|DOB||05 November 1988|
Virat Kohli, India’s Test captain, has rapidly come up through the system to emerge as one of the world’s leading batsmen. He was the captain of the Indian team that won the 2008 ICC U-19 World Cup. Virat is the quintessential new-age cricketer who plays his game aggressively and is unafraid to express his emotions on the field. The flamboyant cricketer is also known to enjoy the lifestyle that comes with being a star. All this, while being a consistent performer for his side. He can perform calmly and consistently under pressure, and has delivered many match-winning performances over the last few years. Virat is also a good fielder and can bowl an occasional spell of medium pace. By making him in charge of the team for a few games in IPL 2012, the Royal Challengers Bangalore groomed him as their next leader, which he eventually became in the 2013 season. Retained by the franchise ahead of the IPL Player Auction 2014, Virat continues to lead the side.