After India was defeated in the Test series by South Africa, decided to step down as the captain of Team India's Test squad. On January 15, he made his decision public through various social media platforms.
After India was defeated in the Test series by South Africa, Virat Kohli decided to step down as the captain of Team India's Test squad. On January 15, he made his decision public through various social media platforms.
Kohli made the announcement earlier in 2021 that he would step down as India's Twenty20 International captain after the Twenty20 World Cup 2021. In December of 2021, Rohit Sharma was named to take his place as India's white-ball captain. But still, who is king of cricket? Answer of this question is never gonna change.
Now that Virat Kohli has stepped down as captain of all cricket formats, let's take a look at his early life, including his birthplace, age, family, education, career, statistics, and overall wealth.
Virat Kohli Birth, age, family, and educational background are covered in this biography.
Virat Kohli was born on November 5, 1988 in the city of Delhi, India, to parents named Prem Kohli and Saroj Kohli. While his mother is a housewife, his father practised law as a criminal defence attorney. He went to Vishal Bharti Public School and Saviour Convent while he was growing up in the Uttam Nagar neighbourhood of Delhi. After being confined to bed for a period of one month, Kohli's father suffered a cardiac arrest on December 18, 2006, and passed away.
Cricket Career of Virat Kohli
In the year 1998, when the West Delhi Cricket Academy was first established, Virat Kohli was a member of the academy's first class and received instruction from Rajkumar Sharma.
In October of 2002, Kohli made his debut in the game of cricket with the Delhi Under-15 team in the 2002-03 Polly Umrigar Trophy. He went on to lead the team to victory in the following trophy. After that, he was chosen to play for the Delhi Under-17 team in the Vijay Merchant Trophy in 2003–2004, and he ended up scoring the most runs of anyone who participated.
Kohli made his first-class debut for Delhi when he was 18 years old. His first game was against Tamil Nadu, and he scored 10 runs in that game. During the month of July in 2006, he made his first appearance for India's Under-19 team while they were touring England. Both the ODI and Test series were won by India. The following year, Kohli made his debut in Twenty20, and he went on to become the player with the most runs scored in the Inter-State Twenty20 Championship with 179. And now he’s one of richest cricketer in the world.
The year 2008 marked a significant turning point in Kohli's life. First, he was the captain of the team that won the World Cup for Under-19 Cricket. Second, RCB paid $30,000 for his services on a youth contract for the Indian Premier League. Third, he debuted for the first time on the international stage.
Kohli took over for Gambhir in the tri-series that was played in Sri Lanka after he had recovered from a minor injury. He also batted at number four in the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy when Yuvraj Singh was sidelined with an injury.
Tendulkar was given a day off during the one-day international tournament that took place in Bangladesh in 2010, allowing Kohli to participate in all of the games. MS Dhoni, who was the captain of the team at the time, lauded him for the phenomenal performance he had in Bangladesh.
Kohli was a member of the Indian team that won the World Cup in 2011, and he made history by becoming the first Indian batsman to score a century in his first-ever World Cup game.
In his first Test match, which took place against West Indies in Kingston, Kohli had a poor performance overall, scoring a total of 76 runs over the course of five innings. In the World Cup match between India and Pakistan in 2015, he made history by becoming the first Indian batsman to achieve a century against Pakistan.
During South Africa's tour of India, he became the fastest batsman in the world to achieve 1,000 runs in Twenty20 International cricket. He accomplished this accomplishment in his 27th innings, making him the fastest batsman in the world to reach this milestone.
Kohli became the fastest batsman in the world to break the 7000-run mark in one-day internationals (ODIs) during the tour of Australia, when he also became the fastest batsman to score 25 hundreds.
In 2017, he became the first batsman to score six double hundreds while leading his team in a Test series at home against Sri Lanka. The series consisted of three matches. That year, he scored a total of 2818 runs across all international competitions, making his total the highest ever for an Indian player and the third-highest ever for an Indian in a calendar year.
He held the top spot in the ICC Test rankings in the month of August 2018. He is now the seventh batter from India to reach this milestone, making him the seventh overall. In October of 2018, he made history by becoming the first Indian, the first captain, and the tenth player overall to score three centuries in a row in one-day internationals.
Captaincy of Virat Kohli
Raina was selected as the team's captain for the tri-series that took place in Zimbabwe in 2010, while Kohli was given the role of vice-captain. During this time, he became the fastest Indian batsman to reach 1,000 runs in one-day international competition.
As a result of his outstanding play in Australia, he was given the position of vice captain for the team that would compete in the Asia Cup in 2012.
After Dhoni suffered an injury while playing, Kohli took over as captain of the West Indies team and led them to victory in the 2013 tri-series. In addition to that, he led India to their first ever victory in an away One-Day International series, which consisted of five matches and took place in Zimbabwe.
In the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 Competition, India finished in second place, and Virat Kohli was named the tournament's Man of the Tournament because he scored 319 runs during the competition. He was given the position of vice-captain for the competition.
He was India's captain for the one-day international series against Sri Lanka, which India won with a perfect 5-0 record. It was India's second clean sweep under his captaincy and their fourth overall in the history of one-day internationals.
He captained India in the first test of the tour of Australia and scored 115 runs in the first innings. As a result, he became the fourth Indian to score a hundred on his debut as captain of India in a test match. At the end of the third match between India and Australia, Dhoni announced his retirement from test cricket. Kohli was appointed as the full-time Test captain prior to the fourth match, which took place in Sydney.
Kohli became the first batter in the history of test cricket to score three hundred runs in his first three innings as a test captain when he scored 147 during the first innings of the match that took place in Sydney. The International Cricket Council (ICC) honoured him by naming him captain of the "Team of the Tournament" for the 2016 World Twenty20.
During the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, he led India as its captain. India competed in the finals but was ultimately defeated by Pakistan. Kohli also served as captain for India during the 2019 Cricket World Cup, but the team was eliminated in the semi-finals by New Zealand and did not advance to the championship match. India's tour of New Zealand in 2020 was the first time that Virat Kohli led the team to a clean sweep during his tenure as captain.
Kohli suffered his third loss as captain of India in the knockout stages and finals of ICC tournaments when India was defeated by New Zealand in the 2021 ICC World Test Championship Final. Under Kohli's leadership, India was unable to advance past the semifinals of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021.