Virat Kohli is currently captain of Indian cricket team in Test and vice-captain in limited-overs formats.Here are some incredible facts about Kohli
Fact1: In 2006, during his debut Ranji season, Kohli decided to play the match against Karnataka despite his father’s death the same day. Kohli went on to score a crucial 90 for his team.
Fact2: Only 8 cricketers ever have scored 20 ODI centuries and Virat Kohli is one of them. From the other seven, the only player who hasn’t retired is Chris Gayle with 21 centuries.
Fact3: Kohli is also the fastest cricketer to hit 20 ODI centuries. He took only 133 innings to do so. The previous record was held by Sachin Tendulkar who , took 197 innings to get 20 ODI centuries. Kohli is also the fastest cricketer to get 15 ODI centuries.
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Fact4: His pet name in the dressing room is “Chiku”.
Fact5: After Sourav, Sachin and MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli is only the fourth cricketer to score a 1000 runs or more for three consecutive calendar years in ODI cricket.
Fact6: Kohli is also the fastest Indian cricketer to reach 1000, 3000, 4000, and 5000 ODI runs. He is also the fastest international cricketer to reach 5000 ODI runs, sharing the record with Sir Vivian Richards.
Fact7: In 2012, Virat Kohli was included in the list of top 10 “well dressed international men”.
Fact8: Kohli led India to victory at the Under-19 World Cup 2008.
Fact9: Virat Kohli is one of the few Indian cricketers to have a tattoo. Virat dons a Golden Dragon on his forearm.
Fact10: Kohli is the first Indian to score a century on World Cup debut.
Fact11: In 2012, Kohli scored the most number of ODI & test runs. Because of that he was awarded the 2012 Cricketer of the Year award by the ICC.
Fact12: Virat Kohli has the record of the fastest ODI century for India to his name. He scored a blistering 100 from just 52 balls .
Fact13: Kohli Named Third Most Marketable Athlete In The World, Beats Lionel Messi, Lewis Hamilton, Neymar.
Fact14: West Indies’ great Sir Vivian Richards, regarded as the most destructive batsmen in the history of cricket.
Fact15: Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe once wrote: “Kohli exudes the intensity of Rahul Dravid, audacity of Virender Sehwag and the extraordinary range of Sachin.” It won’t be wrong to say Kohli also has the much-needed aggression of Sourav Ganguly!
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