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Virat Kohli - The Progress Catalyst

Virat Kohli, often hailed as one of the Best Batsmen of all times, has etched his name in the annals of cricket history with his remarkable skill and unwavering passion for the game. From leading the Indian Cricket Team with finesse to dominating the field in T20Worldcup matches, Kohli's journey is nothing short of extraordinary.


Embracing Excellence: The Rise of a Cricket Icon


The young Virat Kohli (image: Times Content)
The young Virat Kohli (image: Times Content)

Born on November 5, 1988, in Delhi, India, Virat Kohli's tryst with cricket began at a tender age. His meteoric rise through the ranks saw him don the prestigious jersey of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and eventually becoming the linchpin of the team. His association with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) further solidified his stature as a powerhouse in world cricket.


Virat Kohli with his spouse Anushka Sharma - Image source: Bollywood Life
Virat Kohli with his spouse Anushka Sharma

The Iconic Captaincy Reign


Kohli's captaincy tenure saw the Indian Cricket Team reach unprecedented heights. Under his leadership, the team displayed remarkable tenacity and skill, captivating audiences worldwide. His astute strategies and unparalleled dedication on the field established him as a true maestro of the gentleman's game.


A Beacon of Inspiration


Beyond his cricketing prowess, Virat Kohli's persona off the field exudes charisma and humility. His philanthropic initiatives and commitment to social causes paint a picture of a sports icon with a heart of gold. Kohli's ability to balance sportsmanship and humanitarian efforts sets him apart, earning him admiration both on and off the pitch.


Rare photo of young Virat with Ashish Nehra - Image source: India TV News
Rare photo of young Virat with Ashish Nehra

If you are passionate about cricket and inspired by Virat Kohli's journey, consider joining the ranks of fans and enthusiasts worldwide. Let's continue celebrating the spirit of cricket together!


The legacy of Virat Kohli transcends boundaries, uniting cricket aficionados under the banner of sportsmanship and excellence. As we applaud his accomplishments, let us remember that greatness knows no bounds when passion meets perseverance.



Join the Celebration of Excellence


As we celebrate the indelible mark Virat Kohli has left on cricket, let us partake in honoring his legacy. Let his journey inspire us to strive for greatness in our respective fields, embodying the resilience and determination synonymous with the name Virat Kohli.


Your journey through this article is only an overview of Virat Kohli's exceptional career. For further insights into Kohli's legacy, feel free to explore the References & Citations  section below.


References & Citations


Most centuries by an Indian captain in Test matches: Virat Kohli holds the record for most centuries by an Indian captain in Test matches with 20 centuries, surpassing the previous record of Sachin Tendulkar (15 centuries). This highlights his exceptional leadership qualities and ability to perform under pressure.





Most double centuries by an Indian batsman in ODIs: Virat Kohli has scored 7 double centuries in ODIs, the most by any Indian batsman. This speaks volumes about his ability to bat for long durations and score big runs.https://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/128510/virat-kohli-50-odi-centuries-the-incredible-journey


Fastest Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in ODIs: Virat Kohli achieved this milestone in just 200 innings, the fastest by any Indian batsman. This underlines his phenomenal run-scoring ability in ODI cricket. https://www.skysports.com/cricket/news/12344/11534214/virat-kohli-fastest-man-to-10000-odi-runs-beats-sachin-tendulkars-record-in-indias-tie-with-windies


Most ODI hundreds against a single opponent (Australia): Virat Kohli has scored 11 centuries against Australia in ODIs, the most by any batsman against a single opponent. This highlights his dominance against one of the strongest cricketing teams in the world.https://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/128510/virat-kohli-50-odi-centuries-the-incredible-journey


First batsman to score a double century in all three formats: This NDTV article acknowledges Virat Kohli's unique achievement of scoring a double century in ODIs, Tests and T20Is - a feat no other batsman has accomplished.https://sports.ndtv.com/cricket/india-vs-england-virat-kohli-double-century-dream-knock-englands-nightmare-1636538


Kohli retires from T20 internationals after winning World Cup 2024 Title


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Virat hugs Rohit Sharma after WC win

Kohli ended his 125-match T20I career as India's second-highest run-scorer [behind Rohit] in the format - 4188 at an average of 48.69 and strike rate of 137.04.


Here are the stats of Virat Kohli in T20Is

Matches

Runs

Average

Strike Rate

Highest Score

100s

50s

125

4188

48.69

137.04

122

01

38


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