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Indian Test Skipper Virat Kohli turns 28, and Records Break by him in his Cricket Career

Virat Kohli Turns 28, Records held by India's Test Skipper

Daring, tough and fiercely talented, the stylish right-handed batsman of Indian Cricket Team, Virat Kohli has emerged as one of the most pack-leading faces of the India cricket’s current generation. With a firm bottom hand grip and the ability to smash the balls landing in a particular area in the ground, Kohli has curved a niche of his own Indian cricket career.

Scoring centuries, chasing targets, breaking records and leading team to new heights has nailed his cricket career successfully. There are many stars, superstars and then there is Virat Kohli. He is regarded as one of the best players in the world and has earned respect and millions of fans through his brilliant skills in all formats.

Born and raised in Delhi, Kohli represented his city’s cricket team in various age group level before making his debut in 2006. The right-handed batsman rose to fame when he captained India’s victorious World Cup Under-19 side in Malaysia in 2008.

Virat Kohli, appointed as vice-captain of the Indian ODI Team in the year 2012, and he was declared as captain for the team in the absence of regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

After Dhoni’s retirement, Kohli has handed-over the Test captaincy.

Kohli holds numerous Indian batting records, which includes:

  • Fastest ODI century.
  • Batsman to score 5,000 ODI runs.
  • Fastest Ten ODI centuries.
  • First Indian batsman to score two Test Double Centuries as a captain.

His cheekiness, self-assured attitude are also loved by millions of cricket fans in India. From a small kid who played for the local cricket teams to Indian Cricket team cricket, Virat Kohli from the age 8 to 28 he had a long and inspiring journey.

Veeru Tweeted on Virat Kohli Birthday

Along with amazing innings, he has also bagged some of the prestigious awards.
  • In 2013, he was awarded famous Arjuna Award in recognition of his achievements in the Indian cricket.
  • In the year 2012, he got ICC ODI Player of the Year.
  • Kohli owned BCCI International Cricketer of the year for the 2011-12 and 2014-15 seasons.

Milestones of Virat Kohli Cricket Career

  • In the year 2009 from July-August, Kohli selected as the Emerging Players Tournament that was being played against Australia amongst four teams. He was the leading scorer with 398 runs and with a batting average of 66.33. His century in the final match helped the team to win the Tournament. Virat himself mentioned that this tournament is the turning point of his career.
  • In 2009 ICC Champions Trophy, he played as a substitute to Yuvraj Singh. He found huge success in the Tri-nation series in 2010 against Bangladesh. He scored second ODI Century making him the second batsman to score 2 ODI centuries before his 22nd birthday. Kohli finished the tournament with the highest score with an average of 91.66.
  • Kohli manages to reach 1000 ODI runs and become the fastest Indian batsman.
  • In the ODI series in late at 2010 at his hometown, Virat once again made vice-captain where the team was led by Suresh Raina. With his fabulous innings, he ended the year as an India’s highest scorer of the calendar year.
  • In January 2011, as per the ICC Rankings Kohli reached rank no.2 and he was named for the ICC World Cup. He had made an unbeaten century in the first match. His performance in the final match has made a very crucial to win, and India brought World Cup home for the first time since 1983.
  • Virat Kohli made his Test debut in West Indies later that year in which he seemed to struggle at first. He scored his Maiden Test century against Australia.
  • Kohli has an impressive strike rate of 132.99 in T20 International matches.
  • He declared as the Player of the Tournament for 2016 T20 Worldcup.
  • ICC made him as a caption for T20 World XI Team.

With his charming looks and different hairstyles, he has an enormous female fan following. Virat Kohli was in an entirely high-profile relationship with Bollywood Actress Anushka Sharma.

Suresh Raina Tweeted on Virat Kohli Birthday

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He has a total of four tattoos, two on his right (Zodiac sign and tribal design) hand and two on his left hand (Samurai with sword and Chinese symbol of faith). As he turned only just 28 years today, here we wished a great Happy Birthday to stylish right-handed batsman Virat Kohli.

Virat Kohli’s Maiden Double Century makes India to take control:WI vs IND 1st Test Match

Virat Kohli Maiden double ton

Team India Test Captain Virat Kohli is continuing his dominance with the Bat in the 1st Test against the Caribbean country.

He scored his debut double century off just 281 balls. He passed his previous highest first-class score of 197 against Pak-based Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited SNGPL.

After passing the 150 run barrier with a four, he broke the record of Rahul Dravid becoming the highest scoring Indian Captain in WI.
Scoring centuries irrespective of the format he is playing and shattering the records became a habit for the Aggressive young man Kohli.2016 can be said as Virat year since he’s at the peak of his batting performance in all forms of cricket.

He was the player of the series in the World T20 by scoring 273 which followed up with 973 runs in the IPL 2016.Since 1932 it means for 84 years, spanning 247 Test No Indian captain has managed to make 200+ in an away Test match.

Records were broken by Virat:

  • This is the Maiden double century for Virat Kohli in Tests passing his highest Score 169 against Australia in Melbourne 2014.
  • Scoring five overseas centuries by an Indian captain, that equals record on Azharuddin’s name. Azhar achieved the mark playing 27 Tests in nine years while Kohli has made it only seven Tests.
  • This is the highest score by an Indian captain in the West Indies. A previous highest score of 146 was by Rahul Dravid in 2006 at St.Lucia.
  • This is the Fifth time a batsman scoring a double hundred in the West Indies. The list contains famous cricketers that include Sunil Gavaskar, Wasim Jaffer, Dilip Sardesai and
  • Navjot Singh Sidhu who have scored a double ton in the Caribbean
    Thanks to Kohli for breaking this record, a proud moment for all Indian cricket fans.

