Virat Kohli
Full name: Virat Kohli
Date of birth: 5 November 1988 (Age 29)
Batting style: Right-handed; bowling style: Right-arm medium
Playing role: Top-order batsman
Teams: India, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi
ODI debut: August 18, 2008, against Sri Lanka, at Rangiri, Dambulla
Test debut: June 20, 2011, against West Indies, at Kingston, Jamaica
T20 debut: June 12, 2010, against Zimbabwe, Harare Sports Club, Harare
ICC ranking: 2nd in ICC Test ranking, 1st in ICC ODI ranking, 3rd in ICC T20 ranking
Centuries: 21 in Test, 35 in ODI
Runs: Test (5459), ODI (9030), T20I (1956)

Net worth: US$22m (as on January 17, 2018)
Salary: Rs 7 crores (Grade A+), apart from match fees and IPL money

Brands endorsed by Virat Kohli: 17 (Some of which are Audi, Boost, Colgate, Gionee, MRF, Puma, Tissot, Vicks, etc.)

Batting records:

  • Holds the record for the fastest ODI century by an Indian
  • Most centuries (11) by a captain in a calendar year (2017)
  • Fastest ODI captain to score 1000 (17) and 2000 runs (36 innings)
  • Most Test centuries as India captain (14)
  • First-ever batsman to score double centuries in four consecutive Test series (vs West Indies (200) in Antigua 2016, vs NZ (211) in Indore 2016, vs England (235) in Mumbai in 2016), vs Bangladesh (204) in Hyderabad 2017
  • Most double centuries by a captain in Tests (six)
  • Second-most ODI centuries (35)
  • Most hundreds in ODI run chases (18)
  • Most Test runs by an Indian in 2012, 2015, 2016
  • Most ODI runs by an Indian in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
  • Most ODI runs by any cricketer in 2011 (1381)
  • Second-highest run scorer in IPL cricket
  • Most runs ever by a batsman in a single IPL season

Captaincy records:

  • Joint-most number of consecutive ODI wins as captain (nine)
  • Joint-most consecutive Test series wins (nine, August 2015 to December 2017)


  • ICC cricketer of the year
  • ICC ODI cricketer of the year 2017
  • ICC ODI and Test captain of 2017
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