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Virat Kohli

Key facts

Full Name: Virat Kohli
Born: November 5 1988 , Delhi
Country: India
Other teams: India U19
Test debut: West Indies v India, Kingston, June 20-23 2011
ODI debut: Sri Lanka v India, Dambulla, August 18 2008
T20 debut: Zimbabwe v India, Harare, June 12 2010
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium

Biography

The star of the Indian batting line-up. If India expected a long period of mourning in the wake of Sachin Tendulkar's retirement, it has been feathered somewhat by the brash genius of Kohli. His heavy run-scoring has so far been unaffected by the inevitable comparisons with the 'Little Master'. In fact, a nation's will for him to fill the giant-sized void left by Tendulkar has seemingly steeled his flinty spirit. Kohli, who has a stylish and attacking technique, is at his best in one-day international cricket, having made his debut in 2008 against Sri Lanka. His Test debut bow came in J...

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