Virat Kohli is an ace Indian Cricketer who was awarded ICC ODI Player of the Year title in 2012, who is an ace batsman of middle order, medium pace bowler with right arm and a versatile player well admired by the Cricket world.
He holds also the Captainship with Royal Challengers team from Bangalore in the IPL matches, while he represents Delhi in First Class Cricket. Virat Kohli ODI Career is remarkable, particularly with his captainship of the victorious ODI team in 2008 in the U/19 Cricket World Cup tournament held at Malaysia.
In SportsPro ratings which are highly valuable, he is held as the 13th most marketable athlete in the world. Virat Kohli ’s first 100 in the test was in Adelaide during 2011/12 India tour.
Virat Kohli ODI Career
Virat Kohli ODI Career started with the match against Sri Lanka in the Idea Cup tour in 2008 and he was a member of the Indian team when it won 2011 world cup.
Kohli’s contribution from India to win the Emerging Players Tournament of 2009 in Australia was notable. In the last match against the team of South Africa, Kohlimade a century taking India to winning position and India won by seventeen runs. This event made Kohlipopular as the leading player scoring 398 runs from 7 matches which score included two countries and also two fifties.
It was the 2008Emerging Players Tournament at Australia That got Kohli selected in the ODI team for Sri Lanka tour of Indian team in 2008, which was his debut ODI participation. Although the first innings was a bit disappointing, he made a remarkable and critical 37 securing India’s winning status and sustain the series. Virat Kohli secured his first half-century scoring 54, in the fourth match which enabled India win the entire series. It was India's first win of Sri Lanka India, which fact made the selectors include him in the team for the home ODI series played against England team later that year but he could not play, because Tendulkar and Sehwag had returned from the play by that time. Kohli was not included in the squad for the ODI series of five-match series against Sri Lanka in 2009 at Sri Lanka.Kohli got an opportunity to play the fourth ODI at the time of Sri Lanka tour to India during the month of December 2009, since at that point of time Yuvaraj was injured. It is when he scored his first ODI century, extracting singles with GautamGambhirsharing a partnership of 224 runs with him making India win by 7 wickets fixing the series at 3–1.Virat Kohli achievements in ODI were remarkable all throughout.
Kohli’s 100th ODI
It is a matter of pride for Delhi people to know that their lad Virat Kohli became the 30th Indian cricketer to play the 100th ODI now and Virat Kohli ’s100th ODI match played between India and West Indies in London, on June 11th of 2013, is a matter of pride to every Indian.