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Happy B'day Virat Kohli: Incredible Journey of a Stylish Cricketer

Cricketnext | News18 | November 5, 2017, 10:25 am
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 Virat Kohli was born on November 5, 1988 to Prem Kohli, a lawyer and Saroj Kohli, a housewife in New Delhi. (Image: Getty Images)

Virat Kohli was born on November 5, 1988 to Prem Kohli, a lawyer and Saroj Kohli, a housewife in New Delhi. (Image: Getty Images)

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 In his early days, Kohli trained under the guidance of coach Rajkumar Sharma, who helped hone his batting skills at a very tender age. (Image: Getty Images)

In his early days, Kohli trained under the guidance of coach Rajkumar Sharma, who helped hone his batting skills at a very tender age. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Kohli made his first-class debut for Delhi in a Ranji Trophy match against Tamil Nadu in November 2006. (Image: Getty Images)

Kohli made his first-class debut for Delhi in a Ranji Trophy match against Tamil Nadu in November 2006. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Virat Kohli rose to prominence after captaining the Indian team to victory in the U-19 ICC World Cup in 2008. (Image: Getty Images)

Virat Kohli rose to prominence after captaining the Indian team to victory in the U-19 ICC World Cup in 2008. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Virat made his ODI debut for India in August 2008 and scored his maiden international century in his 13th innings, a knock of 107 against Sri Lanka in 2009. (Image: Getty Images)

Virat made his ODI debut for India in August 2008 and scored his maiden international century in his 13th innings, a knock of 107 against Sri Lanka in 2009. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Kohli was part of the Indian team that won the 2011 ICC World Cup. He scored a century in India's opening match of the tournament against Bangladesh. (Image: Getty Images)

Kohli was part of the Indian team that won the 2011 ICC World Cup. He scored a century in India's opening match of the tournament against Bangladesh. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Virat Kohli made his Test debut for India against West Indies at Kingston in Jamaica in June 2011. (Image: Reuters)

Virat Kohli made his Test debut for India against West Indies at Kingston in Jamaica in June 2011. (Image: Reuters)

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 Kohli scored his maiden Test century against Australia in Adelaide in January 2012. (Image: Reuters)

Kohli scored his maiden Test century against Australia in Adelaide in January 2012. (Image: Reuters)

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 Kohli was adjudged ICC's ODI Player of the year in 2012 and also made it to ICC's ODI team of the year in the years 2012, 2014 and 2016. (Image: Reuters)

Kohli was adjudged ICC's ODI Player of the year in 2012 and also made it to ICC's ODI team of the year in the years 2012, 2014 and 2016. (Image: Reuters)

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 Virat Kohli was part of the Indian team that won the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. (Image: Reuters)

Virat Kohli was part of the Indian team that won the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. (Image: Reuters)

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 Virat Kohli was bestowed with the Arjuna Award in the year 2013. (Image: Getty Images)

Virat Kohli was bestowed with the Arjuna Award in the year 2013. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Kohli was the highest run-getter in the 2014 ICC WT20 with 319 runs, and also finished as the player of the tournament. India lost in the final to Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

Kohli was the highest run-getter in the 2014 ICC WT20 with 319 runs, and also finished as the player of the tournament. India lost in the final to Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

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 Kohli was part of the Indian team that reached the semi-final of the 2015 ICC World Cup and the 2016 ICC WT20. (Image: Reuters)

Kohli was part of the Indian team that reached the semi-final of the 2015 ICC World Cup and the 2016 ICC WT20. (Image: Reuters)

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 Kohli took over as India's Test captain in the year 2016 and also captained India to their first ever Test series win on Sri Lankan soil in over two decades the same year. (Image: Reuters)

Kohli took over as India's Test captain in the year 2016 and also captained India to their first ever Test series win on Sri Lankan soil in over two decades the same year. (Image: Reuters)

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 Kohli also captained India to a 3-0 home series win over the world's then top Test team South Africa in November 2015. (Image: Reuters)

Kohli also captained India to a 3-0 home series win over the world's then top Test team South Africa in November 2015. (Image: Reuters)

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 Kohli scored a record four centuries in the 2016 edition of the Indian Premier League and ended the season with 973 runs. He guided his team Royal Challengers Bangalore to the final of the tournament where they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad. (Image: Getty Images)

Kohli scored a record four centuries in the 2016 edition of the Indian Premier League and ended the season with 973 runs. He guided his team Royal Challengers Bangalore to the final of the tournament where they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Kohli scored double centuries in four consecutive Test series. His opponents included West Indies, New Zealand, England and Bangladesh. (Image: AP/PTI)

Kohli scored double centuries in four consecutive Test series. His opponents included West Indies, New Zealand, England and Bangladesh. (Image: AP/PTI)

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 In January 2017, Kohli succeeded MS Dhoni as India's captain in ODIs and T20Is, thus becoming the captain in all three formats. (Image: Getty Images)

In January 2017, Kohli succeeded MS Dhoni as India's captain in ODIs and T20Is, thus becoming the captain in all three formats. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Kohli went past Sachin Tendulkar's record of most centuries in successful chases in ODI cricket in the year 2017. (Image: Reuters)

Kohli went past Sachin Tendulkar's record of most centuries in successful chases in ODI cricket in the year 2017. (Image: Reuters)

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 Kohli went past Ricky Ponting's record of 30 ODI centuries in October 2017 and is now the second in the list of most ODI centuries scored by a batsman behind Sachin Tendulkar. (Image: Reuters)

Kohli went past Ricky Ponting's record of 30 ODI centuries in October 2017 and is now the second in the list of most ODI centuries scored by a batsman behind Sachin Tendulkar. (Image: Reuters)