05 November 1988Date of Birth
Ahead of the start of 14th edition of the league, Virat Kohli announced that this would be his final season as Captain of the RCB. Virat Kohli who took over as RCB's full-time captain in 2013, led them in 140 matches, winning 66 and losing as many as 70. What the former RCB Skipper also confirmed to the fans ahead of the IPL Mega Auction was that he will always remain an RCB player, loyal to his franchise. He was picked in the IPL draft ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction for INR 15 crores. The former Indian Cricket Team’s Captain is popularly known as the Run Machine. Virat Kohli’s ability and hunger to score daddy hundreds has taken the cricket world by storm. The flamboyant cricketer was the captain of the Indian team that won the 2008 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup and since then there has been no looking back for King Kohli. He is the new-age cricketer who is aggressive and expresses his mind on the field. In 2008, Kohli was inducted in the RCB squad and started leading the side in the year 2013. In the year 2016, he sat atop on the leading run-scorers list, thereby donning the Orange Cap at the end of the ninth edition of the league. Until 2022, he was the highest paid cricketer in IPL, and was the first one to be retained by his franchise ahead of the IPL 2018 Player Auction.