101 Facts About Virat Kohli

1. Virat Kohli will not feature for India against New Zealand when the two teams lock horns in the first match of their T20 series on Wednesday morning.

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2. Virat Kohli was rested for the final two ODIs of the five-match series against New Zealand and will not be part of the three-T20 internationals as well.

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3. Virat Kohli was named captain of ICC's Test and ODI teams of 2018 for a fabulous run in international cricket.

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4. Virat Kohli said, "Me and my wife like to do normal things, we just like going around for walks.

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5. Virat Kohli revealed that it is the simplest things that give them joy.

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6. Virat Kohli is on a high at the moment after winning the 'ODI Cricketer of the Year', 'Test Cricketer of the Year' and 'Cricketer of the Year' awards for 2018 at the ICC yearly awards function.

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7. Virat Kohli posted a picture on Instagram with wife Anushka Sharma, where the couple is seen spending private time with each other besides a river in New Zealand.

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8. Virat Kohli was a happy man after Team India's 35-run win over New Zealand in the fifth and final One Day International in Hamilton.

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9. Virat Kohli had taken a break from cricket for the final two ODIs and the three-match T20I series against New Zealand, with Rohit Sharma standing in as captain.

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10. Virat Kohli was happy man after Team India's 35-run win over New Zealand in the fifth amd final one day international in Hamilton.

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11. Virat Kohli is as emotional on the field as any captain I've seen.

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12. On Friday, Virat Kohli took to social media to post an adorable image with Anushka Sharma.

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13. Virat Kohli is currently off cricket but that doesn't stop him from taking the Internet by storm.

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14. Virat Kohli captioned the image, posted on Instagram on Friday, with a simple heart emoji.

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15. Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli married in December 2017 in Italy.

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16. Virat Kohli enjoys well-deserved time off with wife Anushka Sharma.

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17. Virat Kohli is leading the team in a series of one-dayers and T20s.

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18. Virat Kohli said any team in the world would love to have Pandya.

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19. Virat Kohli has reasons to be thrilled with the way his team played.

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20. Virat Kohli is an unbelievable player, says England pacer Tom Curran.

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21. In March 2013, Virat Kohli started a charity foundation called Virat Kohli Foundation.

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22. In 2014, American Appraisal estimated Virat Kohli's brand value at 56.4 million placing him fourth on the list of India's most valued celebrity brands.

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23. In 2016, Virat Kohli started Stepathlon Kids, a children fitness venture, in partnership with Stepathlon Lifestyle.

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24. Virat Kohli added, "It's a business venture for me for the future.

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25. Virat Kohli started dating Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in 2013; the couple soon earned the celebrity couple nickname "Virushka".

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26. Virat Kohli has got into confrontations with players and umpires on several occasions.

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27. In early 2015, Richards said Virat Kohli was "already legendary" in the ODI format, while former Australian cricketer Dean Jones called Kohli the "new king of world cricket".

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28. Virat Kohli is strong through the mid-wicket and cover region.

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29. Virat Kohli missed the start of the 2017 season due to a shoulder injury.

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30. Virat Kohli scored four centuries in the tournament, having never scored one in the Twenty20 format before the start of the season, and became the first player to reach the 4000-run milestone in the IPL.

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31. Virat Kohli found success with the bat in the 2015 IPL in which he led his team to the playoffs.

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32. Virat Kohli was made vice-captain of the team that year and captained the team in a few matches when the regular skipper Daniel Vettori was injured.

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33. Virat Kohli had scored 82 in the third test at MCG, in which India won.

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34. Virat Kohli became the fastest Indian and second fastest overall to score 25 test hundreds, second only to Sir Don Bradman.

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35. Virat Kohli surpassed the milestone with 205 innings which is 54 innings less than the next quickest to the landmark, Sachin Tendulkar.

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36. Virat Kohli became the seventh Indian batsman and first since Sachin Tendulkar in June 2011 to achieve this feat.

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37. Virat Kohli signed to play for Surrey, but a neck injury ruled him out of his stint in England before it even began.

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38. Virat Kohli got the chance to captain in an ICC tournament for the first time in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.

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39. Virat Kohli broke the record of Australian great Donald Bradman and fellow Indian Rahul Dravid, both of whom had managed to get three.

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40. Virat Kohli got double centuries in the next two Test series against England and Bangladesh, making him the first batsman ever to score double centuries in four consecutive series.

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41. Virat Kohli struck an unbeaten 82 from 51 balls in India's must-win group match against Australia in "an innings of sheer class" with "clean cricket shots".

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42. Virat Kohli started 2016 with scores of 91 and 59 in the first two ODIs of the limited-overs tour of Australia.

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43. Virat Kohli was dismissed for 46 in India's second match against South Africa after another century partnership with opening batsman Dhawan.

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44. Virat Kohli was unable to replicate his Test success in ODIs, failing to make a two-digit score in any of the four games.

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45. Virat Kohli was dismissed for 46 in the second innings and India hung in for another draw.

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46. Virat Kohli made his personal best Test score of 169 in the first innings while sharing a 262-run partnership with Rahane, India's biggest partnership outside Asia in ten years.

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47. Virat Kohli made an unbeaten 139 off 126 balls to give his team a three-wicket win and a whitewash of Sri Lanka.

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48. Virat Kohli is playing with his bat too far away from his pad.

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49. Every time Virat Kohli came in, all he did was bowl at off stump, around the corridor of uncertainty and Kohli nicked it.

