10 Interesting Facts About Virat Kohli

October 06, By Kashish Saini

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Cricketer of the Year

At the age of 23 in 2012 Virat was named the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year.

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U-19 Captain

Virat Kohli captained the India Under-19 team to the U-19 World Cup in 2008.

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ICC Rankings

Virat Kohli reached the number one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time in 2013.

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Best Dressed International Men

In 2012, he was named one of the best 10 Best Dressed International Men.

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Mental Strength

Virat played his debut Ranji season in 2006. He decided to play the match against Karnataka despite his father Prem Kohli’s demise the same day. He scored a crucial knock of 90 runs.

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Never Auctioned

Virat is the only player in IPL history to never get auctioned. He was kept as a draft player by RCB in 2008 and since then he has never auctioned.

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Highest Individual Score

Virat holds the record of highest individual score against Pakistan. In the 2012 edition of the Asia Cup, Virat smashed 183 runs from just 148 balls.

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Batsman History

Kohli is the only batsman in history to average 50+ in all 3 formats at the same time.

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World Cup Debut

Virat Kohli is the only Indian to score a century on World Cup Debut.

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