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Virat Kohli's cricket journey from Under 15 to CWC 2023

By Akanksha - November 5, 2023 - Last updated on Nov 07, 2023 04:57 PM
Virat Kohli's cricket journey from Under 15 to CWC 2023

Every time he sets foot on the cricket pitch, Virat Kohli is the man who sends our nation into a frenzy. If you're also a fan, this story on the cricket player will pique your interest. You may get some previously unknown information about Virat Kohli's early life and cricket career here.

First things first: the World Cup is about to begin! And as he continues to bat in the ICC Men's World Cup 2023, which is now taking place in India, the Run Machine is living true to his moniker. Because of his play in the previous few games, Kohli has broken Master Blaster's record for most runs scored in ICC World Cups (ODIs and IT20).

Virat Kohli's Early Life

Given his many fans on social media, Virat Kohli is one of the most well-liked Indian cricket players and has a massive fan base all over the world. It is amazing to witness how a young man from a modest Delhi home rose to become one of India's quickest cricket players ever.

The former T20I captain was born in Uttam Nagar, Delhi, on November 5, 1988, into a Punjabi family. His mother Saroj Kohli is a homemaker, while his father Prem Kohli practices criminal law. He is the couple's third child; Vikas Kohli is their older brother, and Bhawna Kohli is their older sister.

Attribute Details
Full Name Virat Kohli
Nick Name Cheeku/ Chiku
Date of Birth November 5, 1988 (Scorpio)
Birth Place Delhi, India
Height 5 ft 9 inch
Weight 74-75 kgs
Current Team Indian National Cricket Team
Royal Challengers Bangalore (IPL)
Batting/ Bowling Style Right-handed batsman/ Right-arm medium
Position Top order batsman
Jersey Number 18
Family Prem Kohli & Saroj Kohli (Parents), Anushka Sharma (Wife), Vamika (Daughter)

Virat Kohli's Cricket Journey from Under 15 to CWC 2023

  • The belief that Kohli's cricketing prowess warranted more than gully cricket was so strong that his father contemplated enrolling his son in a professional cricket academy.
  • Despite his skills, he was unable to get a spot in the under-14 Delhi squad because of unrelated circumstances rather than a lack of ability.
  • Kohli persevered and ultimately made it into Delhi's under-15 squad. He played matches at the Sumeet Dogra institution at Vasundhara Enclave in addition to receiving training at the institution.
  • At the Luhnu Cricket Ground, Kohli's junior cricket career began in October 2002 with a Polly Umrigar match against the host state of Himachal Pradesh. In his first-ever game, Kohli scored fifteen runs in all. He hit 70 runs against Haryana at Ferozeshah Kotla to record his first half-century in national cricket.
  • Kohli was named the under-15 team's captain for the 2003–04 campaign.
  • By the end of 2004, Kohli was selected to play for the Delhi under-17 side in the 2004–05 Vijay Merchant Trophy.
  • In the Ranji One-Day Trophy encounter against Services on February 18, 2006, Kohli made his List A cricket debut, albeit he was not given the chance to bat.
  • Later, on November 23, 2006, he made his first-class debut against Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy season's opening game.
  • Kohli was chosen for the India Under-19 team that was touring England in July of 2006. He averaged 49 in the three-match Test series and 105 in the three-match ODI series against England Under-19s.
  • Kohli became the captain of the Indian team in February and March 2008, and they went on to win the 2008 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, which was hosted in Malaysia.
  • Kohli was chosen to be a part of the ODI team in August 2008 for the Champions Trophy in Pakistan and the Sri Lankan tour.
  • Tendulkar was rested for the January 2010 tri-nation ODI competition in Bangladesh, which gave Kohli the option to participate.
  • Despite his recent form problems, Kohli was kept in the Indian ODI team for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.
  • In the series' third game, Kohli scored 110 balls for an undefeated 166 runs. With this century—his 21st in India—he broke the record for most ODI centuries scored in the nation, surpassing all other players.

Batting and fielding Career Stats

virat kohli batting career

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FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s
Tests 111 187 11 8676 254* 49.29 15708 55.23 29 29 966 24
ODIs 288 276 43 13525 183 58.04 14444 93.63 48 70 1266 148
T20Is 115 107 31 4008 122* 52.73 2905 137.96 1 37 356 117
FC 143 235 18 10925 254* 50.34 19611 55.70 36 37 1279 39
List A 322 309 46 14967 183 56.90 15980 93.66 52 78 1430 172
T20s 374 357 68 11965 122* 41.40 8972 133.35 8 91 1069 371

Despite having a hot head, Kohli lets all of his rage out when he bats. He possesses a reasonably decent, although slightly unusual, technique that allows him to estimate the length of the ball quicker than others. He is also known for being an aggressive batter who is constantly searching for runs. Finally, he has extraordinarily quick wrists that allow him to run his hands through the ball, especially against fast bowlers.

He never appears awkward at the crease and is equally skilled against speed and spin. When the need arises, he is renowned for his destructiveness thanks to his deft footwork against the spinners. He had to step into some very large shoes left by his predecessors, and he has, to put it mildly, performed well.

Bowling Career Stats

Virat Kohli bowling career

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FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w
Tests 111 11 175 84 0 - - - 2.88 - 0 0
ODIs 288 49 644 667 4 1/15 1/15 166.75 6.21 161.0 0 0
T20Is 115 13 152 204 4 1/13 1/13 51.00 8.05 38.0 0 0
FC 143 25 643 338 3 1/19 2/42 112.66 3.15 214.3 0 0
List A 322 56 708 728 4 1/15 1/15 182.00 6.16 177.0 0 0
T20s 374 45 460 667 8 2/25 2/25 83.37 8.70 57.5 0 0

To sum up, Virat Kohli is more than simply a cricket player—he is a unique institution. Virat Kohli's excellence is demonstrated by his accomplishments, records, and the sheer quantity of his century.

We can only hope for more from this cricketing virtuoso in the years to come as supporters and aficionados.

Virat Kohli had a very bad IPL season in 2008, early in his career. It is amazing how he turned things around and became a great cricketer. He worked hard on his game and fitness, and he focused on his performance. Now, people expect him to score a century every time he plays, and even if he scores 70 or 80 runs, it seems like he has failed.

Kohli's biggest contribution to Indian cricket is that he introduced a culture of fitness to the team. He is a role model for young cricketers, who want to emulate his success.

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