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50. Virat Kohli won the man of the match for this knock which he called "my best T20 innings".

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51. Virat Kohli scored 54 off 41 balls in the next game against West Indies and an unbeaten 57 from 50 balls against Bangladesh, both in successful run-chases.

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52. Virat Kohli missed out on his third century at Visakhapatnam in the next match, after being dismissed for 99 playing a hook shot off Ravi Rampaul.

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53. Virat Kohli batted twice in the two-match Test series against the West Indies, and had scores of 3 and 57 being dismissed by Shane Shillingford in both innings.

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54. Virat Kohli reached the 100-run mark in 61 balls, making it the third-fastest ODI century by an Indian batsman, and became the fastest batsman in the world to score 17 hundreds in ODI cricket.

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55. Virat Kohli scored a match-winning 144 against Sri Lanka in a warm-up match.

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56. Virat Kohli hit two fifties during the tournament, 50 against Afghanistan in the group stage and 78* against Pakistan in the Super Eights, winning man of the match for both innings.

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57. Virat Kohli was awarded the man of the match in both matches that India won, but India could not progress to the final of the tournament.

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58. Virat Kohli scored 108 in the opening match against Sri Lanka in a 50-run Indian victory, while India lost their next match to Bangladesh in which he made 66.

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59. Virat Kohli found moderate success in the subsequent ODI series in which he averaged 38.80.

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60. Virat Kohli batted at 5 and was dismissed for 4 and 15 caught behind by Fidel Edwards in both innings.

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61. Virat Kohli made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe at Harare and scored an unbeaten 26.

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62. Virat Kohli became only the third Indian batsman to score two ODI centuries before their 22nd birthday, after Tendulkar and Suresh Raina.

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63. Virat Kohli played as a reserve batsman in the seven-match home ODI series against Australia, appearing in two matches as injury replacement.

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64. Virat Kohli batted at number 4 for India in the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy because of an injury to Yuvraj Singh.

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65. Virat Kohli was then dropped from the squad for the five-match ODI series in Sri Lanka against Sri Lanka in January 2009.

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66. Virat Kohli made 105 and 16* in that match against a bowling line-up consisting of Brett Lee, Stuart Clark, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle and Jason Krejza.

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67. Virat Kohli batted only once in the two-match series, and scored 49 in that innings.

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68. Virat Kohli had scores of 37, 25 and 31 in the other three matches.

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69. Virat Kohli made his international debut, at the age of 19, in the first ODI of the tour and was dismissed for 12.

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70. Virat Kohli was picked in the India Emerging Players squad for the four-team Emerging Players Tournament in Australia.

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71. Virat Kohli scored 19 against South Africa Under-19s in the final which India won by 12 runs.

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72. Virat Kohli went directly to the funeral after he was dismissed.

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73. Virat Kohli averaged 105 in the three-match ODI series against England Under-19s and 49 in the three-match Test series.

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74. Virat Kohli was the one who drove me to practice every day.

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75. Virat Kohli was ready to bat at any spot, and I had to literally push him home after the training sessions.

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76. Virat Kohli was a natural in whatever he did and I was most impressed with his attitude.

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77. Virat Kohli has an older brother, Vikas, and an older sister, Bhavna.

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78. Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 in Delhi into a Punjabi Hindu family.

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79. Virat Kohli has other business ventures and over 20 brand endorsements.

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80. Virat Kohli was given the Arjuna Award in 2013, the Padma Shri under the sports category in 2017 and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the highest sporting honour in India, in 2018.

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81. In December 2018, Virat Kohli became the first Asian captain to win test match in England, Australia and South Africa.

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82. Virat Kohli is the only batsman in history to average over 50 in Tests, ODIs and T20Is simultaneously.

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83. Virat Kohli made his Test debut in 2011 and shrugged off the tag of "ODI specialist" by 2013 with Test hundreds in Australia and South Africa.

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84. New Delhi: Virat Kohli is one of the fittest cricketers in the world.

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85. Virat Kohli is a name that world cricket is all too familiar with.

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86. Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world, believes former England skipper.

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87. Virat Kohli produced one of the greatest batting performances by an overseas player on Australian soil.

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88. Virat Kohli got emotional and lost control: Viswanathan Anand on India captain's 'leave India' comment.

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89. Virat Kohli lost control with fan: Vishwanathan Anand on 'leave India' comment.

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90. Virat Kohli really the best batsman of all time? Numbers reveal the truth.

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91. Virender Sehwag says Virat Kohli will break all records of Sachin Tendulkar, except one.

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92. Virat Kohli has redefined fitness as far as the Indian cricket is concerned.

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93. New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli has responded for the first time after heavily trolled for asking an enthusiast to "leave the country" if he did not like to watch Indian cricketers in.

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94. Virat Kohli responds after trolled: 'I'll stick to getting trolled, all for freedom of choice'.

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95. Virat Kohli told the Indian fan to "go and live somewhere else" in a video on his newly-launched personal app.

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96. Virat Kohli recently became the fastest batsman to reach the 10K runs.

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97. Virat Kohli was in the eye of a storm during the launch of his mobile.

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98. Harsha Bhogle is right: Virat Kohli needs to come out of his bubble.

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99. Virat Kohli responds to his 'Do not live in India' comment, says he will stick to getting trolled.

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100. Virat Kohli is definitely one of India's most adored poster boy for health and fitness currently.

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101. Sunil Gavaskar added that Virat Kohli will greatly benefit from having MS Dhoni in the team for the World Cup.

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