2012 Season Statistics
|Birth Date||05 November 1988|
Virat Kohli, the toast of Indian cricket in recent times, is a talented batsman who has rapidly come up through the system. He was the captain of the Indian team that won the 2008 ICC U-19 World Cup. This 25-year-old 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. A vital cog in the Indian ODI squad, Virat has now established himself in the Test team as well, taking the No. 4 spot vacated by Sachin Tendulkar. He can perform calmly and consistently under pressure, and has delivered many match-winning performances over the last couple of years. Kohli is also a good fielder and can bowl the occasional medium pace spell too. 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 2014 Player Auction, Virat continues to lead them.