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Virat Kohli biography – A TRIBUTE TO “THE RUN MACHINE”

Virat Kohli is a 29-year old right-handed batsman in Indian Team. He is now the captain of Indian side in all 3-formats of the game. 

Last updated: 04.01.2018
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Today I’ll be mentioning the hardworking and determined life of one the greatest player of Indian Team Virat ‘THE RUN MACHINE’ Kohli. Yeah! You are right, I’ll be writing Virat Kohli Biography. Virat Kohli, who is he? Does he belongs to a big, rich or well known family? A big NO. Virat Kohli is a 29-year old right-handed batsman in Indian Team. He is now the captain of Indian side in all 3-formats of the game. He has been absolutely brilliant in his game.
I’ll be telling you about his supportive family too. Virat Kohli had been exceptionally well from st few years. His advertising value is increasing day-by-day. Lets start with the Biography of THE VIRAT KOHLI – THE RUN MACHINE.


Virat Kohli was born on 5 November in 1988 into a Punjabi family of Saroj (Virat’s mother) & Prem Kohli (Virat’s father) in Delhi. Virat is the youngest in his family, followed by his elder bother vikash and a sister Bhavna. His Father was a criminal lawyer and his mother was a home-maker. According to Virat’s family, Virat was nearly 3-year old when he used to pick up a bat and start swinging it as well as asking his father to bowl to him.
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Virat Kohli was raised in Uttam Nagar, Delhi and studied in Vishal Bharti Public School there. In 1998, The West Delhi Cricket Academy was created and Kohli was a part of it. He was just 9-year old boy that time, he was coached by Rajkumar Sharma. His coach told in a interview – “Virat used to practice in a group of small kids of his age, but he always wanted  to practice with a group of seniors practicing on the other side there”.
“One day, Virat asked his coach to let him practice with the seniors and his coach finally permitted to practice with them. Kohli batted very well n the nets there, but he was hit on his chest. Then too he want to continue with the same group”, his coach added.


Now I’ll be telling you about domestic career in Virat Kohli biography. His domestic career started when he was 14-years old, he got selected in Delhi Under-15 side. In October 2002 he played Polly Umrigar Trophy, where he was the leading run scorer making 172 runs with an average of 34.40. The skipper now times became captain for first time in 2003-04 Polly Umrigar trophy and though with this difficult responsibilities he scored 2 centuries and 2 fifties in this tournament.
It’s now Under-17 Vijay Merchant Trophy in late 2004, in which Virat was again the leading run scorer with 470 runs in just four matches including 2 centuries and highest score of 251*. In July 2006, Kohli was selected in Under-19 Indian team for its tour to England. India Under-19’s won the series and a great contribution to these wins of Virat Kohli pretty impressive as he scored runs with an average of 105. India Under-19 then toured Pakistan and there too Virat’s contribution was amazing.
Now, Virat became the captain of the victorious India Under-19 of 2008 ICC Under-19 World Cup, hosted in Malaysia. Batting at no. 4, Kohli scored 235 runs in 6 matches and finished the tournament as the third highest run-getter in the tournament. His hundred (100 off 74) was called as the “Inning of the Tournament”. Followed by this tournament, Virat was called up to IPL (Indian Premier League) by Royal Challenger Bangalore for $30,000.


Early Years:
In this Virat Kohli biography, for this time Virat worked hard, left everything and just focused on his game. His International Career started in August 2008, He was included in the Indian Squad for the Sri Lanka Tour and ICC® Champions Trophy hosted in Pakistan. Kohli had played only eight list A matches and his selection was pretty surprising. Indian openers Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag were injured, so Virat got to open from his side. In his debut ODI, he scored 12 runs. He scored first fifty in the 4th match of the same Tour (score of 54).
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Then Virat was called up as a replacement of Shikhar Dhawan who playing for India A. Then Kohli played for Delhi in Nizzar Trophy and scored good runs in both inning, 52 and 197. Now again Kohli was included in the Indian Squad for the home ODI series against England, but there Kohli didn’t got chance to play as Sehwag and Sachin were back from injury.
Virat Kohli selected in the Emerging Player Team of India for the four-team Emerging Player Tournament. He opened the inning  for India in the Tournament and finished the tournament as usual as most run-getter with 398 runs. He scored a amazing hundred (104 off 102) in the final of the tournament against South Africa. This tournament was called the “turning-point” of his career.
Rising as a player:
Virat Kohli was named captain and Suresh Raina as Captain for the Tri-series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in May-June 2010, as many of the Senior player were rested. Kohli made 168 runs in the tournament with two fifties, but India suffered three matches defeat and got out of the series. Virat was also included in the team for Asia Cup in 2010, throughout the tournament Kohli batted at no. 3 nut he in total scored just 67 runs. His struggle with his poor form continues.
Despite of Kohli’s poor form, he was selected in the three match series against Australia, during this series Kohli completed his third ODI hundred (118 off 121). While the good performance of Kohli in the followed series of New Zealand he was regular in the ODI team. He was the highest run scorer in the Year 2010 with 995 runs from 25 matches.His string of consistency continued as he was again the leading run-getter in the series against South Africa in 2011,  because of this brilliant performance he jumped to rank 2  in the ICC ODI Batsmen Rankings.
ICC World Cup 2011:
In the last paragraph of this Virat Kohli biography, you read about Kohli’s comeback in the team and being regular in the ODI team. These performances helped him to get selected in the 15-member Squad for ICC™ World Cup 2011.
Virat played every single match of the tournament. In the first match against Bangladesh Virat scored his first World Cup hundred and became the first player to score a hundred on World Cup debut.

Now in this Virat Kohli biography, lets talk about how Virat got ODI vice-captaincy. Virat got a spot in the Indian Test Squad for tour of Australia in 2011, he scored 132 runs in the warm-up match so he was selected in the playing-11 upon Rohit Sharma. In First two Test, he failed to go past 20. Then, in the 4th and the last test Kohli scored his first Test Century.
Kohli then scored well in the followed Commonwealth Bank Series with scoring two fifties. Then, there was destruction when India got a target of 321 from Sri Lanka and India was needed by a bonus point to qualify. Kohli came to bat on no. 4 at the score of 86/2, that day Kohli was in the mood. He scored 133* runs off 86 balls and India made a easy win with 13 over spare and after this fabulous match, he was given the vice-captaincy. Do you think this is the end in the Virat Kohli biography, naah!
Ending the Tribute:
Virat Kohli records will never end in this Virat Kohli biography, but I will tell you everything till now happened.
Virat as Vice-Captain under the leadership of MS Dhoni, became a great player. Till now he had scored 51 Total hundreds in Cricket.
In 2014, during the Australian series Dhoni announced his retirement from test and passed on  his captaincy to Kohli. Kohli took Indian team to no. 1 position in ICC ranking.
Then a day came, when he was in his best form, so Dhoni stepped down as a captain and Kohli became the Captain of all formats of cricket of India.
Kohli is now marrying her girl-friend Anushka Sharma a Bollywood actress in this coming week of December.
So, here we end this small tribute to the Great player Virat Kohli. Thats it from our side in this Virat Kohli biography. Now Show your love & affection for us and share this article ass much as you can. Cheers.

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