Virat Kohli was born on November 5, 1988 in Delhi, is an Indian international cricketer. He was the captain of the victorious Indian team at the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup held in Malaysia. He represents Delhi in first-class cricket. He played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2008 and 2009 Indian Premier League. He learned his cricket in the West Delhi Cricket Academy.
Kohli first came into the limelight when he scored 90 runs for Delhi in a Ranji trophy match against Karnataka on the day of his father’s death. The team mates needed him at the crucial moment but he was much more needed at home. But he said that he wants to bat. This shows his determination towards cricket. The innings was crucial in saving the match for Delhi.
Kohli is a middle order batsman, who can also open the batting. He is known for his shots through the cover region. He can also bowl right arm medium pace. He currently has a Grade D contract worth Rs. 1.25 lakh per month with the BCCI.
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.
Kohli played for at the 2008 Indian Premier League. He was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for $30,000 before the first season of IPL in 2008. He did not perform well in his first season of IPL, scoring only 165 runs in 13 innings at an average of 15 and taking only 2 wickets in his bowling both of them against Deccan Chargers and taking only 2 catches in the entire season. But he improved marginally in the second season of IPL scoring 215 runs of 11 innings with an average of 21.5 and taking 9 catches and 2 run outs. In the third season of the Indian Premier League he scored two half centuries.