As the captain of the Indian cricket team across formats, Virat Kohli epitomizes enthusiasm, enterprise, and excellence. To describe him as the ‘most dominant’ contemporary batsman in international cricket would be an understatement. The overwhelming nature of his performances in all three forms of the game has resulted in him becoming the number one ranked batsman in ODI's, Tests, and T20I's on multiple occasions. His hunger for scoring runs remains unparalleled with him becoming the fastest player in ODI's to reach 11,000 runs in just 230 games. Virat also scaled great heights as a leader when he led India to their maiden test series win on Australian soil.
In the Indian Premier League, Virat has been associated with the Royal Challengers Bangalore amassing 5412 runs which includes 36 fifties and five centuries to his name.
Virat became a household name in early 2008, when he led India to victory in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, played in Malaysia. He made his ‘senior’ international debut later that year and proved his mettle in the shorter forms of the game in the next couple of seasons. His innings of 35 against Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final was instrumental in bringing the Indian chase of a 275 back on track, after a couple of early jolts.
In his ten-year-long international career, Virat has displayed a penchant for combating and conquering pressure. He seems set to continue in the same vein if his performances are anything to go by. In ODI's he has currently scored 11,187 runs, 7240 runs in Tests, and 2794 runs in T20I.