accolades from the cricketing world and governing bodies as well. His 133 not out versus Sri Lanka in the Commonwealth Bank Series in Australia was voted the ODI batting performance of the year in the 2012 ESPNcricinfo Awards and is considered by many as his greatest performance ever. ICC named him the ODI Cricketer of the Year in 2012, 2017, and 2018, and Test Player of the Year in 2018. He made the ICC ODI Team of the Year in 2012, 2014, and 2016–19, having the additional role of captain in all instances save the first two. He also made the ICC Test Team of the Year from 2017 to 2019, each time as captain. In 2022 he was named to the ICC T20I Team of the Year. He also was selected for the ICC Men’s Team of the Decade for 2011–2020 in all three formats, having the additional role of captain in the Test team.