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My Favorite Cricketar

  • Date Submitted: 05/14/2014 05:12 AM
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Personal life   : Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 in Delhi his father   name is Perm Kohli and   his Mother name is Saroj Kohli  He has an elder brother, Vikash, and an elder sister, Bhavna  Kohli attended school at Vishal Bharti and Savier Convent. His father, Prem, worked as a lawyer and died in December 2006. He loves the Aston Martin, Ed Hardy shirts and is the only Indian cricketer with heavily tattooed arms (a Golden Dragon on his forearm is apparently for luck). Height : 5 ft. 9 in (1.75 m) Batting style: Right-handed Bowling style: Right arm medium   Role: Batsman   Test debut (cap 269): 20 June 2011 v West Indies   Last Test : 14 February 2014 v New Zealand ODI debut (cap 175)   Virat Kohli posing after winning the Man of the tournament trophy in Dhaka.
Early career:
        The West Delhi Cricket Academy was created in 1998 and Kohli was part of its first intake. Kohli first came into the spotlight when he played for Delhi in aRanji Trophy  match against Karnataka on the day of his father's death. Choosing to stay and bat, he went on to score 90 runs. Mithun Manhas, the team's captain, remarked that "That is an act of great commitment to the team and his innings turned out to be crucial" Kohli captained the victorious Indian team at the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup held in Malaysia. Batting at number 4, he scored 235 runs in 6 matches at an average of 47, including a century against the West Indies U-19s. He was also commended for making several tactical bowling changes during the tournament. His mother noted that "Virat changed a bit after that day. Overnight he became a much more matured person. He took every match seriously. He hated being on the bench. It's as if his life hinged totally on cricket after that day."   Kohli was instrumental in India's win of the 2009 Emerging Players Tournament in Australia. In the final against South Africa, Kohli scored a century and India went on to win the game by 17 runs. Kohli emerged as the leading run scorer...


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