Virat’s Ton Makes India top on first day:WI vs IND 1st test

WI Vs IND 1st test first day

India vs West Indies 2016, 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights

Virat hits Century and remains not out.

The day one of the first test between India and West indies belongs to Virat Kohli, the team India test captain has scored an scintillating century and remains unbeaten on 143*  in the first test match as the part of WI vs IND series 2016.

He led the team’s score board with his aggressiveness and master piece batting. He was accompanied by Shikhar Dhawan who scored an good half century. Earlier Kohli won the toss and chosen to bat first. Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan had opened the innings,Vijay and one down batsman Pujara fell down cheaply.Both Virat and Shikhar stopped the tumbling of wickets by playing defense.

WI Vs IND 1st test first day

The Aggressive Young Captain of Team India scored his 12th hundred and it is the ninth hundred outside India and as India’s Skipper, this is the fifth hundred in the longer form of cricket.

Kohli completed the century In the 68.4 over with a single run, he gets there! Kohli made his 12th hundred in the International Test Cricket. A harmless delivery on the hips by the bowler which was glanced down to the fine leg to complete his century. The stature keeps growing, and the appetite keeps rising, and the plaudits keep enhancing.

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The celebrations are nothing like we are accustomed to from Kohli. Just a kiss on the badge and a raise of the arms. Now come on lad, why won’t you run all over the place riding a horse and blowing a gasket. Why deny us, why? Nah, kidding. Welcome change. To be fair, he has been all class ever since taking over captaincy

Bishoo with his half-trackers had bagged the wickets of Pujara and Rahane. Then off spinner Ashwin played a cautious night watchman role towards the end of the day to affirm India’s ascendancy.

Gabriel had given his best performance for West Indies, bowling with a mixture of aggression and consistent pace.

Here is the following scoreboard of the opening day of the Ind vs WI test match going at Antigua, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Thursday.

Scoreboard of West Indies vs India,day 1,1st test match

Batting:

Murali Vijay c KC Brathwaite b Gabriel 7

Shikhar Dhawan lbw b Bishoo 84

Cheteshwar Pujara c KC Brathwaite b Bishoo 16

Virat Kohli not out 143*

Ajinkya Rahane c Bravo b Bishoo 22

Ravichandran Ashwin not out 22*

Extras (b 4, lb 2, nb 2) 8

Total (4 wickets; 90 overs) 302

Fall of wickets 1-14 (Vijay, 6.2 overs), 2-74 (Pujara, 27.4), 3-179 (Dhawan, 54.5), 4-236 (Rahane, 67.2)

Bowling:

Shannon Gabriel 13-4-43-1

Jason Holder 17-4-41-0

ACarlos Brathwaite 15-3-46-0

ARoston Chase 17-0-54-0

Devendra Bishoo 27-0-108-3

AKraigg Brathwaite 1-0-4-0

Stay tuned for the live updates for the second day of the first test match between Ind vs WI series.

West indies vs India:Highlights,Live Score,Analysis of 1st Test Match

WI Vs IND

As a part of test Series India tour of West Indies 2016, today the first test match will be held between the both teams at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, and Antigua. As per the local time the match is going to start at 7:30 PM IST

Ind vs wi highlights

This first test match contains few major changes in the Indian team. The Indian cricket team is playing their first game under the new coach Anil Kumble. Kumble has recently elected as the coach for the Indian Cricket team. Sanjay Bangar is the batting coach for the Indian Cricket Team. India is looking for a Hat-Trick series win, which would be followed by the earlier wins in the year 2007 under the captaincy of Rahul Dravid and in the year 2011 MS Dhoni, India won the series in West Indies.

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Even Virat Kohli is eager to grab the Hat-Trick by winning the series after continues win over Sri Lanka and South Africa in the last year.

Indian Test opener Murali Vijay is all set to retain his place in the playing eleven for his consistent performances in the recent past and there was a doubt in picking the second opener whether it is Shikhar Dhawan or KL Rahul to partner Vijay in the opening Test

On the other hand Rahul is in good form scoring two fifties in the tour games. Kohli spoke to media saying“If you speak about KL Rahul and someone like Shikhar, it’s very difficult to take a call up front, in the first match of a series, because someone like Shikhar is a very dominant player, he can dominate sessions and bring you into the Test match, especially in conditions like West Indies”

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Here are the playing eleven of both India and West Indies team for the first match

India(Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav

West Indies (Playing XI): Kraigg Brathwaite, Rajendra Chandrika, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich(w), Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder(c), Devendra Bishoo, Shannon Gabriel

Ind vs WI toss will happen half an hour before the match at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

Caribbean Test Captain Jason Holder stated that “You know that’s the ultimate aim (to start doing well in Tests). We’ve got a young side, and it’s good to see we have some young faces. We’re looking to build something. In the last series we played in Australia, and we didn’t start well. Moving on into Test series, we got significantly better. All I stress and address with the guys is to keep improving. You can’t expect leaps and bounds, too much from a very young side. Once we get the steady progression regarding improvement, I think we’ll move forward.”

Team India Test Captain Virat Kohli says “Basically, that’s been the primary motive of the team, which we go with horses for courses. We see the conditions and the way the pitch is going to behave, (and then) we pick the best eleven, especially the bowling department. We specialise in choosing people according to the way, and the wicket is going to behave, maybe on the third and fourth day as well. So you need to keep everything in consideration and yeah it’s always a good thing to have a lot of options, because you pick the best side according to the conditions we are playing in.”

India have won the toss and have opted to bat first