Virat Kohli is a right-handed top-order batsman & captain of the Indian cricket team and regarded as one of the greatest cricketers in the world. He turned 31 today and continues to break the records to set an example for others. The King of Indian cricket has brought many accolades to get a punch in his career over the years.
He not only has fans in India but is loved by millions across the world for his impressive batting skills and the Delhi-born lad keeps his supremacy across all formats despite tough competition.
Here are the statistics shared by CricBeat on Twitter showing Kohli's performances since his debut:
Most Runs - Kohli (21036)
Most 200s - Kohli (7)
Most 150s - Kohli (14)
Most 100s - Kohli (69)
Most 50s - Kohli (98)
Most 4s - Kohli (2107)
Most M.O.M - Kohli (55)
Most M.O.S - Kohli (14)
With regards to Kohli's cricket journey, it all started with the 2008 U-19 World Cup which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Kohli led the team and India defeated South Africa by 12 runs (D/L method).
Later, he was included in the national team due to his versatile performance, however, other players from the Under-19 triumphant squad were unable to join him except for Ravindra Jadeja who remained most successful after Virat Kohli as he played in 46 Tests, 156 ODIs and 44 T20Is.
He plays & captains Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League and has been the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world, and is currently ranked 2nd in Test rankings.
Do take a look at the wishes which poured from different players on Kohli's birthday:
Virat Kohli has come a long way starting from the U-19 World Cup in 2008 to leading India's team in the world of cricket across all forms of games, be it a test match, ODI or T20I.
Kohli also shared a #NoteToSelf where he writes to a 15-year-old himself. Check it out:
He also has an obsession with fitness and loves to spend hours in the gym, controls his diet and also expects the same from his teammates as well.
Right now, Virat Kohli is enjoying holidays in Bhutan with his wife, Anushka Sharma as Rohit Sharma is leading the team for the ongoing T20I series vs Bangladesh. Kohli will return to the field during the 2 Test matches against Bangladesh which starts on November 14.
We wish all a happy birthday to the legend of cricket and may we get to witness more and more splendid innings from him. Cheers to you and enjoy your day!