Kohli in 2018
Personal information
Born November 5, 1988 (age 30)
Delhi, India
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Top-order batsmanCaptain
Relations Anushka Sharma (m. 2017)
Website www.viratkohli.club
International information
National side ·         India (2008–present)
Test debut (cap 269) 20 June 2011 v West Indies
Last Test 12 October 2018 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 175) 18 August 2008 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 1 November 2018 v West Indies
ODI shirt no. 18
T20I debut (cap 31) 12 June 2010 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I 8 July 2018 v England
T20I shirt no. 18
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–present Delhi
2008–present Royal Challengers Bangalore(squad no. 18, formerly 5)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 73 216 62 105
Runs scored 6,331 10,232 2,102 8,580
Batting average 54.57 59.83 48.88 54.64
100s/50s 24/19 38/48 0/18 31/27
Top score 243 183 90* 243
Balls bowled 163 641 146 631
Wickets 0 4 4 3
Bowling average 166.25 49.50 110.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/15 1/13 1/19
Catches/stumpings 67/– 103/– 32/– 98/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 1 November 2018

                                                               Source : Wikipedia

Like everybody, I too, just cannot stop praising Virat Kohli.  Along with other admirers of this superstar of International Cricket, I certainly feel that Kohli is not only a run machine but also a storehouse of energy, energy and energy… 

I have written two short poems in praise of Kohli, the megastar.


Virat Kohli – you are dependable
Very very aggressive you are
Virat Kohli – you are a match winner
Certainly a run machine you are.

….Ratikanta Singh



Dear Mr. Kohli ! You are …
Tough, talented, daring and impressive
Always ready to fight and never submissive
You dare to lead from the front in an aggressive way
Proved as a solid captain
Winning matches, hearts and breaking records all in your way
Hurrah! The world is your fan
You are proving to be a superman.

….Ratikanta Singh




  1. He is just an unbelievable Batsman. No need to say more. …BRIAN LARA.
  2. I love watching Virat Kohli bat. I love his aggression and serious passion that I used to have.  He reminds me of myself. …VIV RICHARDS.
  3. This guy is abusing the form he’s in. The kookaburra can’t take anymore punishment. …DARREN SAMMY.
  4. I don’t think that will last long the way Kohli is batting. He will probably overtake it next year and then do it again the year after. He is a different class. …KUMAR SANGAKKARA.
  5. You cannot go behond Kohli in a run chase. I would bat my life on Kohli. …NASSER HUSSAIN.
  6. I have fortunate enough to play with and against the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, Ricky Ponting and Brian Lara, and this man is right up there with all of them. What stands out for me is not just his amazing control and his ability to adjust but also the energy and the intensity he brings to his batting in each and every innings. …SOURAV GANGULY.
  7. Cricket has had eras. In the eighties, it was Viv Richards, and then you had Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar who stood out. Virat Kohli is one of the most complete players I have seen.  He is so versatile; he plays on both feet, and on all sides of the field. …IMRAN KHAN.
  8. Best Test Player…KOHLI. Best ODI Player…KOHLI. Best T-20 Player…KOHLI. …MICHAEL VAUGHN.
  9. Virat is a rare talent. I was fortunate to be a part of that process of seeing him grow and that gives me immense pleasure. …GARY KRISTEN.
  10. I think Virat has a GPS fitted in his mind. He can pick the gaps so easily. …HARSHA BHOGLE.
  11. As of now, Virat Kohli is the greatest batsman of the world. …SOURAV GANGULY.
  12. I have watched Sachin but and I must say he (KOHLI) seems to have the ability to bat like him. …IAN HEALY.
  13. If I have to pick the best batsmen in the world cricket right now, only two names come to my mind. One is AB de Villiers and the other is Virat Kohli. …NASSER HUSSAIN.
  14. To become a good player, you need talent. To become a great player, you need an attitude like Kohli. …SUNIL GAVASKAR.
  15. Virat Kohli is the prince of Indian Cricket. …IAN CHAPPEL.
  16. There are too many batsmen in world cricket today, who love chasing and the burden of trying to overtake a big score. The more the pressure on Virat, the better he plays. …HARBHAJAN SINGH.
  17. Virat Kohli is the best shorter version batsman that I have ever seen. He’s been an absolute genius. …KUMAR SANGAKKARA.
  18. No shame in beaten by a genius, Virat Kohli is a freak. …MICHAEL VAUGHAN.
  19. There are players who are in form and there is Kohli who wins you games again and again. …YUVRAJ SINGH.
  20. Virat is one of the world’s greatest batsmen, combining an unmatchability to dispatch the ball with pin-point accuracy with exceptional running between the wickets. …AB de VILLIERS.
  21. Watching Kohli bat, reminds me of Tendulkar. …MICHAEL CLARKE.
  22. Virat’s success does not surprise you. His failures do. …SANJAY MANJREKAR.
  23. As of now, Virat Kohli is the greatest batsman of the world. …SOURAV GANGULY.
  24. If you want to know how the team is performing, look at Kohli’s face. …NASSER HUSSAIN.
  25. The sandstorm from Sachin at Sharjah and the hailstorm from Kohli in Mohali should be written in the same paragraph. …RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN.
  26. He can score runs in his sleep. He can even score runs if he forgot to carry his bat out. …HARSHA BHOGLE.
  27. I have not seen Sir Don bat, but may be I have. …AAKASH CHOPRA.
  28. Even if they use a marble, Virat Kohli would still see it like a balloon. …DAVID WARNER.
  29. When it comes to chasing, it is said that the cheetah is the fastest. But this cheetah chases even faster than the cheetah itself… AAKASH CHOPRA.
  30. Sachin was an emotion. Kohli is an experience. …SACHIN TENDULKAR.